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

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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John Michael West

August 23, 1978 - February 4, 2014

John Michael West, 35, died February 4, 2014 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. He was a graduate of Gloucester High School and Rappahannock Community College. John enjoyed working on automobiles and was a computer expert. He was compassionate, kind, giving, always had a smile for everyone and loved his family. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Hogge; father, Michael West; brother, Justin...
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Barbara Faye Lambert-Barr

October 4, 1959 - February 3, 2014

Barbara Faye Lambert-Barr, 54, a Registered Nurse, died February 3, 2014 unexpectedly. Barbara had been employed at a number of psychiatric facilities most recently at the Pavilion at Williamsburg. Barbara was an avid reader, enjoyed playing cards and was always ready to go to a yard sale. She lived a life of compassion and service to others and will be remembered by all who were touched by...
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Shirley S. Vaughan-Allen

November 30, 1942 - January 27, 2014

Shirley S. Vaughan-Allen, 71, died January 27, 2014 at her home. Shirley was retired from Bennett Paint Company and a member of Reedswood Christian Church. She enjoyed Bluegrass music, quilting, traveling and was a collector of chicken and frog figurines. Shirley loved spending time with her friends and family and she especially loved her little canine friend, Alley. She is survived by her...
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Shirley Kellum Greene

April 23, 1945 - January 15, 2014

Shirley Kellum Greene, 68, died January 15, 2014 with her family at her side. Shirley was a courageous, hard working person. She enjoyed working with her hands all her life. She enjoyed her work picking crabs for over fifty years, rarely missing a day. Shirley also enjoyed gardening, planting numerous gardens of beautiful flowers. She was an inspiration to her family and will be dearly missed....
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Otis James Insley, Jr.

June 14, 1939 - January 14, 2014

Otis James Insley, Jr., 74, passed away at his home after a brief illness on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. A Poquoson native, Otis had lived in Gloucester for over 20 years. He retired from the Newport News Shipyard, department 038, in 1998 after 42 years, and he enjoyed catching up at the breakfast club of Warwick Restaurant with his retired coworkers and friends. He had a lifelong passion for the...
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Don Richard Davey

December 4, 1949 - January 10, 2014

Gloucester: Don Richard Davey, 64, died Friday, January 10, 2014 at Riverside Regional Medical Center. He was a graduate of York High School and co-owner of Davey Brothers, Inc., a Class A construction company. As well as being business partners, Don and Robert were almost inseparable. Don dearly loved his family and friends and enjoyed playing music and golfing. He was preceded in death by his...
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Stephanie J. Reynolds

September 26, 1959 - January 1, 2014

Stephanie Joy Reynolds, 54, died at her home January 1, 2014. Stephanie was born in England, grew up in Australia, before settling in the United States with her husband. Before moving to Gloucester, VA with her family, Stephanie worked as a contract negotiator at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. She was an educator teaching Kindergarten at Abingdon Elementary School . She had a truly...
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William A. Jackson, Jr.

November 25, 1951 - January 1, 2014

William A. Jackson, Jr. of Gloucester, VA passed away January 1, 2014. He was a native of Roanoke, Virginia, attending Roanoke Catholic High School. He was a proud graduate of Norfolk State University Class of 1975. In January 2005 Mr. Jackson was selected to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) prestigious Senior Executive Service (SES); the federal government's top cadre of...
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Donald Bruce Kappes

September 13, 1928 - January 1, 2014

Hayes: Donald Bruce Kappes, 85, died January 1, 2014 with family at his side. Don was a native of Eastern Shore, had been a resident of Gloucester County for many years and retired from Verizon Phone Company in 1988 after 41 years. He was a dedicated member of Gloucester Point Baptist Church serving on numerous committees of the church. Don was a former member of the Abingdon Ruritan Club, a...
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Mary Slater Rowe Riley

June 20, 1929 - January 1, 2014

Hayes: Mary Slater Rowe Riley, 84, died peacefully January 1, 2014 with family at her side. She was a graduate of Achilles High School and a dedicated faithful member of Providence Baptist Church. Mary Slater was very family oriented and lovingly cared for all her family. She was a generous, kind and Christian lady who gave her love to everyone unconditionally, as was very evident in her...
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Kimberly Graham Stone

