Our Obituaries

Shirley Mae Strickland

December 18, 1931 - August 17, 2017

Shirley Mae Strickland peacefully returned to her heavenly home on Thursday, August 17, 2017.A consummate mother and homemaker, Shirley had a steadfast faith in Jesus Christ. In addition to raising her own five children, Shirley took in and cared for countless individuals during her lifetime.She is survived by her children and their spouses, Sharon (Frank), Frances (Mike), Tina (Eric), Ricky ...
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Agnes Garside Smith

September 22, 1930 - August 16, 2017

Agnes Garside Smith, 86, peacefully passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, August 16, 2017. She was born September 22, 1930 to John and Mary Garside in Oldham, England. Her mother Mary was a free-spirited, unconventional woman, and though sick for much of Agnes' childhood, she was fun and outgoing when she was feeling well. John, Agnes' father, was a hard-working man. Earning only...
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Esther Darnell Simmons

June 17, 1939 - August 16, 2017

Esther Darnell Simmons, 78, longtime resident of Hampton, died peacefully on August 16, 2017 surrounded by family.Esther was born on June 17, 1939 to the late George and Mable Darnell in Hampton where she lived all of her life. She was a loving wife and mother, a devout Christian who loved to sing, read the Bible, and cook. Her angel biscuits and cinnamon buns were legendary.Esther was preceded...
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Raymond Bonilla, Sr.

July 17, 1932 - August 15, 2017

Raymond (Ray) Bonilla, a resident of Seaford for more than 30 years, passed away at home on Tuesday August 15 after a lengthy illness. He was 85.Born in San Antonio, Texas to Adrian and Otilia Bonilla in 1932, Ray moved with his family to East Chicago, Indiana at a young age as his father sought better employment opportunities in the steel industry. Ray graduated from high school in East Chicago...
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William Joseph Frye

September 17, 1944 - August 14, 2017

William J. Frye, Sr., 72, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017. He was born in Greensboro, NC and was a resident of Hampton for 70 years.William served in the Army National Guard. He retired April of 2006 after thirty-two years from the Newport News Shipbuilding. He was a member of First Friends Church in Hampton. William was preceded in rest by his first wife of thirty-nine years, Judy A....
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Doris Jean Tarape

July 18, 1941 - August 14, 2017

Doris "Jean" Tarape, born July 18, 1941 to the late Evy Cartwright Cahoon and Leslie Hayes Cahoon, passed away August 14, 2017. She was the proud owner of J.J.'s Budget-Rite Insurance Agency. She was full of life and love and brought joy to all who knew her.Doris was predeceased by her parents and brother, Leslie Glenn Cahoon. She is survived by husband, Dominador Tarape; daughters, Adalina...
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Minh Van Pham

November 19, 1935 - August 13, 2017

Minh Van Pham, age 81, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was born in Vietnam and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 7:30 to 10:00 pm at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. The family will receive guests one hour prior to the Prayer Service. A second Prayer Service will be held from 7:00 to 10:00 pm on Friday, August 18, at the...
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Ray Vaughan

August 4, 1921 - August 11, 2017

Ray Vaughan passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 one week after his 96th birthday. He was born in Isle of Wight County on August 4, 1921, and lived in Hampton, Virginia, for most of his adult life. He was the ninth and last surviving son of George Washington Vaughan and Berta Lou Rose Vaughan. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II, stationed in Guam. After his service, he...
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Kenneth John Gibson,

August 11, 1974 - August 10, 2017

How does one begin writing goodbye to the most wonderful man in the world? I do this to honor the man he was while on earth and to elevate his energy now.Ken was loved and adored by so many. He helped countless people from working on their cars, rescuing them from the side of the road, to helping with household things. He was never able to say no to someone who needed him.A devoted husband, he...
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James R. Sample

February 26, 1934 - August 8, 2017

James "Jim" R. Sample, age 83, passed away Tuesday evening in Hampton, Virginia, surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on February 26th, 1934 in Morgansville, West Virginia, to William J. and Ruby Lotus Sample. He graduated from Doddridge County High School in West Union, West Virginia in 1952 and continued his education at the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School, graduating in...
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Estelle O'Neal Keith

January 26, 1922 - August 7, 2017

Estelle O. Keith, 95, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 7, 2017. She was born in Waverly, Virginia and was a longtime resident of the Peninsula and a member of Deer Park Baptist Church. She served her country by working as a riveter in Newport News Shipyard during World War II. She later worked as a switchboard operator at Riverside Hospital. Estelle was preceded in rest by her...
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Victor Lane Hollingsworth

