Our Obituaries

Johnny William Vaughn

February 5, 1932 - October 19, 2017

Johnny William Vaughn, age 85, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was born in Winfield, Alabama and was a resident of Seaford.A celebration of Johnny's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in the mausoleum chapel at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens. Inurnment will follow the service.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and...
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Don Morris Smock

May 21, 1925 - October 19, 2017

Lt. Col. Don M. Smock (USAF, Ret.), 92, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was born in Franklin, Indiana and was a resident of Hampton for 43 years. He was a pilot with the U.S. Air Force and retired in June 1974 after 29 years of service. He served during WWII, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He earned various medals, including the Air Medal and the Bronze Star twice. He was...
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Julianne Loos Peck

May 15, 1925 - October 18, 2017

Julianne Loos Peck, 92, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. She was born in Nuremberg, Germany and was a resident of Newport News for 55 years. She retired after a 30 year career with Blue Bird Knit Ware.Julianne was preceded in rest by her husband, Paul Peck, Sr.; daughter, Ruth Manning; and grandson, Jimmy Manning. She is survived by her children, Ralph Peck, Paul Peck Jr., and Maggie...
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Edith White Talbert

June 28, 1923 - October 18, 2017

Edith White Talbert, age 94, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. She was born in Marlboro County, South Carolina and was a resident of Chester, 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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Lois Bryant Dixon

January 7, 1922 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, Hampton, VA.
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Helen H. Dupere

April 25, 1924 - October 16, 2017

Helen Horner Dupere, 93, passed away peacefully, Monday, October 16, 2017 at her home in Newport News. She was born in Sandston, Virginia and graduated from Highland Springs High School and Hampton Roads Business College. She worked at Langley Field. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hampton for over 70 years. She was past president of the Women of the Church as well as her...
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Calvin Smith Hill

June 8, 1930 - October 15, 2017

Calvin Smith Hill, 87, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017. He was born in Boykins, Virginia to the late Eunice and Bynum Hill on June 8, 1930.Calvin retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as an electrical designer with 38 years of service. After retirement, he and Latrelle spent their time between Punta Gorda in Florida and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where they met many good...
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Donald Henry Green

February 15, 1948 - October 15, 2017

Donald H. Green, born in Danville, Virginia, February 15, 1948, passed away at home on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in the company of his loving family. Following his 1966 graduation from Kecoughtan High School, he worked a short period at Newport News Shipyard before entering the U.S. Army. Donald served his country with pride in the 48th Transportation unit, Seventh Army in Goeppingen, Germany. ...
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David Breckenridge Stewart

August 11, 1937 - October 13, 2017

David Breckenridge Stewart, 80, passed away on October 13, 2017 surrounded by love. David was born and raised in the Fox Hill area of Hampton and spent many years in Great Falls, Virginia before retiring to Williamsburg in 2007.David was predeceased by his parents, Duncan and Lola Lewis Stewart as well as his brother, Duncan W. Stewart. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn M. Stewart; brother,...
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Robert Arthur Magoun

February 8, 1925 - October 9, 2017

Robert Arthur Magoun, 92, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017. He was born in Westbrook, Maine and was a resident of Hampton for 77 years. Robert worked for several construction companies and retired in 1978 after 32 years in the business as an equipment operator.Robert was a ham radio operator. He also enjoyed listening to music; his favorites were Charlie Poole and the North Carolina...
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Edward Earl Tyndall

July 16, 1932 - October 9, 2017

Edward Earl Tyndall, Jr., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 9, 2017.Earl was born July 16, 1932. He grew up in Yorktown and raised his family in Hampton, spending his remaining years in Poquoson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict.Earl was a graduate of Hampton High School, Class of 1952, where he participated in baseball and football....
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Brenda Joyce Keener Byrd

January 7, 1946 - October 9, 2017

Brenda Joyce Keener Byrd (Maw Maw ) on October 9, 2017 went to dance in heaven. She was born in Newport News on January 7, 1946.She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Claude Keener and mother, Alma Wilson Ilish; and sister, Claudette Ilish.Brenda is survived by her children, Thomas Byrd (T. Byrd) and wife Michelle, Krissy Byrd, and Brandon Byrd; grandchildren, Tommy Byrd, Stefani Smith...
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Doris Tugwell