December 23, 1954 - December 21, 2013

Kimberly Graham Stone, 58, died Saturday, December 21, 2013 at her home. She was a retired Senior Executive from NASA after 40 years of service. Kimberly enjoyed sunsets, walking on the beach and was an avid bird watcher. She was a wonderful loving and kind wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, Les Stone; children, Mechelle Delz and husband,...
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David Kenneth Harris

March 19, 1955 - December 19, 2013

Hayes: David Kenneth Harris, 58, died December 19, 2013 at Riverside Regional Medical Center. David was a native of Michigan and worked in commercial construction. He enjoyed the sport of hunting and fishing and bird watching. David was very kind and generous and loved his family, especially his grandchildren wholeheartedly. He will be remembered for his great spirit of joy with which he lived...
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Marion Paul White

February 16, 1939 - December 10, 2013

Gloucester: Marion Paul Hudgins White, 74, died December 10, 2013 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Marion Paul was a native of New Point. For many years he was the manager of the Sears and Roebuck Men's Department of which he retired as well as retired from the Methodist ministry, having served several churches in the Rappahannock/York District. MP also enjoyed coaching baseball for American...
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Donna Pitts Sterling

March 22, 1950 - December 5, 2013

Dutton: Donna Pitts Sterling, 63, loving wife and mother was taken to Heaven on December 5, 2013 after a courageous two year battle with ovarian cancer. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. Donna was the most caring nurse and so compassionate for everyone. She retired from Williamsburg Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was always thinking of and doing for others. Her family came first always,...
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Margaret Lee Croswell Hogge

December 25, 1930 - December 3, 2013

Hayes: Margaret Lee Croswell Hogge, 82, died December 3, 2013 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Margaret was retired from Eastern State Hospital. She was a wonderful and good friend to everyone and treated her friends and neighbors like family. When someone in the neighborhood needed something they would call Margaret. She was also an excellent cook preparing many favorite foods for her family....
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Bernard Lee Gwyn

August 24, 1937 - November 28, 2013

Bernard Lee Gwyn, 76, peacefully passed away at his home on Nov. 28, 2013. He was born in Gloucester and was a resident of Newport News since he graduated from high school in the class of 1955. Bernard received his Associate Degree in Drafting and Design through the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School and was employed with the shipyard and with Gibbs and Cox for more than 50 years as a...
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Doris M. Gibson

October 2, 1941 - November 27, 2013

Doris M. Gibson, 72, died November 27, 2013 at her home. Doris worked for many years as a hair stylist and was a member of Union Baptist Church. She loved her family and was always willing to help them. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Gibson, Sr.; daughter, Theresa Dale Gibson; parents, Bonnie and Sallie Cox; and grandson, Richard Gibson, III. She is survived by two sons,...
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Dellan E. Rossman

February 21, 1938 - November 19, 2013

Gloucester: Dellan Errol Rossman, 75, died November 19, 2013 at his home. He was a native of Michigan and retired from Newport News Shipyard. Dellan enjoyed football having played for Purdue University and also had a great passion for golf. He is survived by his wife, Debra Rossman; children, Jennifer, Sherry, Keith, Steve and Della; grandchildren, Lakayla, Keyara, Debbie and Diane; brother,...
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Doris G. Plessinger

May 11, 1920 - November 12, 2013

Doris G. Plessinger, 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 12, 2013. Doris was born on May 11, 1920 in Washington, DC. (Georgetown) She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Elsie Garnand, Sr.; sisters, Helen Garnand and Margaret Layman (Ezra); brother, Roy Garnand, Jr.; and beloved son, Steve Plessinger. She is survived by three sons, Paul Plessinger (Linda), Howard...
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Freddie Lee Walker, Sr.

April 10, 1943 - November 2, 2013

Hayes: Freddie Lee Walker, Sr., died peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, Saturday November 2, 2013 at the age of 70. Freddie, a native of Gloucester, was employed by Food Lion. He had a great love for people, participating in Hunter for the Hungry as well as community pig pickings. His family best described him as a man that could do anything, and never met a stranger. He was...
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Thomas Sidney Phelps, Jr.

