Hogg Funeral Home

Hogg Funeral Home has been serving Gloucester County and the surrounding communities since the mid 1800's. The funeral home was founded by Silas Wright, a cabinet maker who also handmade caskets for local residents. Due to additional needed working capital Wright formed a partnership with J. E. Hogg who was in the general mercantile business at the time. Hogg's son, J. Roland Hogg, decided to follow in his father's footsteps as a funeral director in 1929, thus changing the name of the business to J. E. Hogg and Son. In 1940 the name was changed once more to Hogg Funeral Home and still today continues to be a family owned and operated business, maintaining the family tradition of offering exceptional value and compassionate service to families in their time of need.


Our Obituaries

John Courtney Fedors

April 21, 1944 - November 22, 2014

John Courtney Fedors, 70, of Bena, died on November 22, 2014. He passed peacefully at home after an extended battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was born in New York City, NY to John and Geraldine Rowe Fedors and called York Rest, in Bena, his home. From his childhood interest in building boats, planes and all things motorized, to his love of sailing and fast cars, grew his...
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Mark Anthony Arnder

March 29, 1963 - November 15, 2014

Hayes: Mark Anthony Arnder, 51, went to live in Heaven on November 15, 2014. God took back my angel baby. He only let me keep him for a while and I will never forget his smile. Mark was a computer enthusiast, enjoyed music, and watching his favorite football team, the Redskins. He enjoyed being with his family and they will miss him. He was preceded in death by his father, George C. Arnders, Jr...
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Bernard Wayne Ripley

July 30, 1951 - November 14, 2014

Bernard Wayne Ripley, 63, died on November 14, 2014 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital after a courageous 9-month battle with mesothelioma. He was born in Williamsburg, Virginia and grew up in Mathews County. After graduation from Mathews High School, he completed the apprentice program at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth. He worked there as a boilmaker, mechanic, instructor, and supervisor...
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Jeanette L. Olekszyk

January 23, 1940 - November 13, 2014

Jeanette Louella Olekszyk, 74, passed away at her home November 13, 2014. Jeanette was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and retired from Chesapeake Bay Magazine as Circulation Director. She was a strong compassionate, loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed reading, quilting, needlepoint and cross stitch. We will miss seeing her, but her spirit will live in us forever. Jeanette is...
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Nancy Kyle Redd

April 8, 1954 - November 10, 2014

Nancy Kyle Redd, 60, passed away November 10, 2014 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Nancy was born in Maryland and had been a resident of Gloucester, VA for a number of years. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Nancy loved her church and was a dedicated worker in the church. She enjoyed music and loved singing in the Living Christmas Tree choir. Nancy worked with the children and...
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Raymond C. Deal, Sr.

July 13, 1934 - November 8, 2014

Raymond Clarence Deal, Sr., age 80, died at his home, Saturday, November 8, 2014. Mr. Deal was a retired waterman who was passionate about setting his eyes on the sun coming up in addition to a glimpse as it set in the evening. He would take pleasure in hunting as well as watching the Baltimore Orioles play ball. His parents, Roy and Martha Deal and grandson Mark Jenkins preceded him in...
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Keven Lee Smith

August 19, 1965 - November 3, 2014

Keven Lee Smith, 49, died unexpectedly November 3, 2014. Keven grew up in the Bena area of Gloucester and attended Gloucester High School where he loved playing football. Keven was a NASCAR racing enthusiast, loved drag racing, fast cars and big trucks. His passion was watching his son Matthew play football for Gloucester High School. Keven was also a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved his...
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Luise Henriette "Lisa" Vogelbein

April 30, 1932 - October 29, 2014

Luise (Lisa) Henriette Vogelbein died peacefully with her family by her side at Riverside Sanders Retirement Community in Gloucester, Virginia on October 29, 2014. Lisa was born in Bremen, Germany on April 30, 1932 to Emil and Henriette Loose (Dittmann). She was preceded in death by her parents and her older sister Liselotte Laaser. Left to cherish her memory are husband of 62 years, Wilhelm...
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James William "Billie" Cooke

April 2, 1921 - October 28, 2014

James William "Billie" Cooke departed this earthly life on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in the peace of his residence and company of his beloved wife of 64 years, Janie Goodman Cooke. James "Billie" Cooke was born on April 2, 1921, the son of the late Sarah Frances and Robert Lee Cooke in Gloucester, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his siblings Herman Cooke and DeSylvia Cooke Jones. James ...
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David Steen Traylor

July 18, 1929 - October 26, 2014

Gloucester Point: David S. Traylor, 85, went to be at peace with the Lord, on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at home. He was born July 18, 1929 in Bradshaw, Texas to Homer and Ada Traylor. David served his country as a Lieutenant in the Merchant Marines from 1947-1949. He worked on the peninsula as a construction contractor. David retired to Pencil Bluff, Arkansas, where he and his wife worked as...
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William Bill McMillan

January 27, 1948 - October 24, 2014

Gloucester Point: William F. "Bill" McMillan, 66, died October 24, 2014 at VCU-MCV Hospital, Richmond. Bill was retired after more than 42 years of civil service, which he mostly served at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station as an Engineering Manager. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester. Bill loved his country and was very caring, kindhearted and funny. He will be dearly...
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Malvin Clayton Marshall