April 1, 1936 - August 1, 2017

LTC Victor L. Hollingsworth, 81, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. He was born in Mississippi and was a resident of Hampton for 38 years. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1981 as Lieutenant Colonel after serving 23 years of service which included two tours in Vietnam. He was the recipient of a Bronze Star medal as well as other medals and commendations. Mr. Hollingsworth was a member of...
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Olive Carter Dale

December 14, 1920 - July 31, 2017

Olive Carter Dale, 96, entered Heaven on Monday, July 31, 2017. She was the widow of Herbert B. Dale, Sr. Olive was born in Elizabeth City, N.C. to Essie and Jesse Carter and was the last of her siblings.She retired from Sears and volunteered many hours at Hampton General (Sentara CarePlex) and Riverside Rehabilitation Auxiliaries. She was an active member of Fox Hill Road Baptist Church and...
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Michael Clifton Lambright

December 21, 1945 - July 26, 2017

Michael Lambright, 71, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. He was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts.Michael retired from the U.S. Air Force as Chief Master Sergeant after 30 years of service. He continued his career in the Civil Service at Langley Air Force Base and retired again after 18 years of service. He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Poquoson Golf Association.Michael is...
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Stella Mallory Grant

November 10, 1936 - July 25, 2017

Stella Mallory Grant, 80, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. She was born in Wendell, North Carolina and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia for 62 years. Stella graduated from Lucy Addison High School and attended Fisk University and Hampton Institute. She retired from Hampton University in December 2016 after being a library clerk for 56 years. Stella was a former member of Sweet Union...
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Christopher Van Mabe

August 23, 1974 - July 25, 2017

Christopher Van Mabe, 42, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. He was born in Hampton, Virginia and was a resident of Yorktown for 10 years, graduated from Bethel High School in 1992 and attended Christopher Newport College. Christopher was preceded in rest by his daughter, Makayla Mabe. He is survived by his daughter, Miranda Dawn Mabe; sons, Justin Mabe, Jared Mabe, and Jacob Mabe all...
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Raymond E. Coiner

September 24, 1944 - July 21, 2017

Raymond E. Coiner, age 72, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife Gail Coiner and extended family. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Charles F. Hanselmann, Jr.

November 20, 1943 - July 19, 2017

Charles F. Hanselmann, Jr., 73, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was born in New York and was a resident of Virginia for 20 years. Charles retired from the US. Army in 2003 after 36 years of service at the rank of Colonel; he received many medals and commendations including "Efficient Performance of Military Duty" as Second Lieutenant as well as Quarter Master Corps; he loved to...
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James Joseph Ginella

March 18, 1928 - July 18, 2017

James Joseph Ginella, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Robert Floyd Ellis

June 8, 1929 - July 16, 2017

Robert F. Ellis, 88, passed away at his home with his children by his side on Sunday, July 16, 2017. He was born on June 8, 1929, to Henry and Frances Ellis, Sr. in Canandaigua, New York. While stationed in Germany, he met and married Heide in 1959, and they spent 48 years together raising a loving family. After serving 20 years in the USAF, he retired as a Master Sergeant and went to work at...
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Leslie Anderson Snyder

July 30, 1951 - July 15, 2017

Leslie Anderson Snyder died peacefully in his home in Hampton, Virginia, on July 15, 2017, after a short battle with stomach cancer. Leslie was born on July 30, 1951. He was a son, brother, and friend. He lived in downtown Phoebus for much of his life. He was an accomplished musician and entertainer. Leslie played both drums and guitar and worked/toured with several different bands over the...
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Martha Jane Pollock

April 13, 1930 - July 11, 2017

Martha Pollock to some. Mom to us.Mom was always witty, comforting, feisty, determined. She had a big heart. She wanted to lend a hand whenever she thought someone needed it.Preceded in death by her husband, Dees, in October 1993. They were together 44 years.Mom enjoyed being outdoors, looking at the birds and feeding the squirrels. Over the years mom had many squirrels that would "knock on the...
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Edna Ormon-Becks

July 26, 1934 - July 10, 2017

Edna Ormon-Becks, 82 of Hampton, Virginia entered the kingdom of heaven on July 10, 2017. She was born on July 26, 1934 in Oak City, North Carolina. She was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in New York and retired in 1992 after 25 years of service. After retirement she moved to Hampton, Virginia in 1993. She was a devoted member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church where she served faithfully until...
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Robert Francis Adams

April 3, 1931 - July 10, 2017

Robert F. Adams, 86 of Williamsburg, VA, was called to heaven on Monday, 10 Jul 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Nadine E. Adams and his daughter, Debra A. Kierstead of Canaan, NH. He is survived by his sister, Marlene Meyers, of Murrells Inlet, SC; daughters: Lynne Michaud of Hampton, VA, Carol Pearson (Norman) of Canaan, NH, and his son Donald Adams (Janet) of Yorktown,...
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Robert Wayne Frayser