June 21, 1958 - October 29, 2013

Thomas Sidney Phelps, Jr., 55, died October 29, 2013. Sidney Jr. had followed in the footsteps of his family working as a seafood dealer. He loved to fish, work in his garden, and was a great talker. He enjoyed his family and spent much time talking and laughing with them. He was an animal lover with two special pets, his dog, Precious and his cat, Peaches. He was preceded in death by his...
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Zack H. Duncan III

February 2, 1932 - October 29, 2013

Pastor Zack H. Duncan III, age 81, went to be with his Lord and Saviour Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at his home in Sassafras after a long illness. Pastor Duncan has now joined his loving wife of fifty years, Mary Louise Duncan and other loved ones in his eternal paradise where Jesus has prepared a place for him. Zack "Lucky" Duncan was born and grew up in Reno, Nevada where he developed a love and...
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Hansford Earl Smith , Sr.

August 22, 1945 - October 28, 2013

Hansford Earl "Dook" Smith, Sr., 68, died October 28, 2013 at The Gardens at Warwick Forest. Dook , a lifelong native of Gloucester County was a hard working man who was very talented with his hands. He was associated with Riggins Motor Company in Poquoson for 20 years, and was on the staff of Hogg Funeral Home for more than 20 years. He enjoyed working in his yard and garden that he so...
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Louis Matthew Cappiello

August 6, 1937 - October 27, 2013

Gloucester, VA: Louis Matthew Cappiello, 76, passed away at Walter Reed Convalescent Center, Gloucester, VA on October 27, 2013. He was a native of New York born August 6, 1937 a son of Matthew and Dora D. Cappiello. Louis was a parishioner of St. Therese Catholic Church, Gloucester. He was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 707 for 37 years. He will be...
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Mabel N. Buchanan

October 27, 2013

Mabel N. Buchanan, 85, died October 27, 2013 at her home surrounded by family. Mabel enjoyed many hobbies including crafting, gardening, canning and baking, and was a talented quilter. She was always a room mother at her children's school and was very family oriented. She was very involved in what her children were doing and very proud of their accomplishments. Mabel gave, loved, and lived with...
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Morris Edward Owens, Jr.

October 23, 2013

Morris Edward Owens, Jr., 65, died October 23, 2013 at Mary Immaculate Hospital. Morris was a life long native of Gloucester County and a commercial waterman following a family tradition of the Owens family. He was hard working and strong, but not afraid to stretch the rules to have a good time. He enjoyed deer hunting and being with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Barbara Mae Colwell

May 17, 1935 - October 23, 2013

Hayes: Barbara Mae Colwell, 78, died at her residence in Hayes, Virginia on October 23, 2013. Her professional career included service as a nurse in the United States Air Force, where she achieved the rank of captain, and various private nursing capacities in the greater Norfolk area. She is survived by her children, Paul E. Colwell of Hayes and Dr. Robert F. Colwell, Jr. of Omaha, Nebraska and...
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Morris Edward Owens, Jr.

February 5, 1948 - October 23, 2013

Morris Edward Owens, Jr., 65, died October 23, 2013 at Mary Immaculate Hospital. Morris was a life long native of Gloucester County and a commercial waterman following a family tradition of the Owens family. He was hard working and strong, but not afraid to stretch the rules to have a good time. He enjoyed deer hunting and being with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Ronald Ronny Baker

December 3, 1938 - October 18, 2013

Ronald "Ronny" Lee Baker, 74, passed away at Riverside Regional Medical Center on October 18, 2013. He was surrounded in love by his family and friends. Ronny was a welder at Newport News Shipbuilding for 38 years, and a member of New Hope Pentecostal Church. He was extremely dedicated to his family and friends. He had a huge heart and never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by mother,...
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Theresa Hayes Tarr

September 16, 1956 - October 17, 2013

Theresa Hayes Tarr, 57, died at her home October 17, 2013. Theresa was associated with New Horizon's as an accountant and receptionist. Theresa was first and foremost a family person. There was nothing she enjoyed more than spending time with her children and granddaughter. She loved to hear what they were doing and celebrating their accomplishments. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Tarr;...
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Frances Virginia West

July 26, 1930 - October 17, 2013

Frances Virginia West, 83, died October 17, 2013 at her home. Frances enjoyed gardening, visiting with family and friends, taking care of her family, especially her beloved grandson and her special cat, Danika. She was preceded in death by her parents, Berry and Lillian Owens; husband, Herman Alton West; son, Herman Alton West, Jr.; and sister, Clara Hartman. She is survived by daughter, Debra...
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Burton D. Cardwell

