Our Obituaries

Luther Wayne Moore

January 8, 1951 - June 22, 2017

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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 home in Hampton.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 Hampton; his oldest son,...
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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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Herman Wray Wedding

November 26, 1923 - April 27, 2017

Wray Wedding entered the Gates of Heaven on April 27, 2017.He was born in Daviess County, Kentucky on November 26, 1923. After graduating from Daviess County High School, Wray enlisted in the U.S. Army and retired as Master Sergeant after more than 28 years of service. He served in WWII, Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. He made two tours of the Pacific. He also toured Germany, Hawaii,...
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Noland Randolph Lacks, Jr.

October 29, 1942 - April 27, 2017

Noland R. Lacks, Jr., 74, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017. He was a native of Phoebus and a lifelong resident of Hampton.Noland was a career Waterman retiring in 1998.He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol Lacks; two sons, Christopher (Susan) Lacks and Wayne (Stephanie) Hudgins; daughter, Rhonda (Bobby) Starcher; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.The family will...
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Saskia Elizabeth Reneau

February 9, 1985 - April 22, 2017

Saskia Elizabeth Reneau, age 32, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017. She was born in Hampton, Virginia where she was also a resident.The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2150 Cunningham Drive, in Hampton. A celebration of Saskia's life will begin at 7:00 pm following the visitation. Interment will be at 12:00...
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Nasem Said Abouelsaad

June 9, 1960 - April 21, 2017

Nasem Said Abouelsaad, age 56, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017. He was born in Egypt and was a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia. A funeral service will be held Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church, 189 Semple Farm Road, Hampton, Virginia, with interment to follow at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens, 155 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, Virginia. Friends are...
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Ginger Lee Savage

July 12, 1967 - April 19, 2017

Ginger L. Savage slipped from our loving arms and into the arms of our Lord in the early morning hours of April 19, 2017. While she will be terribly missed we take comfort in knowing she is now in the company of Angels along with her beloved father and sister, Albert V. Watlet and Dawn Watlet Kushner.Left to carry on Ginger's loving memory is her mother, Elizabeth Watlet; husband, Terry G....
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Norman Joseph Rainville

December 25, 1924 - April 18, 2017

Norman J. Rainville, 92, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born in Somersworth, NH and was a resident of Virginia for 47 years.He was of the Catholic faith. Norman served in WWII in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Bunkerhill, CVN17. After transferring service branches to the U.S. Air Force and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired in 1974 from military service after a...
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Shirley Schmidt Booth

January 13, 1923 - April 18, 2017

Shirley S. Booth, age 94, beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2017 to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her childhood sweetheart, husband and soulmate, Clarence. Shirley was born January 13, 1923 in Belle Vernon, PA. After high school she attended the University of Pittsburg, receiving her Bachelor's Degree and...
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Brenda Sue Griffin

April 22, 1952 - April 18, 2017

Brenda Sue Griffin, 64, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was born in Lumberton, N.C. and was a resident of Newport News for 38 years.She was a member of Wythe Presbyterian Church in Hampton. She graduated from Hampton High School and Thomas Nelson Community College at the age of 40, Magna Cum Laude with an Associates Degree in Social Services.Brenda was preceded in rest by her parents...
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Caroline Celia Ellis

December 18, 1933 - April 17, 2017

Our Mother flew to Heaven in the early hours of Monday, April 17, 2017 to be with our Dad. Caroline was born on December 18, 1933 in Nitro, West Virginia and graduated from Nitro High School in 1951. She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Gleyon Cole. Caroline was a lifelong resident of Hampton and retired after a civil service career from the Army with the Junior ROTC Scholarships...
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Clarence Cecil McGuire

June 20, 1932 - April 17, 2017

Clarence Cecil McGuire, 84, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hampton.Clarence was a self-employed dump truck driver.He was preceded in rest by his parents, Roscoe C. and Annie E. McGuire; and two sisters and a brother. Clarence is survived by his wife of 47 memorable and loving years, Esther B. McGuire; daughter, Cecilia R. (Robert D.) Burns, Jr.; two...
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Joan Marie Hill-Yackovetsky

August 30, 1942 - April 14, 2017

Joan Marie Hill-Yackovetsky, age 74, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017. She was born in Norrisville, New Jersey 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 Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.
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Charles Frederick Brown

February 27, 1933 - April 13, 2017

Charles "Fred" Brown, age 84, parted this life on April 13, 2017. Fred was born on February 27, 1933 in Loris, South Carolina. Charles "Fred" Brown, age 84, parted this life on April 13, 2017. Fred was born on February 27, 1933 in Loris, South Carolina. Fred retired as a truck driver for Dollar Tree, Inc. Prior to driving for Dollar Tree he worked for the Newport News Fire Department and was...
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Daniel Edgar Fenton

October 14, 1926 - April 12, 2017

Daniel "Ed" Fenton, 90, died peacefully Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at his home surrounded by family.Born and raised in Terre Haute, IN; his parents; Fred and Opal (Myers) Fenton; his brother Robert; and two sons Joseph (infant); Dennis (age 45) predeceased Mr. Fenton.He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Mary Edna (Cole) Fenton; his daughter, Linda Bruseau, (Greg); his son, Thomas; 7...
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Jacob Dillard Moose, Jr.