June 7, 1933 - October 23, 2014

Newport News: Malvin Clayton Marshall, 81, died October 23, 2014. He served his country honorably in the U S Navy. Malvin was the owner of Marshall's Small Engine Repair, Tabb, VA for over 20 years. His favorite pastimes were cutting grass, watching wrestling and NASCAR. He enjoyed listening to Bluegrass music. He loved his family and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death...
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Elizabeth Collums Garber

February 16, 1937 - October 19, 2014

Hampton: Mary Elizabeth Collums Garber of Hampton, died October 19, 2014 at home. She was 77. Elizabeth was born February 16, 1937 to John Quintus Powell Collums and Thelma Ann Tierce Collums and grew up in Houlka, MS. Elizabeth graduated from Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain, MS and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX. A gifted musician, she came to Virginia in...
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Elizabeth Clopton Brown

October 24, 1918 - October 14, 2014

Gloucester: Elizabeth Clopton Brown, 95, of Gloucester died on October 14, 2014. She was born October 24, 1918, at Clopton, Gloucester County. She proceeded in death by her husband of sixty-five years, Raymond Sidney Brown, M.D., who was a Gloucester County physician for fifty years, her daughter, Elizabeth Randolph Brown, her son, Raymond Sidney Brown, Jr., her parents, Thomas Cecil and...
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Gerald Joe George

December 18, 1934 - October 14, 2014

Gloucester: Gerald Arthur George, 79, died October 14, 2014 at Walter Reed Convalescent Center. He served his country honorably in the U S Marine Corps during the Korean War, and as a State Trooper. Being a State Trooper in Virginia brought him to Mathews County where he met and married Ann. He later progressed into the rope business, ending up owning his own business, George Products. He was a...
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Helen Jenkins Walker

August 12, 1924 - October 8, 2014

Hayes: Helen Walden Jenkins Walker, age 90, originally born in Middlesex County, and has been a resident of Hayes for the past 70 years, passed away on October 8, 2014 at the York Convalescent Center. She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Mary Alice Walden; her husbands, Jennings Jenkins and Bernard Walker; her sons, Jennings Jenkins, Jr. and Ricky Jenkins, six brothers and four...
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Myree L. Stuart

June 22, 1935 - October 6, 2014

Hayes: Myree L. Stuart, born June 22, 1935 , died October 6, 2014. She was born as Edna Myree Harrell in North Carolina. Myree was the seventh of thirteen children born to Jethro Harrell and Edna Bailey Harrell. They moved to Poquoson, Virginia where Myree grew up and graduated from Poquoson High School. Soon after, Myree ventured north to New Jersey where she met and married William C. Lawler...
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Kate J. Hall

January 12, 1927 - October 2, 2014

Kate Jenkins Hall, 87, a lifelong resident of Gloucester passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Kate was a member of the former Church of God, now New Life Ministry. She was associated for many years with First Virginia Bank as a teller and loan officer. She enjoyed gardening, being on the water fishing, cooking for her family and was an avid reader. We will...
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John Jack Slavnik, Jr.

December 5, 1928 - September 30, 2014

John F. "Jack" Slavnik, Jr. born December 5, 1928 passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on September 30, 2014, exactly two months to the day after his wife of 66 years, Peggy passed. Jack never met a stranger and had a smile for everyone. Jack was a self made businessman opening Jack's Esso Service Center in 1948 in Newport News, Va. In the 1950's he moved on to open York Auto Parts in York...
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Joyce W. Lamar

April 18, 1938 - September 29, 2014

Joyce W. Lamar, 76, entered into her rest with the Lord Jesus Christ on September 29, 2014 at home. She was thankful for the efforts that many doctors and nurses made on her behalf, including her primary care physician, Dr. Bryan Baines, in her fight with cancer. Born in Birmingham, AL on April 18, 1938 to Leslie Samuel and Virginia Gail Woodin, both deceased along with her much younger brother...
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Howard C. Berry

December 12, 1919 - September 28, 2014

Hayes: Howard C. Berry, 94, died September 28, 2014 at his home. He was born December 12, 1919 to Hermia and Robert Berry in Gloucester, VA. He graduated from Achilles High School and served in the U S Navy. Howard was a lifelong member of Union Baptist Church, serving his church faithfully as a life deacon, serving on numerous committees and a member of the church choir. Howard was a retired...
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Jacqueline Kay Clark

January 18, 1940 - September 27, 2014

Gloucester: Jacqueline Kay Clark, passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014. She was born and raised in Hampton, and graduated Hampton High School but was a Gloucester resident for many years. She retired from C&P Telephone Company in 1991 after 28 years of service. Following her retirement, Jackie earned a real estate license, and later, took a position with Gloucester County Codes and...
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Nancy Collett Heatwole

May 29, 1944 - September 27, 2014

Wicomico: Nancy Collett Heatwole, 70, died Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Riverside Regional Medical Center. She worked in the cafeteria at Gloucester High School and also at Walmart. She loved young people and enjoyed her work in the school cafeteria. Nancy enjoyed puzzles, flowers, bird watching, shopping and baking cookies. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who...
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Andrew Jackson Hogge, Sr.

