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

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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Dorothy Owens West

January 19, 1928 - September 11, 2013

Dorothy Owens West, 85, died September 11, 2013 at home surrounded by family. Dorothy was a lifelong resident of Gloucester County and a long time member of Gloucester Point Baptist Church. Dorothy's greatest contribution to life was her love for her children and grandchildren. Whatever she herself could not do for them she found someone who could. Dorothy's four children never knew a day that...
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Thomas "Man" Clarence Haywoood

January 14, 1945 - September 10, 2013

Hayes: Thomas Clarence "Man" Haywood, 68, died September 10, 2013 at his home. Mann was a Gloucester native and retired from civil service. He was a master brick mason, general contractor and owner of Top Cat Masonry. He learned the brick trade at a very early age, carrying on a tradition that started with his grandfather. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Haywood, Sr.; mother,...
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Irene Daniel Stroop

February 7, 1926 - September 8, 2013

Gloucester: Irene Daniel Stroop, 87, died September 8, 2013 at her home. A mother and homemaker she had also worked outside the home at Dutton Grocery. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She loved meeting and talking with people, was an avid reader and a hard working lady. She will be remembered for her love and kindness by everyone. She is...
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Carl J. Iannacone

January 3, 1952 - September 2, 2013

Hayes, VA: Carl J. Iannacone, 61, died September 2, 2013 at his home. Carl was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 3, 1952 to Carmine and Rose Iannacone. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Masters in Public Administration. He had worked at University Hospital of Arkansas and as Property Manager with Jefferson Labs in Newport News, VA. Carl loved bowling...
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Beulah Adell Brown

July 3, 1933 - September 1, 2013

Hayes: Beulah Adell Brown, 80, died September 1, 2013 at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Adell was a member of Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church since 1943 where she enjoyed many years of worship. Her faith and trust in God was unquestionable. She began working at Fort Eustis and retired from Naval Weapons. She also worked for Gloucester County School System as a bus driver. Even though...
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John Jack Brittle, Jr.

August 20, 1928 - September 1, 2013

Hayes: John H. "Jack" Brittle, Jr., 85, died September 1, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his family. Jack retired as a Senior Engineer and Consultant for Exxon Mobil after 43 years of service and then owned his own consulting business for an additional ten years. He was a charter member of Varina Masonic Lodge No. 272 for 53 years. Jack will be remembered for his love of family, friends, and...
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Linda Mitchell Jabs

January 27, 1951 - August 26, 2013

Gloucester: Linda M. Jabs, 62, died August 26, 2013 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. She was born January 27, 1951 in South Dakota, attending elementary school in Ahoskie, North Carolina, and graduated from Cross Keys High School in Atlanta, Georgia. Linda was a Master Gardener and took great pride in her garden at her home on the York River. She was also a volunteer with the Red Cross and...
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Jennifer Marie Adams

April 17, 1974 - August 23, 2013

Gloucester Point: Jennifer Marie Adams, 39, died unexpectedly August 23, 2013. Her memory will never escape us and Jennifer will live deep in the hearts of her family forever. She was preceded in death by her father, Ervin R. Adams, Sr. and a daughter, Lindsay Adams. She is survived by, sons, Dustin Adams and Jeremiah Winn; daughter, Heather Brown; mother, Mary H. Lewis; paternal grandmother,...
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Julia Lee Tyler

April 9, 1948 - August 23, 2013

Mathews: Julia Lee Tyler, age 65 died August 23, 2013 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. Julia was the owner of Cattails Fine Gifts and many other florists. She was an innovative people person with a go-getter attitude and never met a stranger. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Allen Thacker; father, Herbert Hansford; mother, Edna H....
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Edith Teresa Canuel

January 24, 1963 - August 20, 2013

Edith Teresa Canuel, 50, died August 20, 2013 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born January 24, 1963 one of five children growing up in Gloucester and graduating from Gloucester High School. Edith was one who greatly enjoyed life, liked to laugh and was very kind hearted. She loved to play bingo and cook. She will be greatly missed. May her memory be a blessing for...
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Ellin Kirby Purcell

October 27, 1923 - August 10, 2013

Ellin Kirby Purcell, formerly of Gloucester, VA, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013. Ellin was a long time member of Lebanon Church of Christ, and was retired from Roses Stores in Williamsburg, VA following 40 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Woodrow Purcell; and eleven brothers and sisters. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Esther...
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Lorraine Thomas Brown

August 1, 1923 - August 7, 2013

Lorraine Thomas Brown, 90, died August 7, 2013 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Mrs. Brown was a lifelong member of Union Baptist Church. She was the widow of William Joel "Bubba" Brown. What a wonderful cook she was and family and friends said her fried chicken was the very best. She loved her family above all and will be missed greatly. She is survived by her daughters, Clarice J. Brown...
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Jason Gardner Thompson

April 9, 1975 - August 5, 2013

Jason Gardner Thompson was born at Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, Virginia April 9, 1975. His spirit was called to sit at the feet of Jesus on Monday, August 5, 2013. Jason received his education from Mary Adkins Christian Academy in Hampton, VA; Abingdon Elementary, Page Middle School and Gloucester High School in Gloucester, VA; and his diploma from Mathews High School, Mathews, VA; Jason...
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Linwood Earl Harris, Sr.

May 10, 1932 - July 31, 2013

Linwood Earl Harris, Sr., 81, passed away July 31, 2013 with his family and friends by his side at Riverside Regional Medical Center. He attended Achilles Friends Church for 15 years. Linwood served his country in the U S Army from 1953 to 1955 and he retired from Newport News Shipyard. Linwood is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Ruth Harris; three children, Deborah Foster,...
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Sandra Dale Wright

October 11, 1952 - July 31, 2013

Sandra Dale Wright, 60, died July 31, 2013 surrounded by her family and friends. Sandy was raised and attended school in Hampton, VA and has been a lifelong resident of the Hampton Roads area. She is known as Sandy to her friends, