Our Obituaries

Evelyn deHaven

May 17, 1924 - July 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Howard Washington

December 12, 1934 - July 24, 2017

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Jack Burch Dubbs

March 17, 1942 - July 23, 2017

Jack Burch Dubbs, 75, died July 23, 2017, at Hospice House of Williamsburg. He was a resident of southern California until moving to Williamsburg in 1985. A lifelong love of airplanes, boats, and cars led to various business ventures in both San Diego and Williamsburg. His hobbies over the years included traveling, sky diving, garden railroading, and constructing his own two-man submarine to...
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Brandon Joseph Ryals

December 27, 1982 - July 22, 2017

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Judith Lynn Colbert Casey

October 31, 1950 - July 21, 2017

Judith Lynn Colbert Casey, 66, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully in her home on July 21, 2017, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Franklin Colbert and Ellen Vernon Colbert.Born and raised in Newport News, VA, Mrs. Casey was a graduate of Ferguson High School, where she was a model, stellar student, and gymnast. She moved to Williamsburg after marrying the...
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Marion Heltzel Seder

December 18, 1919 - July 20, 2017

Marion Heltzel Seder passed away peacefully on July 20, 2017 at the age of 97. She was born in Hinton, West Virginia on December 18, 1919 and lived in the Chicago and Detroit areas before retiring to Virginia. She attended Stephens College in Missouri and graduated from Northwestern University. She met her husband Arthur R. Seder, Jr., at a Newcomers Dance at Northwestern, and they married in...
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Gilbert Bruce Kelly

February 24, 1939 - July 18, 2017

Gilbert B. Kelly died on July 18, 2017 in Williamsburg surrounded by his family. Gil was born in Omaha, Nebraska on February 24, 1939. He attended Grinnell College and the University of Nebraska-Omaha for his undergraduate degree in Classics and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he received his Ph.D. in English. Gil taught English at Bluefield College and the University of Nebraska before...
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Frances Simms Herman

May 19, 1946 - July 17, 2017

Frances Simms Herman, 71, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017. Fran lived all but the past few years in Hampton, VA, graduating from Hampton High School in 1964. She was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hampton, and a faithful believer in the hope of eternal life with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.She was the daughter of the late Robert Sherwood and Margaret Simms ...
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Joseph Carroll Griffin III

November 19, 1978 - July 16, 2017

Joseph Carroll Griffin, lll., (Joey) was called home to be in the care of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Sunday, July 16, 2017.As he was not married at the time of his passing, he is survived by his mother, Teresa Ayres of Williamsburg, Virginia, and father, Joseph Carroll Griffin Jr. of Farmville, North Carolina. Also surviving are two daughters, Celeste Redmond of Farmville, North Carolina...
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George Chester Ford, Jr.

April 29, 1941 - July 15, 2017

George Chester Ford, Jr, 76, went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2017. He was born in Burlington, NJ to the late Mary E. and George C. Ford, Sr. but had been a resident of Williamsburg for 27 years. George was a lineman and worked for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company for 20+ years. He had a love for Ham Radios and was active since the age of 15 in communicating under the call letters...
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Nola Jo-hnora Crump

June 23, 2017 - July 13, 2017

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Robert Truman Jackson III

May 13, 1938 - July 9, 2017

Robert (Bob) Truman Jackson, III., age 79, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.Born May 13, 1938 in Brownsville, Texas, he was the son of the late Robert T. Jackson, Jr. and Cora K. Jackson.After graduating from the University of New Mexico in 1960, Bob served for 3 years as a Lieutenant J.G. in the United States Navy. In 1963, he...
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Adrienne Page Hinty Ayres

November 10, 1924 - July 9, 2017

Adrienne Page Hinty Ayres was called home to be in the care of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, leaving her husband, Harold Ayres, after 74 years of gloriously happy married life.She is survived by her husband, Harold, and sisters-in-law Janie Lou Harman of Burlington, North Carolina, Cathryn Ayres of Roanoke, Irene Ayres of Williamsburg and Vera Ayres of Colonial Beach, Virginia. Also two sons...
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Pamela Crosscut Donaldson