June 4, 1923 - September 20, 2014

Gloucester Point: Andrew Jackson Hogge, Sr., age 91, a native of Gloucester died at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, September 20, 2014. Mr. Hogge retired from Naval Weapons Station, Ordnance Department. He was a lifelong member as well as lifelong deacon of Union Baptist Church, serving on numerous committees, including clerk for 17 years. His honesty, kindness, integrity and most of all his...
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Nancy E. Yarborough

October 20, 1947 - September 13, 2014

Nancy Elizabeth Yarborough passed away in her home surrounded by family September 13, 2014 at the age of 66. Nancy lost her battle to a rare invasive cancer. She was a lifelong resident of Hayes and had worked at Eastern State Hospital for 13 years as a Psychiatric Aide. Nancy was a Bingo Queen and loved playing the lottery. She played Farmville 2 for endless hours. She and George operated Nancy...
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Kenneth Mark Wahlman

March 5, 1947 - September 7, 2014

Chief Warrant Officer Four Kenneth M. Wahlman, USA (Ret.) died September 7, 2014 at his home. He served his country in the United States Army for 25 years retiring in 1991. During his tenure in the Army he served briefly with the 5th Psychological Operations Battalion as a German language interrogator/interpreter following the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. He was assigned to the PM...
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Virginia Mae Owens

October 20, 1928 - September 6, 2014

Virginia Mae Owens, age 85, died September 6, 2014 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Mrs. Owens was a graduate of Achilles High School, class of 1946. Following graduation, Owens and Blake Seafood hired her as their bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emanuel Curtis Owens. Family and friends will remember her example of kindness and love without conditions, a gentle spirit...
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Jason Bart Jarvis

February 15, 1973 - September 4, 2014

Hayes: Jason Bart Jarvis, 41, died of a massive heart attack in his mother's arms at his childhood home on September 4, 2014. Bart was a 1991 graduate of Gloucester High School and a 1996 graduate of the Newport News Apprentice School. He loved the York River and spending time at the beach. Bart will be remembered for his kindness, generosity and compassion, and the smiles he brought to the...
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William Edward Proctor

October 28, 1948 - August 28, 2014

William Edward Proctor, 65, died August 28, 2014. Edward was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, and was an Instrument Calibrator at Teledyne Hastings Instruments for 42 years. He enjoyed working on cars, woodworking and was always ready to assist anyone who needed his help. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lemuel Jr. and...
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Milton Ray Early

March 8, 1921 - August 28, 2014

Milton Ray Early, 93, a proud American who lovingly served his country and community joined his family and loved ones in eternity on August 28, 2014. "Early" was a veteran, serving in the 15th Air Force of World War II and in the Navy during the Korean War. He worked and retired from the Naval Air Systems Command in Norfolk, VA and Washington, D. C. after many years of dedicated service. Early...
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Virginia Keeton King Allen

December 14, 1951 - August 23, 2014

Virginia Sue Keeton King Allen "Ginny" age 62, died Saturday August 23, 2014 with her family beside her. Ginny graduated from Gloucester High School in 1970 and a member of Union Baptist Church for many years. She was associated with Nick's Seafood Pavilion 22 years, Maryview Hospital, Sentara Williamsburg and Chamberlin Edmonds where she retired in January 2014. Ginny was a kind, loving...
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John Martin Banfiel

October 4, 1961 - August 18, 2014

John Martin Banfiel, 52, passed away on August 18, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. John was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, William R. Banfiel and two brothers, William and James Banfiel. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Cindy; two...
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Richard Allen Webster

May 14, 1962 - August 15, 2014

Richard Allen Webster, 52, son of Robert and Audrey Webster and brother of the late Teri Franta, passed away suddenly Aug. 15, 2014. He is also survived by his daughter Meagan Webster and her mother Susan Webster; brother Robert Webster and long-time companion Debbie Ellinger, as well as many other family and friends. A celebration of his life officiated by Reverend Arthur L. Wolz, Jr. will be...
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William Daniel Sommerville

April 12, 1956 - August 15, 2014

William Daniel Sommerville, 58, born April 12, 1956 died August 15, 2014 of a heart attack. He was owner and operator of MAC (Mid Atlantic Construction). As a young man Bill was always intrigued with taking mechanical things apart and putting them back together again, one of which was his own unique bicycle. He played football all during high school and graduated from Tabb High School. Bill...
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Detroit Troy Wright

March 3, 1967 - August 10, 2014

Hampton: Detroit D. "Troy" Wright, 47, died Sunday, August 10, 2014. Troy was a great lover of animals. He was preceded in death by his mother, Le-Claire Andersen Wright. He is survived by his companion, Robert Jones; father, Stephen Wright and wife, Mickie Presley; aunt, Linda Wright; uncle, Fallice Andersen; and cousin, Tina Wright. Services will be private.
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Katherine Elizabeth Sherwood

July 23, 1919 - August 6, 2014

Gloucester: Katherine Elizabeth Sherwood, 95, passed away August 6, 2014. Mrs. Sherwood was family oriented and loved to cook, sew and enjoyed crafts. She was an animal lover and her favorite pet was Clancy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Clayton Sherwood; and parents, Henry Clay and Bertha Sanford Crawford. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Femiani and husband, Joseph...
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Richard Lee Ford, Jr.