July 14, 1939 - October 8, 2017

Doris T. Tugwell, 78, a native of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, and a resident of Hampton for the past 60 years, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Doris worked as a beautician for over twenty years, served in the Army Reserves as PFC for approximately 4 years, and worked as a tax preparer at H&R Block for over 40 years. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Pearl...
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Mary Frances Roady

August 27, 1922 - October 8, 2017

Mary Frances Roady passed away peacefully October 8, 2017.Mary was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII. She is preceded in death by her husband, John S. Roady and a son, Dwight L. Roady.Two sons, Michael C. Roady and John S. Roady, Jr. and a daughter, Gloria J. Williams, survive Mary.She will be greatly missed.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N....
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Katherine Frances Agard

June 15, 1930 - October 5, 2017

Katherine Frances Agard, 87 was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was born in Newport News, Virginia and was a retiree of the City of New York, Department of Social Services. After retirement, she lived in Homestead, Florida before returning home to the Peninsula. She was a faithful member of Hampton Roads Seventh-Day Adventist Church and enjoyed spending time with...
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Mary Fakkos Pitsilides

December 4, 1925 - October 5, 2017

Hampton - Mary Pitsilides, 91, passed away on October 5, 2017. She was born on December 4, 1925 in Lefkara, Cyprus. Mary immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island in 1950 and later became a naturalized citizen. She was married to her husband, Chris, for 48 years. They owned and operated The Acropole Restaurant in downtown Hampton as well as the C&M Cafeteria in Riverdale Plaza....
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Tommy Ray Newberry

May 24, 1937 - October 4, 2017

Tommy Newberry, 80, went home to the Lord on October 4, 2017. He was a native of Hazard, Kentucky, and had resided on the Peninsula since 1953. Tommy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Glenda Snider Newberry; son, Gordon and wife, Ramona of Surry; daughter, Tammy and husband, Rick of Hampton; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, Florence Wiedman and Ruth Fortune of Michigan;...
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George R. Antanuos

June 10, 1952 - September 27, 2017

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.George Antanuos, 65, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. He was born on June 10, 1952 in Tanta, Egypt.He went to St. George Church in Tanta. He was educated at Alexandria University, Egypt with a Bachelor Degree in...
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Rita M. Dale

June 20, 1949 - September 24, 2017

Rita May Dale, 68, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Rita was a skilled floral designer and caterer. She loved her children and grandchildren and made it clear her family was her world. All she ever wanted or needed in life was to feel complete.Rita was preceded in rest by her loving husband of 49 years, Calvin Dale; her parents, Donald Rhoades, Sr. and Carrie Irene Rhoades; and son...
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Cheryl Ida Sayers

December 20, 1958 - September 22, 2017

Cheryl Barnes Sayers, 58, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. She was born in Hampton and was a resident of Gloucester County.She is survived by her two sons, Adam and Chad; three granddaughters, Anabella, Gabriella, and Olivia Sayers; father, Calvin Winston Barnes; brother, Lee Barnes; and sister, Donna Smith.The family will receive friends 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 8, 2017 at...
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Judy Eileen Hankerson

February 18, 1952 - September 22, 2017

Judy Eileen Hankerson, age 65, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. She was born in Augusta, Georgia and was a resident of Yorktown, Virginia.The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Judy's life will follow at 1:30 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans...
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Lester Earl Saintsing

January 17, 1948 - September 21, 2017

Lester Earl Saintsing, 69, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He was born in Richmond, Virginia and was a resident of Hampton for 28 years. Lester was a medical records technician for the VA Hospital retiring May 1, 2017 after 42 years of employment. He was awarded the quality increase award in 1978, an outstanding rating award, several performance awards and employee of the month...
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Bobbie Jean Wright

April 3, 1933 - September 21, 2017

Dr. Bobbie Jean Wright passed away peacefully on September 21, 2017. She was born Bobbie Jean Knight, on April 3, 1933 in Wewoka, Oklahoma. She was a dedicated educator, recognized in Who's Who in American Education and multiple collegiate Honor Societies. A Professor of Sociology and part of the founding faculty at Thomas Nelson Community College, she worked on the Accreditation Committee and...
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Richard Cyril Right Pooler

September 21, 1953 - September 20, 2017

Richard "Rick" C.R. Pooler, III, age 63, passed away on Wednesday, September 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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Donald F. Ryan