September 27, 1944 - July 9, 2017

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Alyn Lee Fletcher

June 17, 1922 - July 9, 2017

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Hugh Blanton Easler

April 25, 1928 - July 8, 2017

Professor Hugh Blanton Easler, 89, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 following a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Martha Stribling Easler of Williamsburg, VA; his daughter, Susan Easler Miller and husband, Michael of Ashburn, VA; brother-in-law, John Oliver Moore and sister-in-law, Jacqueline Easler both of Spartanburg, SC; and many nieces and nephews and...
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Patricia Pate Clark

October 29, 1949 - July 8, 2017

Patricia Pate Clark, "Patti", 67, passed away on July 8, 2017 in Williamsburg from complications of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Born on October 29, 1949 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, she grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She graduated from Reynolds High School and attended Greensboro College. Soon after, Patti started her career with Dominion Bank and First National Exchange Bank. She...
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Carolyn Diane Wright

February 15, 1951 - July 6, 2017

Carolyn Diane Wright passed away peacefully at Riverside Doctors Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia on July 6, 2017, after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 47 years, John Wright III. She also leaves behind son John Bryan Wright IV, daughter Ashley Kathleen Wright Terry, son-in-law Morgan Terry, and an extensive network of loved relatives, neighbors...
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Cynthia Jean Rudin

May 19, 1941 - July 3, 2017

Cynthia Jean Rudin, 76, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away Monday, July 3rd, 2017. Born in Chicago, Ill., Cindy lived in Richmond, VA, for many years before relocating to Williamsburg to be close to family. She was a devoted mother to her two children, who were the most important part of her life. She was also a talented seamstress, gardener and pianist with a love for history and the arts. She...
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Helen Josephine Moore

May 28, 1926 - July 2, 2017

Helen Josephine Moore, 91, died peacefully in her sleep at 4:00 am on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Williamsburg, VA. She was born on May 28, 1926 in New York City, NY to Joseph and May Kenney, and grew up in Nanuet, NY. She married Walter L. Maryanski on December 18,1966, who passed away in 1985. Helen worked for many years as a secretary for a tulip import firm in New York City. After retiring to...
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Clifford Leslie Serbin

June 28, 1927 - July 1, 2017

SERBIN, Clifford Leslie, 90, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 71 years, June Honeywell Serbin; daughters, Susan Chapman, Williamsburg, VA, and Leslie Thomas (Clark), Midlothian, VA; grandchildren, Michael Chapman, Jr (Christen), Long Beach, CA and Carrie Chapman, Chesapeake, VA; great granddaughter June Chapman, Long Beach,...
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William Joseph Love

March 27, 1929 - June 30, 2017

William Joseph Love, known as Bill to his friends, passed away at his home on June 30, 2017, surrounded by his beloved wife of nearly 66 years, Margaret (Peggy) Love and his daughters Denise Alexander and Lois Donohoe (Michael). His death closed the chapter on 88 years of a remarkable life and the loss to those who loved him of "the best man" they ever knew. Bill was born on March 27,...
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Joseph Michael Somosi

October 28, 1917 - June 28, 2017

In the wee hours of the clear starlit night of June 28, 2017, Joseph (Joe) Michael Somosi, aged 99, joined Mary Somosi, his soulmate, love of his life, and wife for over six decades. He passed on as he lived, intellectually active, engaged, and intensely curious about the universe around him. Joseph was born on October 28, 1917, in Cleveland, Ohio, to his beloved mother Barbara Kavashansky with...
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Marie Whitt Gilman

January 4, 1942 - June 26, 2017

Marie Whitt Gilman, of Williamsburg, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 at the age of 75. She was predeceased by her parents, Cecil Lloyd Whitt and June Rowland Whitt. She graduated from York High School and attended James Madison University. She retired as a Paralegal from Joseph Smith, LTD, Law Firm. She was a Delegate of the National Association of Legal Secretaries and was a former...
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Arthur Post