March 6, 1929 - August 6, 2014

Richard Lee Ford, Jr., age 85, passed away on August 6, 2014. He was born on March 6, 1929, and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, graduating from Maury High School in 1947. An Eagle Scout in Norfolk Troop 15, Dick was also a member of the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech and graduated in Architectural Engineering, Class of 1951. Dick was a Korean War veteran, serving as a First Lieutenant in the...
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Ian Ronald George

April 6, 1976 - August 6, 2014

A galaxy far, far away has received a heroic fighter on August 6, 2014. Ian Ronald George fought a long battle with cancer and has now received his valiant honor. Ian was an inspector for American Petroleum. He was a fan of Star Wars and enjoyed anything to do with rotary motors. He will be remembered for his larger than life personality, and his generosity and selflessness he gave to his family....
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Sarah M. Hubley

June 18, 1929 - August 1, 2014

Hayes: Sarah Frances Oliver McGalliard Hubley, 85, passed away on August 1, 2014 at her home in Merrimac, MA after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Caroll Elwin Hubley. Sarah was born on June 18, 1929 to the late James P. and Ruby Brown Oliver and grew up in the Coke community of Gloucester VA. Sarah was an award-winning breeder of toy poodles, owning and...
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Larry Wayne Fowler, Sr.

February 8, 1944 - July 31, 2014

Hayes: Larry Wayne Fowler, Sr., 70, died peacefully in his sleep July 31, 2014. He is now with his Lord and Savior. Larry served his country in the United States Air Force for three years, stationed in Germany and Denver, Colorado. After his military service he went to work at Newport News Shipbuilding, working his way up to Quality Control a position he enjoyed. After 48 years of service he...
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Peggy F. Slavnik

February 3, 1931 - July 30, 2014

Peggy Fitzgerald Slavnik, 83, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at home with family at her bedside, after a short battle with cancer. Peggy was born in High Point, NC and moved with her family to Danville, VA as a child. She later moved to Hampton, VA where she met her husband of 66 years. Peggy enjoyed traveling with her husband in their motor-home where they spent time in their summer house...
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Jeanne Ann Oberg Granniss

May 14, 1932 - July 27, 2014

Gloucester Point: Jeanne Ann Oberg Granniss, 82, formerly of Newtown, CT, passed away on July 27, 2014 in Gloucester Point, VA. Jeanne is survived by her daughter, Doreen "Bunny" Ekdahl and husband, Matthew of Gloucester Point and son, Darren Granniss of Apex, NC. She was preceded in death by husband, Kendall Granniss; brother, Charles Strobel; and sister, Gerri Cornell. A memorial service will...
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William Thomas "Billy" Jordan, Jr.

February 3, 1931 - July 27, 2014

Hayes: William "Billy" Thomas Jordan, Jr. passed away July 27, 2014 at the age of 83. He lived a very adventurous life, owning several companies in Gloucester, VA. He owned W. T. Jordan Excavating, Gloucester Forge and Steel, and W. T. Jordan Aqua Farms. Billy was preceded in death by his two sons, Neal Jordan and Mark Jordan. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Julia O'Neil Jordan; three...
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Mervin Keith Hogge

April 8, 1920 - July 26, 2014

Mervin K. "Boots" Hogge, 94, died July 26, 2014 at his home with family at his side. Mervin was born in Gloucester County to the late Norman and Mary Hogge. Mervin served his country in the U S Navy during WWII. He was retired from the Transportation Department at Naval Weapon Station, Yorktown. Mervin was a lifelong member of Providence Baptist Church and the Men's Bible Class and a member of...
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Clair K. "Pete" Bressler

June 28, 1918 - July 23, 2014

Wicomico: Clair K. "Pete" Bressler, 96, died July 23, 2014 at Sanders Heron Cove Long Term Care. He served proudly in the U S Navy, receiving the Victory World War II medal and Asiatic Pacific medal. Pete was a very proud member of the Seabee's and was instrumental in the Seabee's forming a band while in Saipan where they performed for many functions. Pete retired from Western Electric as a...
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Percy Edward Smith

February 15, 1931 - July 21, 2014

Bena: Percy E. Smith, 83, died July 21, 2014 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. He served in the U S Marines and was a mechanic. Being from a family of work-boat builders he knew first hand about what it took to build boats and was also a master mechanic in outboard motors. He enjoyed hydro-plane racing, duck hunting and a "good cigar." He was a friend to everyone he met and loved his family,...
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Leon Corbin (Cobin)

September 15, 1951 - July 19, 2014

Leon Corbin (Cobin), 62, of Hayes, VA passed away July 19, 2014 at Riverside Convalescent Saluda. Leon was born in South Carolina, one of eight children to John H. and Emma Cobin (both preceded him in death). Leon was a graduate of Berkeley High School of Moncks Corner, SC. He was an employee of Shells Unlimited, Hayes, VA. Leon was a hard and conscientious worker and a loving brother and...
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Warren Wilson Bowers

April 4, 1921 - July 15, 2014

Warren W. Bowers, 93, entered into eternal rest on July 15, 2014 at his beloved Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Warren enjoyed a 41 year career with C & P Telephone Company (now Verizon), starting at the bottom, just out of high school and rising to District Manager of Government Communications in Washington, DC. His last assignment included White House...
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Stanley Heywood, Jr.