September 27, 1935 - October 17, 2013

Dr. Burton D. Cardwell, 78, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away, surrounded by his family, on October 17, 2013. During his career, Dr. Cardwell held various positions with the State of Michigan Department of Agriculture including coordinator of the department's Toxic Substances and Emergency programs. He retired as Chief Deputy Director of Agriculture in 1995. Born in Chicago, IL...
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James Charles Wezensky

April 3, 1964 - October 10, 2013

James Charles "Chuck" Wezensky, 49, died October 10, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Chuck was a Supervisor with more than 30 years at Newport News Shipbuilding. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Chuck enjoyed many hobbies including hunting, fishing and playing golf, and he loved being outdoors. He was an avid fan of the Alabama College Football Team. Chuck will be...
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James Stedman Kitchell

February 22, 1941 - October 9, 2013

James Stedman Kitchell, 72, of Wicomico, died suddenly at his home Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Jim was the only child of George and Helen Renouf Kitchell. Born in Long Island, New York, he grew up in New Hampton, New Hampshire. Jim served in the U S Air Force and then the U S Navy from which he retired as Senior Chief. He served during the Vietnam War. He then began a career traveling the...
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William F. Loughran, Jr.

August 2, 1948 - October 3, 2013

William Francis Loughran, Jr., 65, died October 3, 2013 at his home. Billy was a native of New York,retired from New York City Transit, worked as a counselor and lastly was a driver for Bay Transit. He enjoyed traveling, all kinds of cars and meeting people. He loved life, had a heart of gold and would give anyone a helping hand. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby; mother, Rosemary...
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Frances Albert Gwyn

September 10, 1923 - September 29, 2013

Frances Albert Gwyn, 90, passed away September 29, 2013 at the Gloucester House. Frances was born in Pennsylvania and served during WWII for 2 years in the U S Coast Guard. She and her late husband, Patrick Gwyn owned and operated Gwyn's Lunch and Restaurant in Gloucester for 40 years. Frances had a great love for hunting, fishing and her dogs. She was a member of Travelers Rest Hunt Club, King...
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David Carroll Brown

April 26, 1953 - September 27, 2013

Gloucester: David Carroll Brown, 60, passed from this world 27 September 2013 at Riverside Regional Medical Center surrounded by loving family and friends. David has been a member of Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church since childhood. He held numerous positions in the construction industry over his lifetime and was employed by Hall Construction prior to his illness and passing. His time and...
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Montague Monty Haskell

July 25, 1949 - September 20, 2013

Montague Williams Haskell "Monty" of Gloucester passed away at his home September 20, 2013. He is survived by his wife Beth Haskell, his two sons Matthew Haskell and Warren Haskell, his sister Cindy Kispert and her husband Jay Kispert; their children Katie and Andrew and his father Budd. A graduate of Gloucester High School in 1967, Monty attended the University of Virginia's McIntire School of...
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Elmer Delbert Plessinger

February 18, 1922 - September 18, 2013

Elmer Delbert Plessinger, 91, passed away September 18, 2013 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital after a long illness. Delbert was retired from Newport News City Water Plant. Delbert enjoyed being outside, farm life, animals and had a great love for horses, especially his Shetland Pony, Piper. He will be missed by his entire family, but now he has been reunited with loved ones and all his animal...
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Elizabeth Nicole Evans

August 31, 1997 - September 18, 2013

Elizabeth Nicole Evans, 16, passed away September 18, 2013 unexpectedly. To her family she was affectionately known as "Nikki Gator." She attended Gloucester High School and was a member of Peninsula Pentecostal Church. Along with her achievements in school, she was a fun-loving young lady who enjoyed spending time with her many friends. She was a free spirit, and a rescuer of friends. She...
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Milton Lowell Thomas

October 2, 1943 - September 12, 2013

Hayes: Milton Lowell Thomas, 69, died September 12, 2013 at Mary Immaculate Hospital. Lowell was a graduate of Gloucester High School, the Newport News Apprentice School and retired from Northrop Grumman. He was a lifelong member of Union Baptist Church, a member of Achilles Masonic Lodge # 281, A. F. and A. M., Scottish Rite of Newport News, Pocahontas 103 Order of Eastern Star, Williamsburg...
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