April 12, 1946 - July 9, 2017

Robert "Bobby" Wayne Frayser, 71, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017. He was a native of Poquoson, Virginia and was a resident of Newport News for 26 years. Bobby was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of VVA chapter 433.Bobby was preceded in rest by his father, Walter (Pete) Frayser and a brother, Jerry Frayser. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Betty Frayser; mother, Beulah...
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Phyllis April Chamberlain

August 29, 1942 - July 8, 2017

Phyllis April "Bibby" Chamberlain, age 74, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. She was born in Sherman Station, Maine and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia for 35 years. Phyllis will be fondly remembered as a loving, caring, and devoted mother and grandmother. Phyllis is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Frederick H. Chamberlain and her parents, Roy and Yvonne Russell. Left to...
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Thomas William Weidner

July 4, 1941 - July 7, 2017

Thomas William Weidner passed away on Friday, July 7th, 2017 after a valiant fight with cancer. Tom was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 4th, 1941. He joined the United States Air Force in 1963 traveling with his two young daughters to the Philippines and Turkey. He met his wife of 30+ years in South Carolina where he was stationed after Turkey. He not only gained a wife, he gained a son...
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Loretta Marie Yeo

September 22, 1953 - July 6, 2017

Loretta Marie Yeo, age 63, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017. She was born in Pittsfield, New York and was a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia. She will be laid to rest in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk at a later date. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the...
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Thomas Allen Gilbert

April 16, 1958 - July 6, 2017

Thomas (Tommy) Gilbert, 59, passed away peacefully on Thursday July 6, 2017.Tommy was a lifelong resident of Hampton, who was passionate about fishing and boating. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force and spent over 30 years working at Howmet Corporation.He leaves behind his sister, Cathy Quinn and husband, Tom; brothers, Charles (Bubby) Gilbert and John Gilbert; his two loving...
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C. Daniel Loucks

August 9, 1948 - July 4, 2017

C. Daniel "Danny" Loucks, 68, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 surrounded by loving family. He was a lifelong resident of Hampton, VA.He is survived by his wife, Ann; step-daughter, Marianne Gustafson (John); grandchildren, Erik and Gwyn; a brother in California and extended family members. The family will receive friends 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral...
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Kathy King Coles

May 17, 1960 - July 3, 2017

Kathy King Coles, age 57, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Thomasine Dyke Hall

June 6, 1926 - July 2, 2017

Thomasine Dyke Hall, was called home to be with her Lord on July 2, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born in Newport News, VA on June 6, 1926. She was a graduate of Newport News High School, class of 1944. Thomasine was preceded in death by her husband, Earl T. Hall, Sr. and her sister, Dorothy Dyke Warren. She is survived by a son, Tom Hall and his wife, Rosemary and a daughter, Kathie Annette...
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H. M. Vaughn

October 21, 1929 - July 1, 2017

HM "Dude" Vaughn, 87, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017.After a 41 year career with the Newport News Shipyard he retired in 1992 as the power house operator. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and its Liberty Builders. His love of antique cars lead him to be a member of several antique car clubs. He enjoyed spending time in his yard and tending to his flower beds. Surviving members...
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Shirley Mae Cox

December 2, 1948 - June 28, 2017

Shirley Mae Cox, 68, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. She was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to the late Sidney Alonzo Woodcock and Pauline Mae Woodcock. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her sister, Linda Faye Yates. Left behind to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of 49 years, Gene Harold Cox, Sr.; her brother, Sidney Wayne Woodcock,...
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Gerald Wayne Croll

April 25, 1940 - June 28, 2017

Gerald Wayne Croll "Jerry", 77, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Riverside Regional Medical Center. He retired in 2007 from the Newport News Shipbuilding after 48 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1119 and a former Taekwondo Instructor. He enjoyed his grandchildren's sports and was their #1 fan. He was predeceased by his son, Michael Wayne Croll, his parents and his brother....
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Jack Donald Gardner

August 20, 1943 - June 28, 2017

Jack Donald Gardner, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. He was born in North Carolina and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Jonathan Scull

November 1, 1985 - June 27, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Parklawn Memorial Park.
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Raymond Clohn Turner

December 16, 1968 - June 27, 2017

Raymond "Ray" Clohn Turner, 48, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. He was born in Saigon, Vietnam, a graduate of Frankfurt American High School and a resident of Newport News/Hampton for 30 years. He was an avid Redskins and NASCAR fan and a skilled automotive technician. Raymond was preceded in rest by his birth father, Charles D. Turner. He will be sadly missed by his mother,...
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James Melvin Buckingham

October 25, 1936 - June 26, 2017

James Melvin Buckingham, 80, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017. He was born in Willard, Ohio and was a resident of Virginia for 35 years. James was a veteran of the U.S. Army. After serving in the military James worked for the Newport News Shipbuilding for 19 years. He was a volunteer for the Virginia Living Museum with 3,000 plus hours of service and received the Gloria Lombardi Award in...
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Raymond Paul Rec, Sr.