July 4, 1951 - July 14, 2014

Stanley Heywood, Jr., 63, died July 14, 2014 at his home. Stanley spent most of his life working on the water. He enjoyed being a waterman, even though the work was hard and he loved fishing. He enjoyed hunting and anything to do with the outdoors. Stanley loved his family and was a friend to all. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Heywood, Sr. and his sister, Linda H. Coates. He...
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Winford Ray Whitehurst

June 14, 1937 - July 11, 2014

Hayes: Winford Ray Whitehurst, a graduate of Granby High School, died at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital July 11, 2014. He was 77. Mr. Whitehurst retired from C. A. Barrs Construction. He was a humble man and felt privileged to have taught Marine Engine Maintenance for Rappahannock Community College. Fishing, the outdoors along with a good game of golf was secondary to the love shared for his...
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Rebecca Groves Clements

March 25, 1960 - July 10, 2014

Hayes: Rebecca Wren Groves Clements, 54, died July 10, 2014 at Riverside Regional Medical Center. She was born in Norfolk, grew up in Williamsburg, graduating from Bruton High School and attended Ferrum College. Rebecca was a member of Williamsburg Baptist Church. She had worked at Colonial Williamsburg and was a child care provider. Rebecca enjoyed the water, was a devoted lover of animals and...
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Scott T. Hogge

February 1, 1958 - July 5, 2014

Scott T. Hogge, 56, died July 5, 2014. Scott was a graduate of Gloucester High School, a member of Providence Baptist Church and the Achilles Masonic Lodge No. 281 AF & AM. Scott enjoyed being on the water, going to the beach and photography. He was preceded in death by his father, J. Graham Hogge. He is survived by his sons, S. Ryan Hogge and Taylor G. Hogge; mother, Cornelia W. Hogge; brother...
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Joyce Hudgins

June 21, 1930 - July 2, 2014

Joyce Hudgins, died July 2, 2014. Joyce is survived by her husband, George F. Hudgins of Gloucester Point; daughter, Paula Burcher and Jeff Tiller of Newport News; sister, Betty Bell of Cobbs Creek; nephew, Steve Bell and wife Laura and great nephew, Christopher and Nicholas Bell all of Orlando, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Captain and Mrs. Mahlon Hudgins. Joyce will be...
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Marsha Jean Hughes

December 6, 1951 - June 30, 2014

Marsha Jean Hughes passed into peace in the company of her partner, Kenneth Hall at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester, Virginia on Monday, June 30, 2014. She was 62 years old. She was born to Jack and Jean Murray on December 6, 1951 in Boston, MA. The oldest of five, she graduated from East Boston High School in 1969. She married in 1973, briefly lived at various locations around the...
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Geraldine "Gerri" Cornell

December 29, 1940 - June 30, 2014

Geraldine "Gerri" Cornell, 73, passed away peacefully with family by her side, June 30, 2014 at the Hospice House of Williamsburg. Gerri was a native of Connecticut and retired from a long career at Pitney Bowes. She was a member of Newtown United Methodist Church, Sandy Hook, Connecticut and was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star. Gerri was a loving mother to her family, enjoyed cooking and...
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Clarence Stephen Owens, Sr.

June 14, 1938 - June 18, 2014

Clarence Stephen Owens, Sr. (The Big "O"), died June 18, 2014 at the age of 76. Clarence was born and lived most of his life at Bena, and then resided at Cappahosic. He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Clarence worked for Gloucester Seafood Company and was a retired waterman. He was an avid foxhunter, and loved the outdoors, working in his garden and hanging out with friends at...
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Raymond Delbert Hogge

July 30, 1927 - June 13, 2014

Wicomico: Raymond Delbert Hogge passed away peacefully on June 13, 2014 at the age of 86. He was a retired building inspector for Gloucester County for many years. Delbert was instrumental in organizing and volunteered for a number of years with the Abingdon Rescue Squad. A devout Christian he was a lifelong member of Providence Baptist Church, serving as Deacon, member of the Men's Bible Class...
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Roberta Oretta Farin

February 25, 1928 - June 12, 2014

Gloucester: Roberta Oretta Williams Farina died peacefully June 12, 2014 at home. Bobbie was born February 25, 1928 in Inglewood, California to Virgil H. Williams and Helen Hickey Williams. She was raised and educated in Missouri and after marriage moved to the East Coast. After 20 odd years on Long Island she moved to Gloucester and has resided there for the past 30 plus years. Bobbie...
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Wilbur E. Templeman

November 16, 1924 - June 10, 2014

Hayes: Wilbur E. Templeman, 89, went to be with the Lord June 10, 2014. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church where he was a deacon. Wilbur served with honor during World War II in the US Navy. Wilbur was a barber at Bena for 63 years and all of his customers were his friends. He lived each day as a quiet witness for the Lord. His wife Florence Templeman preceded him in death in 2005. ...
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Joseph Kujawski, Sr.

May 28, 1951 - June 9, 2014

Gloucester Point: Joseph E. Kujawski, Sr., 63, died June 9, 2014 at Sentara CarePlex, Hampton. Joe was retired from the US Air Force and worked as a landscaper for Green Planters, Hayes. He was very patriotic and loved his country. He has left us, but will never be forgotten. He is survived by his wife, Frances Y. Caputo-Kujawski; children, Joseph E. Kujawski, Jr. and wife, Shannan, Lisa M....
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William Donald Ambrose

September 28, 1936 - June 8, 2014

Hayes: Reverend William Donald Ambrose, 77, sang his last earthly song and entered into his heavenly home June 8, 2014. Donald was a native of Gloucester, graduated from Gloucester High School in 1955, and RPI, now VCU, with a Bachelors of Music Education; then from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with a Bachelors and Masters in church music. Donald was Music Director at Gloucester High...
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Richard Smith Davey

May 16, 1921 - June 6, 2014

Gloucester: Richard Smith Davey, 93, died June 6, 2014 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. One of his proudest achievements included a thirty year career with NASA as an Engineer. He was a kind and compassionate man who cared very much for his family, loved challenges, big band music, dancing and Dixie Land. Mr. Davey would want everyone to "live for today" as he did. Although he is no longer...
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Brian F. Williams