March 17, 1938 - April 11, 2017

Jacob Dillard Moose, Jr. died Tuesday, April 11th at his home in Hampton, VA following a brief battle with cancer. He recently moved to Hampton due to health issues and was diagnosed with cancer in January. He was predeceased by his father, Jacob Sr.; mother, Naomi; and sister, Sue.He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and served 28 years of Civil Service with U.S. Department of...
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Betty Doyle Caldwell

August 8, 1931 - April 9, 2017

Betty D. Caldwell, 85, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Hampton. She was a native of Catawba, Virginia and a resident of Hampton for 42 years.Betty retired from Montgomery Wards after 17 years. She was a certified Gemologist, Officer of Elections and a member of Sharon Baptist Church.She was preceded in rest by her husband, Arthur Caldwell and son, David Caldwell. She is survived by son,...
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Betty Jean Triplett

June 23, 1933 - April 9, 2017

Betty Jean Triplett, 83, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. She was a native of North Wilkesboro, N.C. and a resident of Hampton for over 60 years.Betty was preceded in rest by her husband, David S. Triplett and parents, John and Nettie Wells. She is survived by three daughters, Gwen Chappell (Steve), Annette Harris (Ray), Cindy Triplett; son, John David Triplett; six grandchildren, Scott...
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Margaret R. Vinson

December 30, 1920 - April 8, 2017

Margaret R. Vinson, passed away at her home on April 8, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born in Hastings, PA, the daughter of the late Mary and Fred Nesdore. She married the late Frank C. Vinson on February 6, 1960 in Hampton.Marge worked for over 30 years for the US Government in Civil Service. She was an avid lottery player and often was a winner as she "played the numbers". She was also...
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Dorothy V. Van Sant Anderson

June 25, 1923 - April 8, 2017

Dorothy Van Sant Anderson, 93, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Dorothy was born in Trenton, New Jersey on June 25, 1923, the only child of William and Viola Van Sant. Dot and her husband Andy moved to Hampton in September, 1958. Dot was a longtime member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church. She also enjoyed her memberships in the Wythes Woman's Club and the Mercury Lioness Club. Dot was...
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Leona Plemmons Scott

March 14, 1926 - April 7, 2017

Leona P. Scott, age 91, went home to Glory on April 7, 2017. Leona, a native of North Carolina, has lived in Hampton Roads since 1975. As a resident of The Chesapeake Retirement Community she enjoyed a life filled with friends and kindness. Her family is eternally grateful for the care she received there in the twilight years of her life. Leona is predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph W....
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Rose Mrakovich Searls

April 29, 1931 - April 7, 2017

Known for her loving personality, dedication to her family and faith, passion for helping those in need, and her ability to deliver a tasty cuisine, Rose Mrakovich Searls, 85, loved life and left an everlasting impact in every heart that she touched. On April 7, 2017, Rose claimed the promise of the resurrection after succumbing to long term health conditions. A first generation American of...
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Justene Janet Wiseman

August 22, 1938 - April 6, 2017

Justene "Dusty" Wiseman, 78, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 after a very long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she had a passion for helping people and animals. Born in Schleswig, Iowa, she is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Viola Bahnsen; her brother, Jerry Bahnsen; and her sister, Shirley Bahnsen. She...
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Elise Madeleine Rawlings

October 7, 1936 - April 5, 2017

Elise Rawlings, a long-time resident of Hampton, passed away at home on Wednesday April 5th.She was born in France on Oct 7th 1936. It was in France where she met her husband of 54 years, James Rawlings, a career Army aviator with 30 years of service. After many years of moving, both state-side and overseas she and Jim retired and planted roots in Hampton.Elise loved good food and cooking good...
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Dorothy June Watterton

May 12, 1938 - April 5, 2017

Dorothy Watterton went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. She was born May 12, 1938 in Crab Orchard, West Virginia to the late William and LuVera Stanley. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ransone (Ranny) Watterton; daughters, Sandra Jones (Barry) and Lee Ann Watterton; brother, John Stanley (Robin); grandchildren, Karen Viele (Brennan), Jayson Watterton (Jennifer) and...
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Joseph James McGuigan