August 8, 1940 - June 25, 2017

Raymond Paul Rec, Sr., 76, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017. He was born in Chicopee, Massachusetts and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia for 35 years. Ray was a retired Electrical Engineer with 35 years of service. He served in the Navy as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. Ray was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, IEEE, ICC Finance Council, and a graduate...
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Donald Aubrey Mohorn

April 13, 1960 - June 25, 2017

Donald A. Mohorn, 57, died unexpectedly in a vehicle accident on Sunday, June 25, 2017. He was born in Newport News and was a resident of Hampton.Donald was a man who loved his family, NASCAR, music, boiled peanuts and his dog Star. Although he was an insulator for General Dynamics, carpentry was Donnie's true passion. Donald was preceded in rest by his father, Tasker P. Mohorn and brother,...
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Charlesetta Tank Cokley

March 25, 1947 - June 25, 2017

Ms. Charlesetta "Etta" Cokley (nee Tank) died on June 25, 2017 in Burke, VA at the age of 70. Etta was born on March 25, 1947 in Girard, GA. She is the daughter of Carrie and Charlie Tank (born to Rosa Solomon). She graduated from Norfolk State University in 1996 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. After beginning her career in education with Calvary Revival Christian Schools, she...
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Clarence A. Brown, Jr.

August 5, 1923 - June 25, 2017

Clarence A. Brown Jr. "Brownie", 93, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017. He was born in Flomaton, Alabama to the late Clarence Sr. and Korrie Brown.Clarence was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hampton. He was a graduate of Auburn University. Clarence was also a Veteran who served in the Army Air Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant during World War II. After his military career Clarence...
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Myla Marie Witten

December 12, 1935 - June 25, 2017

Myla Witten, 81, of York County passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017. She was born December 12, 1935 in Stolling, West Virginia to Robert Floyd and Jessie Marie (Boyd) Austin. She was married May 7, 1955 to Norman Franklin Witten, Sr. until his death November 21, 2004. She was the mother of Frank and Wesley, nine grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. As a military family they lived...
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Lillian Inez Willis

March 13, 1925 - June 24, 2017

Lillian Inez Willis, 92, passed away June 24, 2017. Lillian was a native of Crockett, Virginia and a lifelong resident of the Peninsula. She retired as a Food Service Supervisor for the U.S. Government and Civil Service. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Hampton. Lillian is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Fred Louis Willis; son, Robert L. Willis; daughter, Rebecca...
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Dorothy Belle McCoy

April 24, 1938 - June 22, 2017

Dorothy Belle McCoy, 79, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017. She was a native of Phoebus and a resident of Newport News for over fifty years.She was an exceptional seamstress who worked from her home and made many garments including wedding dresses, pageant dresses, and personal clothing for her family. She was of the Methodist faith. Dorothy was a member of the Police Officers' Wives Assoc.,...
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Luther Wayne Moore

January 8, 1951 - June 22, 2017

Luther Wayne Moore, age 66, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017. He was born in Washington County, Virginia and was a resident of Hampton. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.
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Grace Nichols Wheeler

August 29, 1925 - June 21, 2017

Grace Nichols Wheeler, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was born in Monroe, Virginia and was a resident of Hampton.A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Parklawn Memorial Park. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood...
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Summer Annalise Knight

June 20, 2017 - June 20, 2017

Summer Annalise Knight, infant daughter of Brionna Boone and Robert Knight, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Douglas Fairbanks Auvil

January 15, 1934 - June 19, 2017

Douglas Fairbanks Auvil (Doug) went to be with his Lord on Monday, June 19, 2017 surrounded by all his family. He was best known for his honesty and his love for his loving wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a Godly Christian who led all his children to the Lord.Doug was born in Iaeger, West Virginia in 1934 and had four brothers and three sisters. He married the...
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Sarah Grella Dixon

September 1, 1923 - June 19, 2017

On Monday, June 19, 2017, one of God's most beautiful, cheerful, and joyful daughters went home to be with the Lord.Born on September 1, 1923, Sarah, was an avid gardener and she never met a plant that she couldn't grow. From cooking amazingly delicious southern food to shopping and staying apprised of the latest fashions in retail, Sarah loved life. She was an amazing mother to her son,...
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Harley Theodore Gilbert, Jr.