July 6, 1955 - June 4, 2014

Brian F. Williams, 58, died June 4, 2014 at his home with family at his side. Brian was born in New York and served his country in the US Air Force before starting his own marine electronics and carpentry businesses that he operated for many years. He was presently a sales associate with Home Depot. As an avid boater Brian enjoyed time out on the water fishing or just spending time with his...
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Frances Clayton Hogge

March 10, 1934 - May 31, 2014

Gloucester: Frances Clayton Hogge, 80, passed away peacefully May 31, 2014 at her home. Frances was a 1951 graduate of Botetourt High School and graduated in 1954 from Stuart Circle Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of Bellamy United Methodist Church and a lifelong resident on Wilson Creek in Gloucester. Frances had a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse.She worked as a RN for...
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Robert L. "Bob" Groves

March 3, 1932 - May 31, 2014

Williamsburg: Robert Lawrence Groves, 82, died May 31, 2014 at Hospice House of Williamsburg. Bob graduated from RPI which is now VCU. He was an active member of Williamsburg Baptist Church, the Williamsburg Masonic Lodge No 6 AF & AM and the Abingdon Ruritan Club. Bob retired as a writer from the Naval Mine Engineering Facility, Naval Weapons in 1989. After his retirement Bob was a graphic...
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Stanley Charles Basta, Jr.

March 29, 1938 - May 30, 2014

Stanley Charles Basta, Jr., 76, died May 30, 2014 at Riverside Convalescent Center, Mathews. Stanley was a self employed contractor and a master craftsman in trim carpentry. He also contracted Industrial and commercial building and was a superintendent for Atlantic Homes, Newport News. Stanley was a member of Providence Baptist Church, the Gloucester Lions Club and Gloucester Moose Lodge and a...
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Lydia Sterling Hall

November 5, 1951 - May 30, 2014

Gloucester: Lydia Belle Sterling Hall, 62, died May 30, 2014 in Charlottesville, VA with her family and friends beside her. Lydia was a graduate of Gloucester High School and received her nursing degree from Riverside School of Nursing. She was a dedicated and faithful member of Severn Church, working tirelessly for her church in any capacity she was needed. Lydia worked as an RN at Riverside...
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Jo Anne Rudolph

November 22, 1945 - May 22, 2014

Jo Anne Rudolph, 68, died May 22, 2014 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. She was a quiet, self- sustaining person who had spirit and courage to endure whatever came her way. She was kind and good to her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Robert "Pete" Rudolph; son, Vernon Rudolph and wife Leigh Anne; daughter, Brandy Watkins and husband Donald; and grandchildren, Madison...
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Vincent Kirkpatrick

April 10, 1932 - May 22, 2014

Vincent Oscar Kirkpatrick, 82, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday May 22, 2014. "Kirk" was a long time, dedicated employee of Paul's Plaster and Acoustic. He is survived by his sister Doris Smith; his loving children, Pamela Werth, Vincent Keith Kirkpatrick and his wife Betty, Kimberly Kirkpatrick Brown, LeMay Woodland and her husband Phillip; grandchildren...
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Walden D. Carmine, Sr.

July 7, 1926 - May 22, 2014

Walden D. Carmine, Sr., a retired builder and developer died naturally, falling asleep and giving back his soul to the Creator on May 22, 2014. He was 87 years old. Walden was a builder, developer and founder of Carmine Builders. He was instrumental in the development of Powhatan Chimney, as well as, other land developments. He served on the Gloucester Planning Commission and Gloucester...
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Geoffrey M. Price

December 11, 1946 - May 21, 2014

Williamsburg: The Reverend Dr. Geoffrey Price, 67, died peacefully at home under Hospice care on May 21, after a brave battle with cancer for almost two years. On the third day, his soul was returned to God. Geoffrey Masefield Price was born on December 11, 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio to Howard Randall Price and Gertrude Jane Oliver. After surviving polio as a child, he graduated from South High...
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Raymond L. Blanchette

December 30, 1942 - May 21, 2014

Raymond Lionel Blanchette, 71, died May 21, 2014 at his home in Gloucester, VA. Raymond was a native of Caribou, ME and served his country in the US Navy (1962-1966). He worked as a mechanic at Grand Rental Station after moving to VA. Prior to that, he worked as a sheet metal mechanic at Loring AFB for 27 years until base closure in 1994. Raymond enjoyed woodworking and working with his hands....
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George William Hughes

September 27, 1933 - May 16, 2014

George Hughes suddenly departed this life on Friday, May 16, 2014 of a heart attack surrounded by his family. George was born September 27, 1933 to Wilfred and Thelma Hughes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. George worked for Excelsior Process and Engraving for 30 years as a supervisor in North Adams, MA. He moved to Bena, VA in 2001 to enjoy his retirement. George enjoyed fishing, traveling and...
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Noah Lee Huggett

December 17, 1998 - May 12, 2014

Noah Lee Huggett, loving son, brother, grandchild, nephew, cousin and friend to many, passed away on Monday May 12, 2014. He is survived by his mother Jenna Kreiger; father George Huggett, III; brother Isaac Ramsey; sister Haylee Kreiger; maternal grandparents Theresa and Gerald Bradshaw and Kenny Ramsey; paternal grandparents George and Sandra Huggett, Jr and Diane Hearl ; maternal great-grand...
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Elaine M. Ryan

