Our Obituaries

Dona Kae Fletcher

September 30, 1947 - April 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Ellen Roxane Mitchell

October 4, 1930 - April 23, 2017

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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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Lois Ann Sessoms

August 6, 1934 - April 12, 2017

Lois Ann Sessoms, 82, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2017 at her home in Williamsburg. She is predeceased by her beloved parents, Melvin Davis and Laura Jane Childers, Sr. She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, William Montague Sessoms; two adoring daughters, Lauralyn Sessoms Copan (William) of Williamsburg, VA and Rachel Montague Smith (Timothy) of Richmond, VA; and a brother...
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George Barry Rose

January 26, 1961 - April 10, 2017

On April 10, 2017, George Barry Rose, 56, of Williamsburg, passed away. His death was unexpected and he will be missed. He is preceded in death by his parents George and Jean Rose. He is survived by his brother, Kevin Rose and wife Donna; brother, Chris Rose and wife Lisa; and two nephews Mason Rose and Payton Rose. Also, he is survived by Kathleen Rose; her daughters, Denice Barkwill, Victoria...
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Peter Michael Natale

May 2, 1951 - April 9, 2017

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Ralph Anthony Swartz

July 5, 1935 - April 8, 2017

There is a day you hope will never come, but you know that it will after a certain period of serious illness. Ralph Anthony Swartz died Saturday, April 8. He is survived by his wife, Mary McDonald Swartz, to whom he was a loving husband for 37 years and best friend for over 40 years.Ralph was born to Frank H. and Eleanora Spencer Swartz July 5, 1935 in Oak Bluffs, MA on Martha's Vineyard Island....
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Darlene Rose Palmer

December 24, 1951 - April 8, 2017

Darlene Rose Palmer, 65, of Williamsburg, passed away April 8, 2017. Darlene was a native of Garrett, Kentucky and Williamsburg resident since 1972. A caregiver, Darlene was employed with Home Instead Home Health Care in Newport News, Virginia. She was also previously employed with Dr. A.L. Wilding in Williamsburg, Virginia.Darlene enjoyed gardening, watching University of Kentucky basketball,...
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Sara Barron Nelson

December 6, 1913 - April 7, 2017

SARA B. NELSON, PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR, DIES AT 103Sara Barron Nelson, who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, died on April 7, 2017 at the age of 103. She resided at Sunrise Senior Living in Alexandria, VA.One of seven children, she was born on December 6, 1913 in Cedartown, GA and raised in nearby Cave Spring. She worked for the National Park Service in Richmond,...
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George LaRence Britton

July 22, 1923 - April 7, 2017

George LaRence Britton, Jr. of Williamsburg was called home to the Lord on Friday, April 7, 2017. He was born in Richmond, Virginia on July 22, 1923, the third of four boys born to George L. Britton, Sr. and Lillye J. Britton.As a young man he joined the United States Air Force during World War II and flew the P47 Thunderbolt. He received the "Distinguished Flying Cross," Air Medal,...
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Arthur Allen Henretta, Sr.

April 18, 1943 - April 6, 2017

Educated, well-traveled southern boy Arthur A. Henretta, Sr., died on April 6, 2017.Art graduated from James Blair High School, class of 1961 and attended East Carolina University.He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Henretta; brother, David Henretta; and beloved wife, Judy Robertson Henretta. He is survived by his mother, Trudy Bowman; sister, Debbi Boyce; sons, David A. (Christie)...
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Richard Dennis Estes

June 10, 1957 - April 5, 2017

Richard Estes, 59, of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Rick attended St. Anselm's College from 1975 - 1979, earning his Bachelor of Science before receiving his Master's degree from Boston College. He worked in life science sales for Gilson, having previously worked for Bio-Rad and IBM. For those lucky enough to know Rick, his passion for everything in his life was...
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Christine Carla Swords

March 21, 1951 - April 5, 2017

Christine Carla Swords of Williamsburg was called home to our Lord on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the age of 66. Born in Detroit to Charles and Marjorie Campbell Anderson, Chris was a beloved wife and mother. Eclectic in all aspects of life, she was at times a singer, graphic artist, typesetter, beautician, Air Force Reservist and secretary. At her passing, Chris was a long-time DoD...
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William John Kevit