October 3, 1948 - June 18, 2017

Harley Theodore Gilbert, Jr., 68, passed away on June 18, 2017 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was born, October 3, 1948, in Poquoson, Virginia to Harley Sr. and Rosanna Gilbert. Harley honorably served his Country for over 20 years, in the U.S. Army.Harley is survived by his wife, Dianne Gilbert; two children, Michael and Candy; four grandchildren, Korall, Kayla, Paris, and Korrie; and great...
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Maria Alcala

October 19, 1926 - June 17, 2017

Maria Alcala, 90, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017. She was born in the Dominican Republic and was a resident of Virginia for 25 years. Maria was a homemaker. Maria was preceded in rest by her parents, her sister, Reina Alcala, and her brother, Juan Francisco. She is survived by her daughter, Milagros A. Jones of Newport News; two grandchildren, Federico A. Jones, Jr., of Austin, Texas...
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Anthony John Fertitta, Jr.

August 27, 1955 - June 16, 2017

Anthony John Fertitta, Jr., age 61, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017. He was born in Virginia and was a resident of Hampton. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.
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John Quackenbush Hatten, Sr.

April 30, 1924 - June 15, 2017

Dr. John Quackenbush Hatten, a beloved physician and lifelong resident of the Peninsula, died at age 93 on June 15th, 2017. The son of Leone and Earl Hatten, Dr. Hatten was born April 30, 1924 in Albany, New York. The family moved to Hampton when he was six years old. He was graduated from Hampton High School in 1941 and Hampden Sydney College in 1943, where he was a member of the Navy...
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Courtney Renee Wedding

January 19, 1992 - June 13, 2017

Courtney Renee Wedding, 25, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Born on January 19, 1992, she was a native of Newport News and a graduate of Denbigh High School. Left to cherish her memory is her mother, Lisa Pellerito; father, Mark Wedding (Tara); sisters, Corina Pellerito (Steven), Kacie Baylis (Dusty), Kendall Wedding; brother, Bryce Wedding; grandmothers, Linda Elrod, Heather Morgan; aunts...
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Marie Antos Howe

May 20, 1917 - June 11, 2017

Having celebrated her 100th birthday May 20, 2017, Marie Antos Howe died peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017.She was born in Akron, Ohio and resided in Takoma Park, MD until 1979 when she moved to Port Charlotte, FL. In 2008, she moved to Newport News. She had a long successful career with the United States Postal Service as a supervisory administrator and subsequently retired from the...
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Phillip Edward Hunt

May 15, 1926 - June 11, 2017

Phillip Edward Hunt, Sr., age 91, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017. He was a native of Phoebus, VA. Before recently moving to Virginia Beach, he was a resident of Beckley, WV.Wherever he was living, he was known to own and operate a "General Store" containing anything from soft drinks to reconditioned furniture. Preceding him in rest is his wife, Dorothy Cavell Hunt; son, Phillip Edward Hunt,...
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Angela G. Rodgers

December 5, 1956 - June 11, 2017

Angela G. Rodgers, 60, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017. She was a native of Georgia and a resident of Hampton for 48 years. She retired from retail management in 2015 after 30 years of service and was a member of Providence United Methodist Church in Yorktown. She graduated from Bethel High School and attended Thomas Nelson Community College and Old Dominion University. Angi was preceded...
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Terry Van Lee

June 25, 1954 - June 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, Hampton, VA.
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Kenneth Ray Woodard

July 30, 1949 - June 9, 2017

Kenneth Woodard, 67, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017. He was born in Hampton and was a resident of Williamsburg.Kenneth was preceded in rest by his parents, James and Fannie Woodard. He is survived by his brother, James F. Woodard, Jr.The family will receive friends 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Parklawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. A celebration of Kenneth's life will...
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Earline W. Autry

January 29, 1928 - June 9, 2017

Earline W. Autry, 89, of Newport News, passed away June 9, 2017.She was born in North Carolina and resided in Newport News most of her married life. Earline was a member of the Williamsburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church.She is predeceased by her daughter, Lynette Chappelle. Earline is survived by her husband of 20 years, James C. Autry; son, Ron Taylor; three grandchildren, Aaron, Allison, and...
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Louise D. Ferguson

February 14, 1927 - June 7, 2017

Louise D. Ferguson, known to all who loved her as "Weezy", passed into eternal life on June 7, 2017, in Hampton, VA, at the age of 90. She was born on February 14, 1927 to the late Henry and Anna Karsten in Sauk Centre, MN and spent the majority of her life in Hampton, VA. She was married in 1951 to John M. Ferguson until he passed away in 1984. Outgoing and friendly, Louise worked for...
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Byron Lee Jones