April 10, 1925 - June 24, 2017

When I retired to Williamsburg, Virginia in 1997, I knew I would complete the circle of my life having been born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on April 10, 1925. After serving in Europe in the U.S. Army during World War II, I attended NYU dental school and then practiced oral surgery in New York City for 35 years. I was known for my dry sense of humor and had a unique way of looking at the world;...
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June Lilian Penny

November 18, 1930 - June 24, 2017

June Lilian Penny, 86, passed away June 24, 2017, in Williamsburg. Born in Bristol, England, she lost her parents at a young age and was raised by her beloved Aunt Eva and Uncle Sid.A passionate worker, she held Executive Secretarial positions at Squibb Pharmaceutical, Bethesda, Maryland and Howmet Castings, Hampton, Virginia, from which she retired. After her retirement, she worked alongside...
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Madeline Kunna Daniels

April 23, 1916 - June 22, 2017

Madeline K. Daniels, 101, passed away on June 22, 2017. Madeline was born in Alpena, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan, where she earned her degree in nursing. Her first career began early in 1942 as a stewardess for TWA, flying on DC-3s. On Nov. 17, 1942, she married the love of her life, Charles Daniels, and cherished that marriage for over 74 years. Madeline lived most of her...
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Barbara White Lord

April 30, 1931 - June 21, 2017

Barbara White Lord died on June 21, 2017 at the age of 86. She was born in Hampton, VA on April 30, 1931 to Albert Linwood White, Jr. and Vivian Eskridge White. Educated in the Hampton public schools, she was a cheerleader for her beloved Hampton Crabbers, graduating in 1948. She then attended Stratford Junior College in Danville, VA, from which she graduated in 1950. She had met her husband to...
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Magarita Lopez

November 20, 1921 - June 20, 2017

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Fred E. Farley

November 17, 1929 - June 20, 2017

Fred E. Farley, of Chickahominy Haven, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hi and Murmie Farley and his son, Gene Farley.He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy and later retired from the Newport News Shipbuilding Company, where he worked as a mechanical engineer.Born in the coal mining town of Belfry, KY, Fred attended...
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Cynthia H. Altoff

December 3, 1950 - June 19, 2017

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Victor Joseph Padula

October 12, 1937 - June 19, 2017

Victor J. Padula, of Williamsburg, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the age of 79. He was preceded in death by his parents, Giuseppe and Maria Padula; brothers, Nicolai, Philip and Joseph; and sister, Gaetana.He worked as a telecommunications specialist for AT&T. He was also an avid member of St. Bede Catholic Church.Victor was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on October 12, 1937 to his parents...
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Florence Orr Nice

October 19, 1925 - June 17, 2017

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John William Stuart Gilchrist

January 3, 1929 - June 17, 2017

J. W. Stuart Gilchrist, Jr. died June 17, 2017, at 88 years old. He was the son of the late J.W. Stuart and Ellen Victor Gilchrist, and brother of the late Anne C. Gilchrist. The blessing of his life was being happily married for 60 years to Mary Johnson Ford, who predeceased him. He is survived by his children, H. Victor Gilchrist (Kathy); daughter, Mary Gray Sachtjen (Barry); son, J.W. Stuart...
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John Edward Daniels

August 17, 1932 - June 16, 2017

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Betty Criner

June 15, 1927 - June 15, 2017

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Cynthia Eden Guild Hitchens

January 3, 1938 - June 14, 2017

Cynthia Eden Guild Hitchens died peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.She was born in Stamford, Connecticut, attended Low-Heywood School (now King-Low-Heywood-Thomas), the College of William and Mary and the Yale School of Drama.Cindy moved to Williamsburg in 1955, before the advent of dial telephones. She was a woman of diverse interests and talents that include the theatre, gardening,...
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Jacqueline Seaman Gregory

July 7, 1925 - June 11, 2017

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Betty Lou Sager

September 12, 1924 - June 11, 2017

Betty Lou Sager, formerly of LaRue, Ohio, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Betty was born in Hardin County, Ohio on September 12, 1924 to Thelma (Lingo) and Waldo Ballinger.Betty married Paul William Sager on February 17th, 1943 and they were able to celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary before his passing on March 3rd, 2017.Betty graduated from LaRue High...
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Mary Ruth Robinson Strode

July 20, 1941 - June 10, 2017

Mary R. Strode, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother died at home in Williamsburg, Virginia on June 10, 2017. Mary is survived by her devoted husband, Tom Strode and their three children, Elizabeth Vaghari-Clark, Lee Strode and her husband, David Counter, and Thompson Strode and his wife, Sarah Bacci. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Toran Vaghari, David Vaghari, Mary...
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Jane Koch Sieger

October 14, 1926 - June 10, 2017

Jane K. Sieger, 90, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Born in Ramsey, NJ, on October 14, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Hermann and Sarah Koch. Jane graduated from Ramsey High School then attending Bucknell University graduating in 1948. In 1950, Jane married Earl William Sieger of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jane was both a teacher and homemaker. Jane enjoyed...
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Ludwell Harrison Johnson

March 30, 1927 - June 5, 2017

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Elizabeth Ann March

August 8, 1947 - June 3, 2017

Elizabeth Ann March, known to all who loved her as "Betty," passed away after a long illness on June 3, 2017, in Williamsburg, VA, at the age of 69. Born on August 8, 1947, to the late Robert J. and Mary Frances (Goza) Johnson at Fort Totten, NY, Betty was raised for most of her life in Aberdeen, MD. She was married in 1971 to Lt. Col. (Ret.) Charles E. "Chuck" March who remained her devoted...
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Stuart Gerald Smith

January 23, 1949 - June 2, 2017

Stuart Gerald Smith, 68, passed away on June 2nd at the Hospice House of Williamsburg after a lengthy illness. A native Virginian, he was born and raised in Newport News and relocated to Williamsburg in 1985, where he worked for the City of Williamsburg for 19 years as Assistant to the City Manager and as a Purchasing Agent, retiring July of 2005. Additionally, he worked for the Peninsula...
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Owen Wingate Williams

August 24, 1924 - June 1, 2017

Owen W. ("Obie") Williams, 92, of Williamsburg, VA finished his race on June 1, 2017 and now rests with the Lord Jesus, his savior. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Betty Lou "Bou" Williams. Born on August 24, 1924, in Trouville, France, Owen was the third of five children of famed National Geographic photographer and writer Maynard Owen Williams, and former missionary Daisy...
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Colleen Marie Boles

August 31, 1956 - May 31, 2017

Colleen Marie Boles, 60, passed away on May 31, 2017. She was born in Patuxent River, MD in 1956 but lived most of her life in Williamsburg, Virginia. Colleen was an Administrative Assistant and was a dedicated employee with the County of York for 21 years. She enjoyed her home and being outside as well as taking care of her pets. Colleen loved animals of all kinds.Left to cherish her memory...
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Leo Clifford Ward

March 14, 1933 - May 30, 2017

What a day it was. At 11:32 pm on May 30, 2017, Angels took Leo Ward by hand and lifted him into the radiance of God's Heavenly Kingdom as his 84 year old heart of gold failed. Tears flowed with broken hearts - he is missed.Smiles follow with shared treasured memories and comfort in feeling his calming presence - he is here, just beyond our touch.A loving husband to Faye Runell Adams Ward for 63...
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Warren Hugh Withrow

May 30, 1947 - May 29, 2017

Warren Hugh Withrow, 69, joined his Lord and Heavenly Father suddenly on May 29, 2017.He graduated from Bethel College and Seminary, St. Paul, MN. He was a retired Army Chaplain for 23 years, Hospital Chaplain at Sentara in VA Beach and also a marriage and family counselor. Warren was a loving, supportive, caring husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed cooking, gardening and was an astute...
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Samuel Mc McSpadden

February 17, 1927 - May 28, 2017

Samuel McSpadden, 90, died peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at home with his wife at his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. McSpadden retired in 1982 after 30 years with the Civil Service at Camp Peary. After retirement, he learned to cross-stitch and completed many beautiful projects for his own home and for gifts to friends and family members.Mr. McSpadden attended James River...
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Barbara Richardson Oliver

July 29, 1926 - May 27, 2017

Mrs. Barbara Richardson Oliver died peacefully on May 27, 2017 surrounded by her family. Her husband, Dr. George J. Oliver, Jr., predeceased her in 2016.She was the only child of Rich and Louise Richardson and was born on July 29, 1926 in Richmond, Virginia where she grew up. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and Converse College. She and George were married on March 25, 1950...
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Hazel Marie Hoover Snyder

March 6, 1918 - May 27, 2017

Hazel Marie (Bobbe) Hoover Snyder born March 6, 1918 died on May 27, 2017 at WindsorMeade of Williamsburg. She was born in French Creek, West Virginia to O.B. and Zoe Darnall Hoover. She graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School and West Virginia Wesleyan College (1940) with a B.S. in Chemistry. During WWII, she was the first female chemist hired by Carbide & Carlson Chemical Co. (Union...
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Hazel Grace McReynolds

June 22, 1937 - May 26, 2017

Hazel McReynolds passed away Friday, May 26, 2017. She was born June 22, 1937 to Orie and Bonnie Shelton.A member of Faith Baptist Church, Hazel was a loving Christian woman and devoted to God and to her family. She enjoyed traveling with her husband Jimmie, who was by her side for 64 years. She also enjoyed spending time with her daughter, Rebecca Lynne.She was preceded in death by her father...
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Anna Jean Goodrich Morris

November 15, 1929 - May 25, 2017

Birds sang a joyful song; flowers bloomed on May 25, 2017 for Anna Jean Goodrich Morris celebrating a life well lived throughout her 87 years.She was born in her Aunt Cecil and Uncle Whitfield's cottage at Windsor Shades in New Kent County. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Elgin C. Morris, Jr. (Pete); parents, Charles Edgar Goodrich and Edna Graves Goodrich; brother, Alferd...
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Frank Gleason Harvey

February 11, 1959 - May 23, 2017

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Dorothea Magner Paige

November 26, 1920 - May 23, 2017

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Leo Paul Daspit

January 18, 1932 - May 20, 2017

Leo Paul Daspit, Jr. died on May 20, 2017. Leo was born on January 18, 1932 in Port Arthur, Texas to Leo and Nina Daspit. He grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana and was known as "Buddy" to family and high school friends. He played football and baseball at Lake Charles High School where he met the love of his life, Anne Nash.Leo attended Louisiana State University where he played football before...
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Blanney Vel Bolden

March 29, 1932 - May 18, 2017

On May 18, 2017, Mr. Blanney V. Bolden went home to be with our heavenly Father. He was born on March 29, 1932. Mr. Bolden was preceded in death by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bolden, three sisters, two brothers, a son and a daughter. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Maggie D. Bolden; four children, Ronald (Mae) Bolden, Jean (Warren) Walker, Winfrey (Nancy) Bolden and Bonnie...
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Gertrude P. Berthiaume

April 4, 1926 - May 18, 2017

Gertrude P. Berthiaume, age 91, died at her home at Williamsburg Landing in Williamsburg, Virginia on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 with her family at her bedside. Gert was born on April 4, 1926 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, to the late Alfred Peloquin and Honora Ouelette Peloquin. She was married in 1950 to Joseph Berthiaume, also from Southbridge, and had a daughter, Denise, born in 1957. Gert and...
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Christina B. Julie

April 13, 1942 - May 17, 2017

Christina Baker Julie of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the age of 75. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Edward Baker and Edna Loomis Baker, and her husband, Henri Albert Julie. She was employed in banking and retired from a European American Bank for which she worked for 35 years. She was also an avid member of New Town United Methodist church....
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Edward Brady Gotwald

August 17, 1920 - May 16, 2017

Edward Brady Gotwald, of Williamsburg, died May 16, 2017. Born in 1920 in the western Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney, Ed was raised by his father and stepmother, Edward and Sarah Gotwald, and by his maternal grandparents, Brady and Ellen Elder. From them, he learned early the character-building traits of grit and determination. Ed served with the Marines in Hawaii during WWII (1941-45) and...
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Pearl Holmes Chisman

July 5, 1935 - May 15, 2017

Pearl Holmes Chisman, 81, left us on Monday, May 15, 2017, stricken by the disease of Alzheimer. She grew up in Grafton, Virginia and settled in Williamsburg, Virginia in her later years. Proceeded in death by her father and mother, Patrick and Rosetta Holmes. She is survived by her children Wallace Denell Chisman, Sophia Chisman Smith and Judith Chisman Hill. Survivors also include a daughter...
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Dorothy Karper Aderton

September 22, 1922 - May 14, 2017

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Thomas John Smith

November 11, 1930 - May 13, 2017

Captain Thomas John Smith, USN, Retired, a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away at the age of 86 on May 13, 2017, after a short illness. Capt. Smith was born in Buffalo, New York, on November 11, 1930, to Ralph and Marion Smith. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953 with a degree in engineering. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1979, retiring with the rank of Captain...
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Thelma Marie Rominger

April 20, 1929 - May 12, 2017

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Jean Meridith Harris

February 25, 1953 - May 11, 2017

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Norma Ailene Gambrell

January 3, 1928 - May 11, 2017

Let us tell you about our mom. 89 years ago this past January, Norma Ailene Lee Gambrell was born to Willie & Myrtle Lee in Corbin, Kentucky. She was the baby in her family with three older brothers & one sister, all deceased. Mom married her high school sweetheart Harry. They set up house & were blessed with a son Harry Lee & two daughters Judy & Janie before being...
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Robinson Winslow Callender

June 17, 1934 - May 11, 2017

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Elizabeth Ann Haas

June 5, 1946 - May 11, 2017

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Paula M. Shea

April 21, 1945 - May 10, 2017

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Francis T. Ehrhart

December 13, 1939 - May 10, 2017

Francis T. Ehrhart, age 77 and a resident of Providence Forge, VA, died at his home on May 10, 2017. Frank was a loving husband to Kathleen Ehrhart for 36 years, a devoted father and grandfather, a treasured friend, and a dedicated educator. Throughout his life, he found strength and joy in his faith, his family and his friends.Born and raised in Springfield, MA, Frank graduated from St. Anselm...
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Michael Lee Grunkemeyer

July 12, 1947 - May 8, 2017

Michael L. Grunkemeyer of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Cincinnati, OH died peacefully on May 8, 2017 at the age of 69. Mike was the beloved husband of 47 years to Tricia (Barton) Grunkemeyer. Devoted father of Katie (Brad) Mayfield of Allen, TX, Carrie (Matt) Robeson of Richmond, VA, Kevin Grunkemeyer of Baltimore, MD, and Meghan Grunkemeyer of Baltimore, MD. Mike was the proud grandfather ...
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Arthur Max Mebert

April 23, 1924 - May 7, 2017

Arthur Max Mebert died May 7th, 2017, with his daughter Ann Marie by his side. He was born April 23, 1924 to Joseph and Mollie (Fink) Mebert in the Bronx, NY. Art graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, where he lettered in baseball and football. He had a scholarship to Dartmouth College, but went into the army and WWII instead. He was at Normandy on D-Day +3 and wouldn't talk...
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Susan Wilson Anderson

May 9, 1948 - May 6, 2017

Susan Marie Wilson Anderson, 68, of Williamsburg, VA, died Early Saturday morning at the Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center in Williamsburg, VA, surrounded by her three children, Helane Marie Anderson of Los Angeles, CA; Lincoln Paul Anderson of Winston-Salem, NC; and Alex Douglas Anderson of New Bern, NC. She was born in Rockford, IL on Mother's Day May 9, 1948 and was a beloved...
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QuoVadis Wright

August 21, 1935 - May 6, 2017

Quo Vadis Williams Wright, 81, was called home to be with the Lord on May 6, 2017 in Williamsburg.She is preceded in death by her husband, John Pettis Wright; sons, Johnny Q. Wright and Shawn J. Wright; father, James C. Williams; mother, Virgie Webb Williams; and brother, James C. Williams, Jr. aka Tank.Quo Vadis worked as a Concierge and in Hospitality for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation,...
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Julia Dale Matlock Westland

June 23, 1926 - May 6, 2017

Julia Dale (Julie) Matlock Westland passed away on May 6 after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy during which she never lost her infectious personality, her delightful sense of humor and "one liners" for the enjoyment and inspiration to all who came in contact with her. Julie was born on June 23, 1926 to Julia and Woodford Matlock (now deceased) in Denver, Colorado where...
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Josephine Sandlas Rausch

July 17, 1920 - May 4, 2017

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Ronald Edward Lippert

July 17, 1940 - May 3, 2017

Ronald Edward Lippert, 76, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on May 3, 2017. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Marion Russ Lippert.Ronald worked as an electrical engineer for General Electric and Lockheed Martin, in such places as Utica, Valley Forge and Fort Worth.Ron graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in electrical engineering and...
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Shelby Nadine Schott

August 14, 1932 - May 3, 2017

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Lester D. Twiford

August 13, 1937 - May 2, 2017

CSM (RET) LESTER D. TWIFORD, JR. Les Twiford passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on May 2, 2017, at the Hospice House of Williamsburg. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff and volunteers for their compassion and excellent care during his stay.Les was born to Lester D., Sr. and Lillian Virginia Twiford on August 13, 1937 in Norfolk, VA. Les graduated...
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James Vance Ezell

November 28, 1927 - May 2, 2017

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Luke Andrew Phillips

November 15, 1980 - April 30, 2017

Luke Andrew Phillips age 36, of Williamsburg, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at home. Luke was born November 15, 1980 in Roseburg, Oregon. He was an avid reader and very knowledgeable on a variety of subjects. He thoroughly enjoyed music and loved to sing praise and worship songs. Luke loved spending time with family and friends. Moving to Williamsburg as a teenager, he...
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Mary M. Oppenhimer

January 16, 1935 - April 30, 2017

OPPENHIMER, Mary Moylan Thornton, age 82, was known affectionately as Mimi throughout her life. She died peacefully on April 30, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1935, daughter of the late Jane Douthat Riddle Thornton and Barbour Newman Thornton. She is survived by her three children: Jane Oppenhimer Wilson and her husband Charles, William Mayo Oppenhimer,...
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Marie L. Wilkinson

January 15, 1928 - April 30, 2017

Marie Wilkinson, 89, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Williamsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Wilkinson; son, Michael Wilkinson; parents, Ernst & Marie Zepht; and her sister, Elsie Young.A graduate of Syracuse University of Nursing, she became a R.N. who held multiple nursing positions. Marie was also active in church activities, most recently at Hickory Neck...
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Anne L. Campana

April 10, 1923 - April 28, 2017

Anne L. Campana, a proud American of Italian descent and a native to Williamsburg, died on April 28, 2017 at the age of 94. She is survived by her sons, Dr. Richard Campana (Galina), Skip Campana (Colleen), and JC Pierce; and her social liberator Ms. Georgeanna Poling and "newest daughter" Elena Ramos; grandchildren, Ron Jr. (Caley), Rachel (Dan Smith), Vincent III, Elise, Megan, Juliet, Richard...
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Jo Ann Freeman Adams

September 20, 1935 - April 28, 2017

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Helen Marie Walz

October 3, 1925 - April 27, 2017

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John Habib Showah

January 15, 1952 - April 27, 2017

John Habib Showah, 65, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2017. John will be remembered for his selflessness, love of family and passion for his craft. John was a master jeweler and goldsmith beginning his life and career in Beirut, Lebanon before immigrating to the United States in 1976. After over a decade in New York's wholesale jewelry exchange, he and his family moved to Williamsburg,...
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Philip Boxley Williams

September 15, 1952 - April 26, 2017

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Steven Ralph Smith

November 29, 1962 - April 26, 2017

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Norma MaRyse Lauer

November 11, 1922 - April 25, 2017

Norma MaRyse Lauer, 94, died on April 25, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on November 11, 1922 to the late Wayne and Gertrude Refner. Norma was a former President of a Military Wives Club and while living in Europe she led tour groups for other military wives. She was also a tour guide for Colonial Williamsburg and a member of the Red Hat Ladies. Norma enjoyed playing bridge, painting,...
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Jenny Erna Wible

April 21, 1923 - April 24, 2017

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Dona Kae Journey Fletcher

September 30, 1947 - April 24, 2017

Dona Kae Journey Fletcher was born at Fort Monroe, Virginia to Jack and Peg Journey and was a lifelong resident of Williamsburg. She started her career in cosmetology at sixteen at Jacqueline's Beauty Salon, of which she later became owner. Dona Kae was proud that her entire career was with Jacqueline's, which celebrated 50 continuous years of service in 2016. She was also employed with...
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Jacqueline W. Jones

February 9, 1949 - April 23, 2017

Jacqueline W. Jones, 68, of Williamsburg, passed away on April 23, 2017.She was preceded in death by her mother, brother and grandparents.Jacqueline worked for the Commonwealth Attorney as an Administrative Assistant. She was a very active member and past ministry leader at New Zion Baptist Church. She was very active with the homeless, as she was on the board of directors for GWOM (Greater...
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Ellen Roxane Mitchell

October 4, 1930 - April 23, 2017

Roxane "Riki" Harrison Mitchell of Williamsburg passed away peacefully on April 23rd. She was predeceased by her parents, Pinckney and Nell Harrison; her husband, Bob Mitchell; and her brother, Jimmy Harrison. She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Rob and Betsy Mitchell of Richmond; Kathy and Cabell Williams of Bethesda, MD; Sally and Steven Cordovano of Rowayton, CT; and Ed and...
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William Page Mann

November 15, 1940 - April 21, 2017

William Page Mann, Jr., 76, passed away on April 21, 2017. He was born on November 15, 1940 to the late William and Matilda Mann, Sr. Page was originally from Tappahannock but has lived most of his adult life in Williamsburg. He served his country in the U.S. Army stationed in Boston, MA. Page retired after 25+ years from BASF. He was a simple man who lived his life with quiet reserve. Page...
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Robert James McGhee

January 19, 1941 - April 18, 2017

Robert "Bob" James McGhee, 76, passed away suddenly on April 17, 2017. He was a native of Danville but has been a longtime resident of Williamsburg. Bob was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg and shortly after gained employment with NASA at the Langley Research Center where he retired after 30 years. He had a great sense of humor and loved animals, especially dogs and...
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Richard Emil Uyhelyi

August 6, 1938 - April 17, 2017

Dick was born to Emil and Stella Uyhelyi in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 6, 1938. He had a very happy childhood, growing up with a close extended family who adored him. He died April 17, 2017, at the Hospice House in Williamsburg. VA.As a young man, Dick enlisted in the US Navy and fought what he called "The Battle of the Riviera." He was in Rome for two Easter Sundays, and in Cannes for the...
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Elaine Kathryn Sharp

August 6, 1931 - April 17, 2017

Elaine K. Sharp finally lost her long, valiant and often difficult battle with several illnesses, lung cancer and dementia. She died one week short of her sixty-third wedding anniversary.She was born in Philadelphia in 1931 to Betty and Walter Paine, but was raised almost from infancy by her maternal aunt and uncle, Kathryn and Horace Hoerr, whom she always called "Mother" and "Dad".After high...
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Hamilton Howard Hughes

January 21, 1948 - April 15, 2017

Hamilton "Chubby" Hughes, 69, of Williamsburg, VA passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017. He was born in Williamsburg, VA and has been a life time residence. Chubby worked at Jamestown as a master glass blower for 20 years and retired from National Park Service. He is preceded in death by his parents, William & Helen Hughes. He leaves behind five brothers, William, Jack, Richard,...
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Marisa A. Blais

May 8, 1938 - April 14, 2017

Marisa A. Blais, 78, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away April 14, 2017 after a short illness. She leaves behind her husband of 58 years, John, and three children; John A. Blais, III - Wife Beverly, William M. Blais - Wife Kristin and a daughter, Dr. Kristin A. Blais; Grandsons, Matthew Blais and Steven Blais, a Granddaughter, Jennifer Blais and a Great Grandson, Jason Times. Marisa was a...
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