October 1, 1933 - September 20, 2017

Donald Francis Ryan passed away on September 20, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 1, 1933, and was the son of the late John J. and Henrietta Rapp Ryan. Mr. Ryan served for 26 years (1952-1978) in the U.S. Air Force at numerous locations including Langley Air Force Base, Philippines, Korea, and Vietnam. Throughout his service, Mr. Ryan was recognized with numerous awards including...
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Susan Carol Thornton

January 12, 1963 - September 18, 2017

Susan Carol Thornton, 54, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 18, 2017. Susan was born on January 12, 1963 in Raleigh, North Carolina and was a lifelong resident of Hampton and Newport News. An Avid animal lover, she dedicated much of her time working with animal advocacy groups. Susan was a free spirit who found her solace and peace in music. She is survived by her two children, Jacob...
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Margarert Minerva Zug

July 6, 1931 - September 18, 2017

Margaret Zug left us on Monday, September 18, 2017 to go to Heaven and join her parents, brothers, and two sons, Joseph and Richard Zug. She leaves behind her sons, Mike, Pat, John, Denny, Christopher, and Billy Zug; her two daughters, Regina Zug and Ina Tasnady; son-in-law, Robert Tasnady; daughters-in-law, Andi, Karen, Deb and Mary; and 60 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Margaret spent a...
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Florence Jacquelin Petterson

July 22, 1925 - September 17, 2017

Florence Jacquelin Petterson, 92, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was born in Hampton and was a resident of Newport News for 70 years.Florence was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and taking trips with family and friends.Florence was preceded in rest by her husband of 65 years, Eric "Pete"...
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Gary Dean Stevens, Sr.

February 6, 1955 - September 16, 2017

Gary Dean Stevens, Sr., 62, recently lost his battle with cancer at 10:00am on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Even though he knew the cancer could not be beaten, he fought valiantly nonetheless. The light and positivity he radiated gave him the strength and determination to fight for more time than this insidious disease would have granted him otherwise. Gary, also affectionately known as "Big...
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Burton Ford Downie

May 19, 1947 - September 15, 2017

Burton Ford "Burt" Downie, Jr., 70, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017. He was a native of Hampton and a lifelong resident of the Peninsula.He retired from Howmet Castings after 33 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War.Burt was preceded in rest by his parents and his brother. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Foxworthy; three...
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Nora Bell Penland

March 19, 1928 - September 15, 2017

Nora Bell Penland, 89, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017.A graveside service will be held Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM in 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 Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Yarborough P. Mangum, Jr.

August 4, 1926 - September 13, 2017

Yarborough P. Mangum, Jr., 91, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary D. Mangum; daughters, Deborah Gordey, Jan Pendleton, Tammy Mangum, Fran Mangum and Mary Mangum; many grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of...
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James Rudolph Woodard

September 13, 1963 - September 13, 2017

James "Jamie" Woodard, 54, lifelong resident of Hampton, lost his battle with cancer at Riverside Regional Medical Center on September 13, 2017. He worked as a carpenter before he was diagnosed with cancer. He is survived by his parents, James and Judy Woodard; his son, Granger Woodard and his wife, Kaitlyn; and his sister, Sandy and her husband, Al Christensen. A visitation will be held from 6...
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Billie J. Spengler

December 6, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Mrs. Billie J. Spengler passed away on September 12, 2017 at the age of 82. She was born in Danville, Kentucky on December 6, 1934 to the late James S. and Vena (Colvin) Routt. Billie graduated from Huntingburg High School in Huntingburg, Indiana in 1953. In 1955, she married William E. Spengler. The family moved to Hampton in 1973. Billie worked in retail sales and banking. She enjoyed...
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Joseph Alvoyd Masters

August 5, 1941 - September 11, 2017

Joseph Alvoyd Masters, age 76, passed away on Monday, September 11, 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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Evelyn F. Tatum

March 12, 1923 - September 11, 2017

Evelyn F. Tatum, 94, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017. Evelyn loved working and growing flowers in her yard and won best yard of the month several times each year. She was also an active member of Memorial Baptist Church. Evelyn was preceded in rest by her first husband, James R. Young Sr.; second husband, William Tatum; son, James R. Young Jr.; brothers, W.D., Howard, Kyle Ford; and...
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Elwood L. Martin

August 19, 1958 - September 10, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Parklawn Memorial Park.
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Elwood L. Martin