October 26, 1948 - June 7, 2017

Byron Lee Jones went to be with his Lord on June 7, 2017. He was a native of Hampton Roads and worked for Snap-On Tools for nearly 30 years, first as a dealer and later as a Field Service Specialist. Byron was known for his laugh, smile, love of guns and old cars. Though health issues plagued him for the past few years, he loved life and his family until the very end. He is no longer in pain and...
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Mary Panayotis Crump

February 12, 1920 - June 4, 2017

Mary Panayotis Crump, 97, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017.Mary was born in Newport News, Virginia, on February 12, 1920, and was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Estella Panayotis, husband, Craven Crump Sr., her children, Steven Crump, Wanda...
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Samuel Albert Crump

November 17, 1953 - June 3, 2017

Samuel Albert Crump, 63, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hampton. Sam was a heating and air conditioning mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Providence Free Will Baptist Church. Sam was preceded in rest by his parents, John C. and Veatrice M. Crump; brothers, Joseph C. Crump and Dearl E. Crump; and sister, Carolyn Nicholson. He is...
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Carlisle Harrison Smith, Sr.

March 23, 1934 - May 29, 2017

C. H. "Smitty" Smith, Sr., 83, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017. His is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beatrice Long Smith; children, Helen Wyatt (Kenny), Kathy Flythe (Woody), Carlisle Smith, Jr. (Lynda), John Smith (Pam), and Billy Smith (Rhonda); brother, Cecil Smith of Tabor City, NC; and nine grandchildren, Chris Wyatt of Newport News, Scott Flythe of Suffolk, Cory Smith and Candace...
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Carmen Lydia Davila-Garcia

April 21, 1959 - May 27, 2017

Carmen Lydia Davila-Garcia, age 58, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017. She was born in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico and was a resident of Newport News, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Mahmood Seyed Tabibi

February 8, 1930 - May 27, 2017

Mahmood Seyed Tabibi, age 87, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017. He was born in Herat, Afghanistan and was a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia.A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Mosque and Islamic Center of Hampton, 22 Tide Mill Lane, in Hampton. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com...
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Robert Lewis Stickle

June 20, 1932 - May 27, 2017

Robert Lewis (Bob) Stickle, 84, passed away on May 27, 2017, at his childhood home in Hampton, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Frances Stickle of Hampton, and his wife of 48 years, Barbara Early Stickle. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph W. and Peggy Stickle of Hampton; his daughter, Margaret Moore, and her husband, Harold Moore, Jr., of...
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Albert Murph, Sr.

October 19, 1947 - May 27, 2017

USAF MSGT (retired) Albert Murph Sr., 69, departed this life on May 27, 2017. He was the son of the late Franklin and Elouise Murph and was born on October 19, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. He retired at Langley Air Force Base after twenty-three years of service. He worked as a Diesel Mechanic for American Diesel and Turbo Maintenance, officially retiring from full-time employment in 2005. He is...
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Larry Washington Neale

January 10, 1939 - May 25, 2017

Colonel Larry W. Neale (U.S. Army, Ret.) passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017. He was born on January 10, 1939 in King William, Virginia and was a long time member of Bethany Baptist Church. In 1960 he graduated with a BS in Business Administration from Virginia State University and received a Regular Army (RA) Commission through its ROTC program. Following courses completed through the...
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Tommy Gary Cox

April 24, 1958 - May 25, 2017

Tommy Gary Cox, age 59, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017. He was born in Alabama and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Tommy is survived by his wife, Sharon V. Thomas; daughters, Keylania La-tese Cox and Linda Ayesha Cox; sons, Al-Azim Thomas and wife, Aja and Derrick Thomas and wife, Shakera; two grandchildren; parents, Kenneth Edward, Sr. and Ethel Cox; sister, Tanja Cox-Cressinger;...
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Margaret Theresa Moss

March 1, 1924 - May 24, 2017

Margaret Theresa Moss, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Parklawn Memorial Park.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of...
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Nancy Vonda Bookman

January 1, 1935 - May 20, 2017

Nancy Vonda Bookman, 82, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017. She was a longtime resident of Hampton and a native of Covington, Virginia. She was a loving wife and mother and retired from LAFB Civil Service as a recreation aide where she enjoyed many happy years of service. Nancy is preceded in rest by her husband, Donald Keese Bookman, Sr.; father, Benjamin Phillip Carter; mother, Era...
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Jeannie Katherine Loving

October 27, 1946 - May 17, 2017

Jeannie Katherine Loving, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas and was a resident of Richmond, Virginia. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Vernon Walter Wilson,