October 25, 1935 - April 5, 2017

Joseph J. McGuigan joined Bernadine, his loving wife of 56 years, on his spiritual journey on the morning of April 5, 2017. He was a devoted husband and father. To him family was everything. Coming from a large close knit family he learned that wealth was measured not by what you had, but by the love surrounding you. Joe worked hard to provide for his family and when he finally retired with...
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Barbara Ann Wade

August 6, 1939 - April 4, 2017

Barbara Ann Wade, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. She was born in Norfolk, 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 Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Thomas Edward Ragonese

March 8, 1968 - April 2, 2017

LCpl Thomas "Sino" Edward Ragonese, husband, father, brother, and friend, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017. He was born on March 8, 1968 in Syracuse, New York to the late Charles Carmen Ragonese, Jr. and Roseanne Wlosinski Ragonese. He was a resident of Hampton, Virginia for four years. LCpl Ragonese was a veteran in the U.S. Marine Corps. After serving, he continued his career as an...
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Albert Oscar Cloutier

June 30, 1931 - April 1, 2017

Albert O. Cloutier, 85, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. He was native of Southbridge, MA, and had been a resident of Hampton since 1968.After a military career spanning over 20 years, Albert retired in 1972 from the United States Air Force. His second career was working as a packer and shipper with Klate Holt Government Contractor at NASA where he retired after 20 years.Albert was...
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Annie Ruth Todd

November 1, 1938 - April 1, 2017

Annie Ruth Todd peacefully passed away on April 1, 2017. She was born November 1, 1938 in North Wilkesboro, NC but spent most of her life in Virginia. She worked for F.W. Woolworth Co. for over 45 years. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who was extremely proud of her family. She loved working in her yard and playing Bingo.Ruth is preceded in death by her...
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Emma Blanche Robinson

January 26, 1932 - April 1, 2017

Emma was a lifelong resident of Hampton. She retired from Verizon as a telephone operator for 35 years. She was a member of the 411 club and a Bingo and slot machine enthusiast. She was humorous, kind, and caring and was the best mother and friend to her children.Emma is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Willie Robinson; parents, Floyd and Estelle Buchanan; son, Joey Robinson; sister,...
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Frederick Holman Wood, Jr.

February 27, 1934 - March 31, 2017

Frederick Holman Wood, Jr., 83, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017. He has been a resident of Poquoson for 52 years.He retired as an Engineering Aide from NASA-Langley in 1991 after 31 years. He volunteered for many years after retirement at the ABC Small Engine Repair in Poquoson. Frederick was preceded in rest by his parents, F. Holman Wood, Sr. and Dorothy Houchens Wood and sister,...
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Leonard Hall Ames

March 20, 1934 - March 31, 2017

Leonard Hall Ames, 83, of Hampton, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017.Our precious "Honey" has left us with a hole in our hearts. He was a quiet, tender, loving, compassionate husband, father, and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.He loved the outdoors, his garden, tennis, duck- hunting on the Eastern Shore, boating with his sons, and working in the yard. He was...
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Ellen G. Karsay

May 25, 1940 - March 29, 2017

Ellen G. Karsay, 76, of Hampton, Virginia, passed away on March 29, 2017 at her home, after a brief bout with early onset dementia along with COPD.Ellen was born in Waltham, Massachusetts on May 25, 1940. She grew up in Watertown, Massachusetts. She married William E. Karsay, Jr. on May 27, 1961 and moved to Hampton, Virginia in February of 1972. Ellen was a fiercely strong independent woman, a...
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Iris Elaine Turpin

January 28, 2017 - March 28, 2017

Iris Elaine Turpin, 2 months old, passed away on March 28, 2017 in Hampton, Virginia. She is preceded in death by her great-grandparents, George and Elaine Fleishell. Iris is survived by her parents, Bobby Turpin and Nicky Carpenter; siblings, Gracie, Shawn, Lily, Carson, Aiden; paternal grandparents, Dave and Shari Allen; paternal grandfather, Wayne Turpin; great-grandparents, Lee and Polly...
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Connie Jo Jones

September 20, 1958 - March 25, 2017

Connie Jo Jones, 58, of Hampton, passed away March 25, 2017.She is survived by her mother, Josette Loviner; sister, Bonnie; brother, John; and her two best friends, Kaleigh and Lola.Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to your local SPCA.A celebration of Connie's life will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 30, at the mausoleum chapel at Parklawn Memorial Park.Friends are...
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Ellena Faye Hill