February 9, 1925 - May 7, 2014

Hayes, VA: Elaine Mae Ryan, 89, died May 7, 2014 at the Gloucester House Assisted Living. Mrs. Ryan was a resident of St Petersburg, Florida for 60 years and had worked in St. Petersburg Hospital. She enjoyed golfing, bowling and was a very outgoing person. She never met a stranger. Her family is grateful for her life and she was an inspiration to them. Mrs. Ryan was preceded in death by her...
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Rebecca Elizabeth Knarr

September 17, 1934 - May 2, 2014

Newport News: Rebecca Elizabeth Knarr, 79, died May 2, 2014, at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Rebecca was of the Lutheran faith and was proud to be an Army wife as she followed her husband all over the world. She was very proud of her family, especially her grandkids, and loved being a jokester and was always playing practical jokes and often could be found watching TV or talking on the...
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Margie Virginia Hypes

October 28, 1930 - May 2, 2014

Bena: Margie Virginia Hypes, 83, died May 2, 2014. Margie lived her entire life in Bena graduating in 1947 from Achilles High School and was a lifelong member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Margie retired from Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown as an Electronic Equipment Specialist. A whiz with a sewing machine she could sew an outfit in one evening. When Margie wasn't sewing, she was...
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Catherine Kitty Martin

February 27, 1941 - April 30, 2014

Gloucester – Catherine "Kitty" Martin, 73, of Gloucester, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 surrounded by her children. She was a native of Richmond, VA and was a 1959 graduate of John Marshall High School. Kitty worked hard, loved freely and savored life to the fullest with passion having an endless love of her family and friends. Her talent and love of interior design, decorating, wedding...
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Leon R. Goolsby, Jr.

September 1, 1956 - April 29, 2014

Leon Ronald Goolsby, Jr., 57, died April 29, 2014. Leon was a System Analyst with USfalcon. He served in the US Navy and was awarded the First Good Conduct Award, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Navy Expeditionary Medal. He was a historian and kept an extensive library on history. Leon was an accomplished guitar player, loved to hunt and enjoyed taking walks...
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Charles C. Sterling

December 20, 1932 - April 26, 2014

Gloucester: Charles Curtis "Sid" Sterling, 81, departed this life on Saturday, April 26, 2014, surrounded by loving family, after a three year long battle with Leukemia. Known to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as Pappy, he made a friend of every stranger. He will be most remembered for his tender heart, his notoriously happy disposition and his unforgettable mustache. Sterling was...
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Bernard Bruce Green

July 31, 1950 - April 25, 2014

Hayes: Bernard Bruce Green, age 63, died at his home Friday, April 25, 2014. He retired from Fort Eustis Plumbing Department. Bruce, an avid hunter and fisherman, was a happy, kind person who loved the water and saw the sunrise many mornings. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle, a daughter, Hilda Jenkins and husband Michael; a son, Adam Green; 2 brothers, James Green and wife Rose, Kenneth...
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Bertha J. Doss

February 25, 1927 - April 16, 2014

Bertha J. Doss, 87, formerly of Gloucester died April 16, 2014 in Virginia Beach. Mrs. Doss was preceded in death by her husband Jay Doss in 2002. She enjoyed sewing and quilting. She was a member of ST. John Baptist in Virginia Beach. Mrs. Doss was dedicated to her family and they will miss her. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Rickman, Deborah Clishe, Barbara Smith and husband,...
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Anthony Tony Reis Hecke

October 31, 1971 - April 12, 2014

Saluda: Anthony "Tony" James Reis Hecke, 42, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at his home. Tony was born in California and grew up in the Buckroe Beach area of Hampton, Va. He was a drywall hanger with February Drywall Company for the last 20 years. Tony loved the beach, fishing, riding his Harley motorcycle and was a good friend to everyone. He is survived by his daughter, Krystal Hecke; grandson...
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Margarete M. Benger

March 1, 1929 - April 11, 2014

Gloucester: Margarete (Mausi) Benger, 85, passed away April 11. Mausi was a devoted a wife, mother, and Omi. She is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, Leslie; son, Peter and wife, Ruth; daughter, Vera and partner, Linda; granddaughter, Theresa; great grandchildren, Patrick and Brooke; sister, Frieda; brother, Franz; and cousin and friend, Juliska. Services will be private. The...
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Ann Elizabeth Williams

October 6, 1958 - April 1, 2014

Ann Elizabeth Williams, 55, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at her home in Gloucester, Virginia. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Howard Francis Xavier Dunlap and Barbara Mary Dunlap. Ann graduated from Matthews County High School and Thomas Nelson Community College with a degree in Computer Sciences. She worked in the Gloucester County Computer Department for 12 years...
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Eunice Brown Jenkins

February 18, 1914 - March 31, 2014

Bena: Eunice Brown Jenkins, 100, died peacefully at Walter Reed Convalescent Center on March 31, 2014. She was born in Coke, Virginia and lived her entire life in Gloucester graduating from Botetourt High School in 1933. She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and its oldest member. As a devout wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, you could find her most days working...
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Angela Lorraine West

February 20, 1976 - March 28, 2014

Hayes: On Friday, March 28, 2014 our angel, Angela Lorraine West, 38, departed this life to meet her heavenly Father. Angela has fought a long hard battle that is now over. No more sorrow, pain or tears, but rejoicing in heaven because a new angel has appeared. She loved music and poetry. Angela was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Vernon West, Sr.; brother, Alfred Vernon West, Jr.;...
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Joyce Thomas Croxton

June 2, 1946 - March 24, 2014

Topping: Joyce Thomas Croxton, 67, died March 24, 2014 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Joyce had served as president of the Rappahannock Civic Club and was an avid Bingo player. She loved to laugh and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She brought much warmth, kindness, hope and support to those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, John...
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Russ Douglas Robins

February 21, 1955 - March 22, 2014

Russ Douglas Robins, 59, a loving father, son, brother, and friend to many, passed away peacefully at his home in Gloucester, VA on March 22, 2014 after a battle with cancer. He enjoyed fishing, boating, wakeboarding, golfing, motorcycling, and playing his guitar. He was a service manager at Ken Houtz Chevrolet for 28 years. Russ is preceded in death by his mother Virginia Estelle Rilee Robins...
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Ellen Cray Leigh

October 7, 1946 - March 21, 2014

Ellen Cray Leigh, 67, left her earthly home and entered her Heavenly home on Friday, March 21, 2014 after losing her courageous battle with cancer. Ellen was an active member of Bethany United Methodist Church and retired as a postal clerk at Gloucester Point Post Office. Ellen was a member of the York River Kings Daughter. She was a caring friend and very devoted to her family. She will be...
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Edwin White "Pete" Dunston, Jr.

April 17, 1934 - March 20, 2014

Edwin White "Pete" Dunston, 79, died at his home March 20, 2014. Pete was retired from Cheatham Annex and a long time faithful and active member of Bethany United Methodist Church. Pete was a charter member of the Abingdon Rescue Squad. A former Captain with the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Department, Pete has been a dedicated volunteer fireman since he was a young man. He served with the Keep...
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Benjamin H. Harris, Sr.

January 25, 1920 - March 16, 2014

Wicomico: Benjamin H. Harris, Sr., 94, left his earthly home and departed to his last duty station his Eternal Heavenly home, on Sunday, March 16, 2014 surrounded by his adoring family. Ben was born in Gloucester, VA on January 25, 1920 to the late John (Jack) William Harris and Grace Elizabeth Hogge Booker Harris. He married the late Ruby Vernelle Marshall in March 1940 and was a member of...
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Nellie Lee Crosby

March 19, 1941 - March 9, 2014

Nellie Lee Crosby, 72, died March 9, 2014 with family at her side. Nellie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved flowers and working in her flower gardens. She will be missed and always remembered by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by father, John B. Jenkins; mother, Mary L....
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Rheva Gray Stilley Reed

May 21, 1926 - March 5, 2014

On March 5, 2014 our mother, age 87, passed on to a better and pain free world. Rheva Gray Stilley Reed was born May 21, 1926 in Crittenden, Virginia, to the late Floyd Edward Gray and Carrie May Johnson Gray. She graduated from Chuckatuck High School in 1943 and went on to Buxton Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1946 as a Registered Nurse. The same year she married the love of her life...
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Richard Gumaer, Jr.

March 25, 1966 - March 4, 2014

Richard "Rich" Gerald Gumaer, Jr. 47, died March 4, 2014. Rich was born in Port Jervis, New York and grew up both in New York and Virginia. Rich was an army veteran and had traveled extensively. He was a member of the Warwick Moose Lodge #1711. He was a talented wood craftsman. He loved sports and was an avid New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan. Most of all he loved his family and his...
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Marilyn Neff Loesch

November 1, 1930 - February 24, 2014

Marilyn Neff Loesch, age 83, of Gloucester Point, died at home in the company of her children on February 24, 2014. Mrs. Loesch was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Dr. Joseph Loesch, employed for over thirty years at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. She is survived by her two sons, Zachary and Matthew, her daughter, Jessica Scotten, and one granddaughter, Victoria Ledbetter...
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Turner Ashby Walthall, Sr.

February 23, 2014

Turner Ashby Walthall, Sr. 91 died February 23, 2014 at his home. He graduated from Achilles High School in 1940, then attended St. Christopher's in Richmond to pursue his passion for football and baseball. He transferred to William and Mary where he continued his football career until he was drafted into the Army Air Corps during W. W. II, in England. In 1945 George Halas invited him to join the...
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Jo Aline Howerton

May 4, 1942 - February 16, 2014

Jo Aline Howerton, 71, died peacefully February 16, 2014 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Jo was a school bus aide for Gloucester County Schools for a number of years. She enjoyed bowling, going to church and spreading the gospel. Jo loved her family, blessing them with her love and kindness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Howerton. She is survived by children, Carla Corson ...
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Benjamin Ben Seawell, Jr.

April 24, 1924 - February 15, 2014

Benjamin F. Seawell, Jr., 89, went to be with the Lord on February 15, 2014 at his home in Cobbs Creek. Ben retired from NASA Langley AFB after25 years of federal service in the fire department and he also owned Seawell's Home Improvement. He was instrumental in the formation of Langley Baptist Church in Hampton, Va. Ben worked tirelessly for his community and served on the Gloucester Board of...
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Thomas Randolph Williams

April 24, 1943 - February 11, 2014

Williamsburg: Thomas R. Williams, 70, of Williamsburg, Virginia, died peacefully February 11, 2014. A Virginia pharmacist for 47 years, Tom was known for his tireless work ethic and a genial devotion to his clients. "Treat people like you want to be treated," he said, "Treat them with dignity, no matter what." In 1990, Tom became the owner and president of Morgan's Drug Store in Gloucester...
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