August 21, 1920 - May 17, 2017

Vernon W. Wilson, Jr., "PopPop," passed from this life into the arms of Jesus, May 17, 2017. Vernon, age 96, was born in Hampton to parents, Vernon and Mattie Wilson, August 21, 1920. He was a lifelong resident of Hampton. Vernon dearly loved his family and was known as a kind and gentle man who never had a mean word for anyone.Vernon was a graduate of Hampton High School and played on the...
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Irma Rigaud

December 19, 1929 - May 16, 2017

Irma Rigaud, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. She was born in Haiti and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, May 26, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Irma's life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 27, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2150 Cunningham Drive, in Hampton. Interment will...
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Gayle Bryant Guthrie

July 29, 1927 - May 16, 2017

Senior Master Sergeant Gayle B. 'Gus' Guthrie, 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born in Morehead City, North Carolina and was a resident of Hampton for 53 years. He was a 28 year veteran of the United States Air Force, retiring from Langley Air Force Base in 1975.Gayle is survived by his wife, Donna Guthrie; granddaughter, Crystal Deal; step-son, Doug Deal; daughters,...
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Robert Kenneth Effinger

July 21, 1946 - May 15, 2017

Robert Kenneth Effinger, 70, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hampton.His career as a plumber and pipefitter spanned over forty years and he was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union No. 540.He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Frances A. Effinger; two daughters; four grandchildren; one brother; one sister; one step-son; and three step...
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Toshiko Tanaka Golden

March 25, 1927 - May 14, 2017

Toshiko Tanaka Golden, 90, passed away peacefully at home, with her loved ones by her side on Sunday, May 14, 2017. She was lovingly called "Mema" by her family and their friends. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her. She was one of nine children born to Futado and Masa Tanaka. She was born and raised in Kiryu, Japan. Mema studied very hard to earn high grades in school. She attended...
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Juliette Smith Anonsen

March 26, 1945 - May 14, 2017

Juliette Smith Anonsen, 72, passed away on Mother's Day, May 14, 2017 at her beloved home in Suffolk, surrounded by her family and devoted caregivers.Julie was born on March 26, 1945 in Wilmington, N.C. to the late John Watkins Smith and Shirley Ensley Smith. Not long after she was born the family returned to her father's home in Poquoson, VA, where Julie flourished along with her sister, Betsy,...
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Mildred C. Payne

November 5, 1926 - May 11, 2017

Mildred Callahan Payne, 90, of Hampton, Virginia passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017.Mrs. Mildred C. Payne was born November 5, 1926 in Whiteville, North Carolina, one of fifteen children, to Neil Graham Callahan and Mattie Powers Callahan. Mildred Payne and her husband, Harold T. Payne, of 56 years, were long- time residents of Hampton initially settling at Langley Air Force Base.Mrs. Payne&...
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Xinh Van Le

January 13, 1949 - May 11, 2017

Xinh Van Le, age 68, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017. He was born in Vietnam and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.A celebration of Xinh's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood...
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Christopher James Smith

June 30, 1974 - May 10, 2017

Christopher James "BC" Smith, age 42, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hampton.He worked for Stillwater Tavern as a cook and was considered a "Culinary Artist". BC was an avid pool and dart player and had a nickname of "Super 14".Surviving members of his family include his daughter, Kailyn Rebecca Ryan; sister, Taylor R. Pyscher "Little Rachael"; brother,...
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Christopher James Smith

June 30, 1974 - May 10, 2017

Christopher James "BC" Smith, age 42, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hampton.He worked for Stillwater Tavern as a cook and was considered a "Culinary Artist". BC was an avid pool and dart player and had a nickname of "Super 14".Surviving members of his family include his daughter, Kailyn Rebecca Ryan; sister, Taylor R. Pyscher "Little Rachael"; brother,...
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Marie Ferroni Crump

November 8, 1937 - May 9, 2017

On May 9, 2017 Marie Ferroni Crump lost her battle with cancer.She was born in Lynchburg, Virginia on November 8, 1937 and moved to Hampton at age 4.Marie graduated from Hampton High School, Class of 1955 and went to work for C & P Telephone Company where she retired after 30 years of service.Marie was an active member of the Telephone Pioneers.She is preceded in death by her father, Anthony...
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Robyn Joe Smiley

May 7, 1958 - May 8, 2017

Robyn Joe Smiley, age 59, a resident of Hampton, Virginia passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017. He was born May 7, 1958 at Stuttgart Memorial Hospital, in Stuttgart, Arkansas to JoAnn Smiley. Robyn accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at a very early age, and became a member of First Baptist Church, where he was baptized and discipled under the leadership of the late Rev. Deltha Lee O'Neal,...
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Nhung Thi Nguyen

May 12, 1959 - May 8, 2017

Nhung Thi Nguyen, age 57, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born in Vietnam and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, May 11 and May 12, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Nhung's life will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Our Lady of Vietnam, 1307 LaSalle Avenue, in Hampton. Friends are...
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Mary Kathryn Smith

December 29, 1947 - May 8, 2017

Mary K. Smith, 69, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born in Garland, TX and was a resident of Hampton for four years.Mary was preceded in rest by her parents, Mark A. and Valera K. Haley. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Ray Smith of Hampton; daughters, Molly K. Hirshfeld (Jonathan Maurice) of Coeur da Alene, ID, and Robin Sparkman (Charles K. III) of Hampton; grandchildren,...
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Kenneth Larry Ketterman

December 30, 1947 - May 6, 2017

Ken was born on December 30, 1947 in Elkins, West Virginia and moved to Hampton, Virginia in his youth. He graduated from Newport News High School in 1964 and served in the U.S. Army for three years based in South Korea and Mannheim, Germany. He received a bachelor's degree from Christopher Newport College in 1976.His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. Ken supported his...
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Velma Jean Allison

October 7, 1926 - May 6, 2017

Velma Jean Allison, 90, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017. She was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas and was a resident of Hampton for 51 years.Velma was a member of Hampton Baptist Church, belonged to the Hampton Woman's Club as well as Virginia Music Educators Association. She was the organist at Parkview Baptist, Memorial Baptist, and Hampton Baptist. Velma was preceded in rest by her...
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Raymond Eugene Tucker

April 28, 1946 - May 5, 2017

Raymond E. Tucker passed away Friday, May 5 2017 at his home in Gloucester, Virginia. Ray was born April 28, 1946 in Columbia, South Carolina.Ray was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and retired from NASA/Langley after 40 years of faithful service as a Master Electrician and member of IBEW Local 1340. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid classic car enthusiast.Preceding him in rest...
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Hamed Juma

October 3, 1958 - May 5, 2017

Hamed Juma, age 58, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017. He was born in Palestine and was a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia. A funeral service will be held Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 1:45 pm at the Islamic Center of Hampton, 22 Tide Mill Lane, Hampton, Virginia with interment to follow at Parklawn Memorial Park. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of...
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Doris L. Harrison

June 8, 1925 - May 4, 2017

Doris L. Harrison, 91, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the home of her son in Chesterfield, Virginia.Doris was a lifelong Peninsula resident and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church and worked at Nolands Plumbing until retirement. She is now joined with her beloved husband, Nelson (Spunky) Harrison. Doris is survived by her son, W. Howard Barnes and his wife, Maryann Barnes of...
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Clayton Thomas Ingham

December 6, 1936 - May 2, 2017

Clayton "Tom" Ingham, age 80, of Burnside, KY, formerly of Hampton, VA, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, in Somerset, KY.Tom was born on December 6, 1936, in Hymera, IN, son of the late William and Bernice Tennis Ingham. He married JoAnne Berry on January 12, 1958. Tom was retired from the U.S. Air Force, and was a Vietnam War veteran. He loved to play...
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Carl O'Brian Christenbury, Jr.

October 24, 1946 - April 29, 2017

Carl O'Brian Christenbury, known as Brian, was born on October 24, 1946, in Dixie Hospital, Hampton, Virginia. He left us on Saturday, April 29, 2017.He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Carolyn Sue Fox, and his sister, Carolyn Eby and brother-in-law, Marlin, and sister-in-law, Connie Elliott and brother-in-law Jerry, and nephew, Scott Eby and wife Barbara, and their children,...
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Chansamone Mynoymany Searles

March 1, 1971 - April 29, 2017

Chansamone Mynoymany Searles, age 46, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017. She was born in Laos and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.She was the soul-mate of Arnold Searles and beloved mother of Tia and Debra and step-mother of Stephanie and Bret SearlesThe family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, with a celebration of...
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Joan Elizabeth Corley

November 7, 1942 - April 29, 2017

Joan Elizabeth Corley, age 74, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017. She was born in Hampton, Virginia, where she was also a resident.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Alton Taylor Moore

May 12, 1937 - April 28, 2017

Alton T. "Al" Moore, 79, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017. He was born May 12, 1937 and grew up in Poquoson. He was a resident of Hampton for over 50 years and was very involved in the community. His entire career was at NASA retiring in 1995 as Head of Scientific & Technical Photography. Al was preceded in rest by his parents, Elmer T. and Nannie Moore; his wife of 43 years and mother...
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