August 19, 1958 - September 10, 2017

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Katherlee Tanner Epps

November 10, 1929 - September 8, 2017

Katherlee "Kitty" Epps, 87, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017. She was a resident of the Peninsula since 1958.She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. Katherlee was preceded in rest by her husband, Carlton H. Epps, Sr. She is survived by her children, Carlton H. "Sonny" Epps, Jr. and Beverly Epps Belvin; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.The family will receive...
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Ronald Kemp Headrick

October 5, 1947 - September 5, 2017

Ronald K. Headrick, 69, passed away after a long illness on September 5, 2017 at his home in Newport News, Virginia. Ronnie graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1969 and later attended V.C.U. He worked in the design department of the Newport News Shipbuilding which was a spring board for his first career with Stone and Webster Engineering. He played a role in the construction of numerous...
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Fumiko Imai Franks

February 9, 1937 - September 4, 2017

Fumiko Imai "Kaz" Franks, 80, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017. She was born in Kobe, Japan and was a resident of Hampton for the past 35 years. She was a homemaker and was a Shinnyo-en Buddhist.Kaz was preceded in rest by her parents, Rokuichi and Kane Imai. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Albert F. Franks, Jr. of Hampton; daughter, Brenda M. Jernigan and husband William A....
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Jackson Ray Irvin

June 28, 1933 - September 3, 2017

Jackson Ray Irvin lost his battle with Alzheimer's Sunday morning September 3, 2017. Known to family and friends as Jack he was a resident of Hampton, Virginia since March of 1960. He was born June 28, 1933 and raised in Crockett, Virginia. Jack graduated from Rural Retreat High School where he was the captain of both the football and baseball teams. He went on to serve his country in the Korean...
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Dorothy V. Perry

May 14, 1940 - September 2, 2017

Dorothy McAllister Perry, 77, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. She was a native of Wytheville, Virginia.Dorothy was member of Providence Baptist Church in Gloucester, Virginia.Dorothy was preceded in rest by her parents, Lee Roy King, Sr. and Esther Mae King. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Gale McAllister; son, John David McAllister; five grandchildren, Brandi Marie Ward, David...
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Archie Graham Parker,

March 30, 1933 - August 26, 2017

Archie G. Parker, Sr. passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Sentara CarePlex. He was born on March 30, 1933 in Spivey's Corner, NC, and was a Hampton resident for over 50 years.He retired from Drake Dental Labs in 2015 after 18 years. For sixteen years he owned and operated, with his wife, the Rendezvous Restaurant located on Kecoughtan Road in Hampton. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served...
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James Darrell Hornsby

December 5, 1959 - August 24, 2017

James Darrell Hornsby, 57, passed away after a brief illness on August 24, 2017. James was a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard. He is preceded in rest by his wife, Carolyn Hornsby and parents, Bill and Ada Hornsby. Survivors are his sister, Barbara Hornsby; brother, Cliff Hornsby; and son, Jamie. Services for James will be private. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to...
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Ruth Melton Frazier

December 11, 1914 - August 24, 2017

Ruth Melton Frazier, 102, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. She was born in Randolph County (Shellman), Georgia and was a resident of Newport News for 75 years. Ruth was a member of First United Methodist Church in Newport News. In her younger years Ruth enjoyed oil painting and later on took an interest in dolls, jumble word puzzles, and a deep love for her grandchildren. Ruth was...
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Marvine Haggard Windle

August 28, 1927 - August 22, 2017

Marvine Haggard Windle, 89, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the week before her 90th birthday. She was a native of Starkville, MS, was a resident of Hampton since 1966, and then resided in Virginia Beach from 2013-2017.Her career in Civil Service began at Langley Air Force Base in 1958 and she retired in 1989 as the NAF Financial Management Officer for the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing. She...
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Tony Lee Pitt

October 5, 1952 - August 19, 2017

Tony Lee Pitt, age 64, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Newport News, Virginia. He was born October 5, 1952 in Tarboro, North Carolina to the late Phillip Glenn Pitt and Virginia Lee Edmondson. He joins his brother Scotty Pitt, and is survived by his daughter Ginny Marois and her husband Chris; his two grandsons Jacob and Lucas Marois; step- daughter Betsy McGovern...
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Shirley Mae Strickland

December 15, 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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