April 23, 1942 - March 24, 2017

Ellena Faye (Ratliff) Hill, 74, entered fully into the presence of her Lord and Savior Friday, March 24, 2017, following a short battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her 4 year old son, Matthew Clark Hill; husband, Marshall Clark Hill; step-daughter, Marshella Hill Smith; son, Manual Bryon Hill; step-son, Mark Wayne Hill; and sisters, Pamela Sherry (Ratliff) Pleasants and Eula Ann ...
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Shirley Mae Parker

October 5, 1945 - March 24, 2017

Shirley Mae Parker, 71, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017. She was born in Yorktown, Virginia and was a resident of Williamsburg for 50 years. She graduated from James Weldon Johnson High School in Yorktown. Shirley was both a customer service and health and beauty associate with Farm Fresh and retired after 10 years of service. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church for over 50 years...
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Helen Carroll Foster

December 25, 1922 - March 24, 2017

Helen Carroll Foster, 94, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend passed away peacefully at home March 24 in Hampton, VA. She was born in Lynchburg, VA, on December 25, 1922, to George Andrew and Lillian Mann Carroll. She graduated from E. C. Glass High School in 1941. In 1944 she married William Johnson Foster. As a military wife she lived in Lexington, VA; Taiwan;...
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Barbara M. Lawhon

June 8, 1938 - March 23, 2017

Barbara M. Lawhon, 78, was peacefully called to Heaven on Thursday, March 23, 2017. She was born on June 8, 1938 to the late Robert and Marie Moore of Asheboro, North Carolina. She was a longtime resident of Hampton, VA. Barbara was retired after 23 years at Howmet Corporation. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She adored her grandchildren and was always very proud of them. ...
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Edward John Downing III

April 19, 1995 - March 21, 2017

Edward 'EJ' Downing, III, 21, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. He was born in and was a lifelong resident of Hampton. Edward was a graduate of Kecoughtan High School, and enjoyed family trips, fishing, video games, and making others laugh. Edward was preceded in rest by his father, Edward "Eddie" Downing, II. He is survived by his mother, Tanya (Jasper) Downing-Austin and her husband,...
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Thomas Edward O'Neil

March 29, 1930 - March 21, 2017

Thomas Edward O'Neil, 86, of Gloucester, VA passed away on March 21, 2017. He was born on March 29, 1930 in Newport News, VA. He served his country for 4 years in the U.S. Air Force. After 33 years with the civil service he retired from the Naval Weapons Station as Transportation Director.Thomas was preceded in rest by his loving wife, Catherine F. O'Neil. He is survived by his children,...
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Billie R. Lancaster

January 8, 1944 - March 20, 2017

Billie R. Lancaster, age 73, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017. She was born in South Carolina and was a resident of Poquoson, 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 Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.
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Veronica Ann Schlotthauer

October 8, 1942 - March 19, 2017

Veronica Ann Schlotthauer, age 74, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland 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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Ima Jean Minor

May 19, 1939 - March 18, 2017

Ima Jean Minor, 77, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. She was born in Piedmont, Alabama and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Ima was preceded in rest by her parents, William E. Gossett and Ludie Kelly. She is survived by her son, Cary McCormick; two granddaughters, Kristy Miller and Amanda McEwen; two great-grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew.The family will receive friends from...
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Nelson Moore Magee

October 10, 1930 - March 18, 2017

Mr. Magee was born in Wakefield, Va. on October 10, 1930, son of the late Erastus Daniel Magee and the late Elva Laine Magee.Graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1952 with a B.S. degree in Architectural Engineering, Mr. Magee was stationed at Fort Bliss Army Base, El Paso, Texas before special transfer to Washington, D.C., where he served as 1st Lieutenant in command of construction...
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Hilda Gwaltney Ballew

May 2, 1932 - March 16, 2017

Hilda G. Ballew, 84, of Hampton, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her home after a battle with cancer. Born May 2, 1932, to the late N.O. and Louise Gwaltney, Hilda was a lifelong resident of Hampton. She was devoted and loving to her family and friends. Her wonderful smile, loving and gentle nature, and kindness will live on in those who love her.Hilda was preceded in death by her...
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Walter Alfred Leyland, Jr.

September 11, 1936 - March 14, 2017

Walter A. Leyland, Jr., Walt, Dad, Gramps, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 after bravely living with Dementia/Parkinson's Disease. His wife Shirley Jane Lucy Leyland was at his side at Windsor Meade in Williamsburg, Virginia.He was 80 years old. He was born in Newport News, Virginia, to Eunice Bassett Leyland and Walter Alfred Leyland, who have preceded him in death. His younger...
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