October 25, 1924 - April 5, 2017

William John Kevit, 92, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on April 5, 2017. He was born October 25, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA, and also resided in Cherry Hill, NJ, Chesapeake, VA, and Suffolk, VA. He was preceded in death by his wife Millie; parents William and Veronica Kevit; a brother Ernest Kevit; and a sister, Eleanor Zaleskas. Bill was a caring and kindhearted man. In 1942 Bill joined the...
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Lonnie Lee Logue

August 26, 1945 - April 3, 2017

Lonnie Lee Logue, 71, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017.He was born on August 26, 1945 in Virginia, Illinois. After graduating from high school in 1962, Lonnie joined the Navy and was stationed in San Diego, California from 1962-1966.When he completed his service in the Navy, Lonnie began his 40+ year career in the restaurant business, working in positions in...
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Christopher Columbus Harris

December 25, 1922 - April 2, 2017

Christopher Columbus Harris Jr, 94, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on April 2, 2017. Christopher was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky on December 25, 1922 to Christopher Columbus Harris Sr. and Courtney Mae Harris. He was a Naval Air Corp Veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Theater. During his 33-year career with Texaco, he lived in Rhode...
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Peggy J. Holcomb

October 3, 1937 - March 31, 2017

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Louise Ann Hutchinson

July 5, 1926 - March 29, 2017

Louise A. Hutchinson, 90, of Williamsburg, Virginia, a former reporter and Washington correspondent with the Chicago Tribune, died March 29, 2017 in the Hospice Care Unit of Williamsburg Sentara Hospital of cancer.Ms. Hutchinson was with the Chicago Tribune for 22 years, eight of them in the newspaper's Washington bureau. Among her assignments was coverage of eight national political conventions...
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Margaret Jessup Butler

May 24, 1928 - March 29, 2017

Margaret J. Butler of Patriot's Colony Dr., Williamsburg, VA died Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at home.A native of South Hill, Virginia, Margaret was born on May 24, 1928 to Margaret F. Jessup and James C. Jessup. She graduated from Madison College. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Colonel (US Army) Lawrence E. Butler of Suffolk, VA. A true southern lady and loving mother,...
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Ute-Ingrid Seidler White

July 6, 1941 - March 28, 2017

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John William Watkins

June 5, 1943 - March 28, 2017

John W. Watkins, 73, passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Jacobs and stepfather, Frank Jacobs, and by his father, William C. Watkins and stepmother, Betty Watkins.He is survived by his wife, Gloria; his daughter, Meaghan Perger and husband, Joe of Gloucester; his sons, Jason Watkins and wife, Heidi of Toano, Todd Watkins and wife,...
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Shirley Carol Carlson

May 16, 1922 - March 28, 2017

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Mabel Louise McFarland

May 11, 1930 - March 27, 2017

In loving memory, the McFarland family announces the passing of our Mother, Mabel Louise Gardner McFarland (known to family and friends as Boots) on March 27th, 2017. Mom was preceded in death by our Dad (Dr Paul H. McFarland, Jr., Col, US Army(ret) and their son Steve. She is survived by her son Rich, his wife Anne, her daughter Pam, her son-in-law Mike, their 2 children (Kelley Ann, Tom and...
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Thomas Michael Boyle

July 29, 1936 - March 27, 2017

Thomas M. Boyle, Jr. of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Gladwyne, PA died peacefully on March 27, 2017 at the age of 80. Tom was the beloved husband of Karen (Molinari) Boyle. His first wife, Mary Elizabeth Norrett Boyle died in 1990. Devoted father of Lizann Rode of Wyndmoor, PA, Megan Flinn (Mason) of Penn Valley, PA, as well as his three stepchildren, Paul Molinari of Fairmont, WV, Michael...
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James Papadakis

February 8, 1935 - March 26, 2017

James Papadakis, 82, of Yorktown, VA, passed away on March 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, George D. Papadakis; his mother, Constance Papadakis; and his sisters, Catherine Papadakis, Harriett LaRussa and Joanne Mintzer.James worked in sales in the food industry and retired from RJR Nabisco, Inc. He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo and received a...
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Ralph Early McPherson

May 31, 1932 - March 24, 2017

Ralph Early McPherson, 84, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. Ralph was born on May 31, 1932 in Washington D.C. to his loving parents, the late Ralph and Mary McPherson.In 1957, Ralph met the love of his life, Rose Knight. In 1958, they married and celebrated over 60 years together. Ralph was a dedicated accountant for the Washington Gas...
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Beverly B. Courtney

October 30, 1948 - March 22, 2017

After a long battle with cancer, Beverly Courtney peacefully passed away on March 22, 2017 while holding the hands of her two children, Bryan Courtney and Anne Hinders. She had been under hospice and nursing care at the Consulate Health Care Center in Williamsburg since February, where she was visited nearly daily by her children, grandchildren, sister, and friends.Beverly was only 68 years old....
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Ralph Disque Stephens

September 23, 1929 - March 20, 2017

Ralph Disque Stephens, 87, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on March 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Mary Disque Stephens, and his brothers, Glenn, Ray, and an infant brother. He was born on September 23, 1929 in Oil City, PA, and graduated from Cranberry High School, Seneca, PA, in 1947. He married Phoebe Ann Vogan on September 20, 1953. Ralph's 42-year...
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Raymond Jack Reynaud

December 3, 1959 - March 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Jon Scott Barkwill

August 11, 1955 - March 19, 2017

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John Montroy, Jr.

April 6, 1924 - March 18, 2017

John Montroy of Williamsburg passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the age of 92. He was born in Coahoma, MS, on April 6, 1924, to Denolice and John Montroy, Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Arline Montroy, their infant daughter, Christine Ann, and his sister, Alise Montroy Lott. He leaves behind, his loving wife of 40 years, Sylvia Montroy; two nephews,...
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Charles Leslie Britt

July 22, 1930 - March 18, 2017

Charles Leslie "Les" Britt, Jr., 86, died comfortably at home on March 18 after a brief decline. Born in Goldsboro, NC, on July 22, 1930, he was the only child of Charles Leslie Britt, Sr. and Martha Lee Borden Britt. He received his undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University. Les served in Korea in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1952...
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Christopher Winslow Doak

July 17, 1957 - March 17, 2017

Chris, born July 17, 1957, in Brookline, Massachusetts, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, March 15, 2017, at his longtime residence in the historic district of Williamsburg, Virginia. A myocardial infarction is believed to have occurred. After spending his first summer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he moved with his parents, Ann Booth Young and Kenelm Winslow Doak to Pembroke, New Hampshire,...
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Raul Francisco Barbara

January 3, 1940 - March 17, 2017

On March 17, 2017 Retired Col. Raúl F. Barbará passed away peacefully with his loving wife at his side. Raúl was born on Jan 3, 1940 in México City. He came to the U.S. in 1943 with his parents, Raúl and Ana Barbará. His father enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served 34 years in the U.S. Air Force. Raúl graduated from the University of Arizona with a law...
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Michael Martin Boley

May 24, 1956 - March 17, 2017

WILLIAMSBURG - Michael Martin "Mike" Boley, 60, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. Mike Boley was an Assistant Store Manager at Dicks Sporting Goods and previously worked for many years in the hotel, restaurant and food service industries.Mike was born in Lexington, VA to Charles Chrysostom Boley, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth "Lisa" Kiefer Boley. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1974 and...
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Jacquelyn Ludden McCormick

May 6, 1930 - March 17, 2017

Jacquelyn Anne (Ludden) McCormickFrom her birth May 6, 1930, until her death March 17, 2017, Jackie met the world with sparkling eyes, an iron will, and a gentle heart. She graced the lives of everyone around her with laughter, charm, determination (not to be confused with stubbornness), generosity, and thoughtfulness. At an early age she showed an appreciation for "the finer things in life,"...
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Ruth Ellen Dunning

June 8, 1920 - March 16, 2017

Ruth Ellen Dunning , 96, died peacefully in her home on March 16, 2017. Ruth was born in Spokane, Washington on June 8, 1920. After high school she attended the University of Washington in Seattle. In 1941 she met the love of her life, Kenneth Dunning. After a brief courtship they eloped and married in Couer d'Alene, Idaho on September 2, 1941. Ruth was a devoted wife and companion to...
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Rachel Trent Tabb

December 17, 1918 - March 15, 2017

Rachel "Raye" Trent Tabb died peacefully at age 98 at the home of her daughter, Ann. Rachel was born in Campbell County, Virginia on December 17, 1918, to Reverend David Gilliam and Edna Maddox Trent. After graduating from Botetourt County High School, Raye earned her nursing license (RN) at Elizabeth Buxton Hospital Nursing Program (1940). Shortly after beginning her nursing career,...
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Helen V. Craddock

April 1, 1933 - March 13, 2017

Helen Virginia (Roach) Craddock, Williamsburg, VA, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, after an extended illness.Born April 1, 1933, in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late John Earl "Bub" Roach and Estella D. (Hovermale) Roach Messner.On October 10, 1966, she married Edward Craddock. He preceded her in death on March 11, 1975. In addition to her parents and husband,...
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Anne Buck Schumacher

July 31, 1930 - March 12, 2017

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Jeanne Huether Armiger

January 1, 1932 - March 10, 2017

Jeanne H. Armiger, 85, of Williamsburg, VA passed away peacefully on Friday, March 10th, 2017.Jeanne was born in Baltimore, MD to Harry L. Huether and Martha M. Huether on January 1, 1932. She was the first baby born that year and won $15.00. She graduated from Girls Latin School in 1949, and attended Bard Avon Secretarial School.She married William F. Williamson of Cambridge, MD in 1950. He...
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Edward Blaine Kime

October 16, 1933 - March 10, 2017

Williamsburg- March 11, 2017 marked the first sunrise without Edward Blaine Kime, Jr. as he joined the long line of ancestors stretching back into time. He leaves as his legacy Marilyn Streets Kime, his wife of nearly 57 years and their 7 children, Melanie Kime Ebbing, Edward Blaine Kime III (Lisa), Allison Kime Butler (Cory), Lorraine Kime Perkins (John), Margaret Stephanie Kime, William Jeff...
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Gary Eugene Miller

October 2, 1944 - March 10, 2017

Gary Eugene Miller, 72, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, formerly of Imperial, PA, passed away on March 10, 2017 in Williamsburg, VA. He proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He enjoyed participating in and watching car racing. Gary was an avid viewer of Fox News. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 45 years, Carole Miller; children, April Ford, Jennifer Miller, Mallory Miller (Scott...
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Harald Edwin Aadahl

August 17, 1955 - March 9, 2017

Harald Edwin Aadahl, 61, went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2017. He was a devoted husband, a wonderful "Daddy" and beloved youth pastor.Harald was born in Williamsburg, Virginia and was a graduate of James Blair High School. He earned degrees from Thomas Nelson Community College, Moody Bible Institute and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.Harald served his 1st church as a youth and...
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Aida Theresa Jaeger

November 24, 1930 - March 9, 2017

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Patricia Ruth Ogden

February 4, 1926 - March 8, 2017

Patricia ("Pat") Spang Ogden, 91, died on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Williamsburg, VA. Mrs. Ogden was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, the daughter of Murray G. and Ruth Gershel Spang on February 4, 1926.A graduate of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut, Mrs. Ogden taught English and Latin at Bernards High School in Bernardsville, New Jersey, and English and Creative Writing in...
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Donald Edwin Daley

May 27, 1934 - March 8, 2017

Donald Edwin Daley, 82, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on March 8, 2017. His family was by his side. He was preceded in death by his mother Helen M. Daley; and father, William T. Daley; and his son Michael.Don worked for the United States Postal Service as a supervisor in the Boston, Ma. area for 29 years. He served in the Air Force and reserves for 34 years and received the rank of Chief...
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Dorothy H. Mixon

June 19, 1915 - March 6, 2017

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David G. Campbell, Jr.

September 5, 1937 - March 5, 2017

ALEXANDRIA - David G. Campbell, Jr. passed away on Sunday on March 5, 2017. Campbell was born on September 5, 1937 in Auburn, New York to David and Monicka Campbell. He became a standout athlete and President of the Auburn High School Class of 1955 before attending Dartmouth College, where he earned his BS, MBA, and Masters in Engineering. Campbell served four years in the US Navy as an engineer...
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Frank Herbert Gross

April 29, 1934 - March 4, 2017

On March 4, 2017, the Rev. Frank H. Gross entered into the joy of his Master, having lived a life of service to his Lord and to others. He was born in Montpelier, Vermont, to Delbert W. and Ethel (Willey) Gross, graduating from Montpelier High School and then attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he felt the call to the ministry. He then transferred to and graduated from Hamilton...
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Joan Elizabeth Braman

April 4, 1959 - March 3, 2017

Joan Elizabeth Braman, aged 57, passed away on March 03, 2017 after an admirable battle with cancer. Joan was born April 04, 1959, in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Harry P. Russell and Eva E. Truett.Joan loved nothing more than spending time with her family and friends. Her love impacted much more than her own children as she was an Assistant Teacher at Norge Elementary School for over 15...
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Joseph Kenneth Wilburn

January 26, 1946 - March 3, 2017

Joseph Kenneth Wilburn, Jr. of Colonial Heights, Virginia, went to his "FOREVER" home on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the age of 71.He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Arrington Wilburn and Joseph Kenneth Wilburn, Sr.He was a retired supervisor at the Newport News Shipbuilding Huntington-Ingalls. He was a devoted member of the Colonial Heights Baptist Church.Left to cherish his memory...
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Paul William Sager

August 4, 1920 - March 3, 2017

Paul William Sager 96, formerly of LaRue, Ohio passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017 in Williamsburg, VA.Paul was born in LaRue, Ohio on August 4, 1920 to Mabel (Rodgers) and Earl Sager. Paul married Betty Lou Ballinger on February 17, 1943 and recently celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary. Paul was a patriotic American who served his country in WWII. He was stationed in the Pacific on...
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John Nelson Edwards

August 30, 1951 - March 2, 2017

John Nelson Edwards, 65, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on March 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sheri Edwards; mother, Bertha Sherbine; and father, John Norman Edwards.John worked as a Bridge Controller for USAF. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and received the rank of Sergeant First Class (E-7) with 20 years of service. He loved to be outdoors and loved all of...
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Gary Howard Addams

March 20, 1945 - March 1, 2017

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India Smith Littleton

November 26, 1941 - February 28, 2017

India Smith Littleton age 75, died on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 after a prolonged illness. She was born in 1941 to J. Murray and Vivian Chandler Smith in Athens, GA. The family moved to N.C. in the 1950's and India attended the University of N.C. in Greensboro graduating with a BA in English Lit in 1963. That same year she married her high school sweetheart Philip R. Littleton and worked as an...
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Patricia Jane Salimbene

January 3, 1930 - February 28, 2017

Patricia Salimbene, age 87, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on February 28, 2017.She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Owen Hartman of Parker, PA.Patricia was an executive secretary for Battelle Memorial Institute. She belonged to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and was a proud Army wife, devoted mother and grandmother. She was an avid bridge player, oil painter, golfer and...
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Duncan Guild Fisher

July 7, 1925 - February 27, 2017

Duncan G. Fisher, 91, passed away on February 27, 2017 in Williamsburg, VA. Born in LaGrange, IL on July 7, 1925 (on the kitchen table), he attended school in LaGrange, graduating in 1943 from Lyons Township High School. After two years in the Army Air Corps during WWII, he attended Michigan State University for four years where he was outstanding on the golf team. In business, Duncan was an...
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Phyllis Ann Jordan

January 2, 1933 - February 26, 2017

Phyllis Ann Jordan passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born on January 2, 1933 in Marshall, MI.She is survived by her brother, David Mohrhardt, of Grand Rapids, MI, and several nieces and nephews.After high school, Ann attended Beauty School and worked as a beautician in Jackson, MI. She later joined her parents at the Albion Credit Bureau in Albion, MI. She...
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David Michael Meloy

January 9, 1943 - February 26, 2017

The Rev. D. Michael Meloy, 74, of Richmond, died on Sunday, February 26, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jane Sydney Meloy; daughters and sons-in- law, Ashley and Dustin Love and Mary Douglas and Mark Roscoe; grandchildren, Cameron Love, Emmie Love, Sydney Roscoe, and Sam Roscoe as well as many additional family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Cyrous E....
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Rocco John Colafrancesco

October 10, 1932 - February 25, 2017

Rocco Giovanni Colafrancesco, age 84, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, February 25th after a 3-month battle with pneumonia and other complications. Although he passed away in St. Petersburg, Florida, he was a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia for over 35 years.Rocco was born on October 10, 1932 on Smith Street in Providence,...
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Thomas James Lindsay

May 13, 1935 - February 24, 2017

Thomas J. Lindsay, 81, Born May 13, 1935 Beloved husband, father and grandfather, was called home to our Lord on Friday, February 24, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alice, children Margie Thomas (Tom Thomas) Edison NJ, Paul (Susan Dermer) Mechanicsville, VA, Robert, Williamsburg, VA, grandchildren Bridget, Tyler, Brian, Ryan, Christina and Victoria, sister Anne Colofranson,...
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Loretta Bernadette Klein

August 29, 1918 - February 24, 2017

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Florence A. Tolliver

April 2, 1928 - February 24, 2017

Florence Bare Tolliver, 88, formerly of Grandview, WV, and most recently of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2017. Born April 2, 1928, in Itmann, WV, Florence was the daughter of Albert and Tilda Bare.Florence owned and operated Shelby's Mens and Boys Store in Mullens, WV, 1962-1982, where she sold countless pairs of Converse tennis shoes, Duckhead jeans, coveralls and...
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Charles Joseph Daniels

July 16, 1919 - February 23, 2017

Charles J. (Chuck) Daniels, 97, passed away on February 23, 2017. He was born in the Panama Canal Zone and lived there through junior college. He continued his education at the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in Naval Architecture. In 1942, his first job was to design and test hull configurations of sea planes at the NACA (now NASA) towing tank. Next, he tried a new career at...
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Nurhan Odabasi

May 25, 1930 - February 23, 2017

Nurhan Odabasi was born in Istanbul, Turkey on May 25, 1930. He came to the United States in his twenties where he met his beloved wife, Lepa. Together, they created a life and raised three children on Long Island, NY. Nurhan never met a stranger. A simple 'hello' would often turn into a lengthy conversation with stories, laughs and a new friend. He was very proud to be an American, and...
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Lloyd Thomas Johnson

October 26, 1938 - February 23, 2017

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Donald Roger Thomas

August 4, 1928 - February 22, 2017

On February 22, 2017, Donald Roger Thomas, a former resident of Williamsburg, VA and Corona del Mar, CA, died peacefully at his home in Cambria, CA, after a long illness. He was 88.Born in Long Beach, CA, Donald was the son of Brennan Smith Thomas and Pearl Martha Hasler, both of Salt Lake City, UT. A graduate of Downey High School, Donald received a degree in civil engineering from the...
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Joan Forrestel Placko

October 4, 1923 - February 21, 2017

Joan Forrestel Placko of Waynesboro, Virginia, passed peacefully on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Joan was born in Buffalo, NY, October 4, 1923. She is preceded in death by her parents, Peter Raymond Forrestel and Grace Carol Hoag Forrestel; brother, William James Forrestel; sister, Janet Kline; son, William John Placko; grandson, Sean Placko; and her husband of 59 years,...
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Charles Ernest Friend

February 10, 1935 - February 20, 2017

Charles Ernest Friend, 82, passed away on February 20, 2017. He was the son of Charles Edward Friend, Jr. and Anne English Friend and grandson of Charles Edward Friend and Mabel Winne Friend, all longtime residents of Williamsburg. He received his bachelor's degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and graduate degree from the American Institute for Foreign Trade, in Phoenix,...
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Elizabeth Carol Sutton

January 15, 1941 - February 19, 2017

Betty Carol "BC" Sutton, 76, fondly known as Tarol by her family, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017.She was a member of Bruton Parish, and was a civil service worker for Camp Perry for 37 years. BC enjoyed photography and took a camera everywhere she went. She was active and supportive of the Native American community.Tarol was predeceased by her parents, Hugh and Gene Sutton; daughter,...
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John Randolph Begley

September 26, 1939 - February 19, 2017

John Randolph Begley (Randy) passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017. He was born September 26, 1939 to Carl Begley and Sarah Hines in Norton, VA. He retired from the Newport News shipyard after 38 years and was a member of the Williamsburg Club where he golfed for 50 years with his friends, something he dearly loved. During retirement he loved spending time with his children and taking his...
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Felix L. Foss

March 17, 1933 - February 18, 2017

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Bobby Dean Gibson

July 16, 1944 - February 15, 2017

Bobby Dean Gibson, 72, of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born July 16, 1944 in Pax, West Virginia to the late Gus and Maciel Gibson.Bobby was Co-Owner of Atlantic Septic Systems since 2001. He served our Country in the U.S. Air Force from 1960-1964, having served on the AF13 789 696 as an Airman. Bobby was well known for his...
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Kathryn Haritos Forrest

March 30, 1934 - February 10, 2017

Kathryn Forrest, 82, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away peacefully at home Friday, February 10, 2017. Kathy was born March 30, 1934. She was the daughter of Greek immigrants George and Olga (Procopi) Haritos. Kathy is survived by her husband of 58 yrs. John G. Forrest Jr.; her children, Kristin (Gary) Godfrey of Austin, TX, and Matthew (Melissa) Forrest of Fairfax, VA; two grandsons, Mitchell...
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Arthur Sylvester Hanson

June 27, 1922 - February 9, 2017

With joy and with great sadness, we bid farewell to Pastor Arthur S. Hanson who left us on February 9th, 2017. The son of Charles and Olivia Hanson, Arthur was born in Wegdahl, Minnesota, in 1922. He is a graduate of Dubuque University and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and was ordained on June 15, 1947.He began his ministry with the Board of American Missions in the State...
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Richard Bruce Holt

August 12, 1936 - February 9, 2017

Richard B. Holt, 80, of Chickahominy Haven, died unexpectedly February 9, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends. Richard was a native of Newport News. He graduated from Newport News High School in 1955, began his career at NASA Langley in 1956, and graduated from NASA Apprentice School as an Instrument Maker in 1961. During his career at NASA he was presented numerous awards including The...
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Kathleen Patricia Lorenz

August 2, 1945 - February 8, 2017

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Gail Anne Conner

November 7, 1969 - February 8, 2017

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Dorothy Ann Fortney

September 15, 1925 - February 8, 2017

WILLIAMSBURG, VA - Beloved Sister and Aunt taught preschool for 35 years in the San Diego school system. Dorothy embraced life with wit, quiet grit and lightness of being. She was the descendant of a long line of Norwegian immigrants and was the embodiment of her namesake "Guds gave" - gift of God. Dorothy was the eldest daughter of banker/farmer Tillman Palmer Fortney and school teacher Liva...
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Helen Virginia Smith

September 27, 1923 - February 7, 2017

Helen V. Smith, 93, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on February 7, 2017.She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles S. Smith, Sr.; son, Charles S. Smith, Jr.; daughter, Marilyn Brown; son-in-law, Walter Lee; and brothers and sisters; Christine Rowe, Dorothy Flanary, Ruth Broughman, Claudy Holston, James Holston, Mildred Holston and Herbert Holston.Helen worked in retail and was a member of...
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Karen S. Cossman

November 4, 1942 - February 7, 2017

Karen was born on November 4, 1942 to William and Hildegarde Strauss in New York City. She moved to Virginia at the age of three months. Karen grew up in Falls Church, VA. Karen and her parents lived in Paris, France for a year when Karen was 13 years old. She attended the University of Kentucky where she studied political science and psychology. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. While...
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Lily Root Bowker

April 16, 1928 - February 5, 2017

Lily Root Bowker, 88, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on February 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Bowker.Lily was a teacher and an artist. She loved to travel, loved flowers and being outdoors. She also loved to read, learn and teach. She and her husband were friends to the birds and she practiced watercolor painting and working in pastels for many years. She had a...
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Ivor Noel Hume

September 30, 1927 - February 4, 2017

Ivor Noël Hume, internationally known archaeologist, author, beloved husband, and father died February 4 at his home in Williamsburg, Virginia, after a short illness. He was 89. Son of the late Cecil Noël Hume and Gladys Mary Bagshaw Mann, he was born in the Chelsea borough of London in 1927 and received his schooling and early archaeological experience in Great Britain. His first...
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Constance Murtha Edwards

July 26, 1919 - February 3, 2017

On February 3, 2017, Constance (Connie) Murtha Edwards, 97, passed peacefully into God's awaiting arms, with her daughter at her side. Connie was a resident at Patriots Colony of Williamsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, H. Lynn Edwards; her parents, Maude Eckman Murtha and John Joseph Murtha; her sister, Patricia Murtha Conway; brothers, Jack Murtha and Edward Murtha....
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Marilyn Roberts Krohn

April 9, 1929 - February 2, 2017

Marilyn Mae Krohn passed away on February 2, 2017 at the age of 87 of lung cancer. She was born on April 9, 1929 in Union Grove Wisconsin. She grew up with her parents Geraldine and Garland Dilley, and her brothers Richard "Dick" Dilley and Chester Dilley. She married Richard "Dick" Roberts and had her first child Sarah Lynn Roberts. Her brother Dick was hit by a drunk driver as a teenager and...
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Barbara H. Johnson

November 9, 1927 - January 31, 2017

Barbara H. Johnson, age 89, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on January 31, 2017.She was a lifetime Army wife, loved nursing, which she did until her retirement and enjoyed playing golf with many friends and her husband. Barbara was also an avid reader, quilter and cross stitcher with a niche for gourmet cooking. She was always sharp as a tack. Barbara is survived by her husband of 69 years,...
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Audrey I. Wingate

December 22, 1936 - January 30, 2017

Audrey Ingram Wingate, 80, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2017 and went to be with her Lord.Born in Olive Hill, KY on December 22, 1936 to Audrey P. Raybourn and Russell L. Ingram, Audrey was a graduate of Morehead State College. Audrey married Robert Tucker Wingate in Hampton, VA on January 27, 1962 at Hampton Christian Church. Audrey was a former English teacher at...
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Jerry Lee Worstell

August 9, 1932 - January 29, 2017

Jerry Lee Worstell, 84, entered into eternal life on Sunday, January 29, 2017. He had a strong faith in God and was a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Jerry was born August 9, 1932 at home in Sumerco, WV . He was a proud West Virginian. He married Anne Hart in July 1955 and was happily married until she passed in September 2008. Jerry's parents were the late Dorsey and Ethel...
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Veronica Lange

June 17, 1927 - January 29, 2017

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David Carl Lange

October 16, 1950 - January 28, 2017

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Richard Elmer Stanier

October 1, 1928 - January 28, 2017

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Bryant Charles Pastirik

June 19, 1938 - January 28, 2017

Bryant "Butch" Charles Pastirik, age 78, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Butch is survived by his wife, Irene Moroni Pastirik; his daughters, Joan Morse (Allen), Linda Dose (Jeff), Monica Pastirik (Devin Shuster); his son, Michael Pastirik (Kelly); his son-in-law, J.D. Nemire; his grandchildren, Matthew, Ann (Matt), Joe, Luke (Kelly), Daniel, Mary, Bobby, Michael, Isaac, Kristin,...
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Rochelle Dianne Derosier

January 25, 1945 - January 26, 2017

Shelly Derosier, 72, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2017. She was born on January 25, 1945, in Uniontown, PA to Charles and Elizabeth (Patchan) Livingston. Shelly graduated from Uniontown Joint Senior High School in 1962. She moved to Northern Virginia and worked for 30 plus years as a medical insurance specialist and office manager for Woodbridge Pediatrics LTD in Woodbridge, VA. She...
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Jean Louise Hampel

April 29, 1920 - January 26, 2017

Jean L. Hampel, 96, died Thursday, January 26, 2017.Born on April 29, 1920, in Lakewood, Ohio, Mrs. Hampel was the daughter of Louis Hausheer and Hilda Schuester Hausheer. She graduated from Lakewood High School and became a secretary for the Aluminium Company of America (ALCOA) in Cleveland, Ohio. It is there that she met her husband of 59 years, Robert G. Hampel. Soon after, she and Mr....
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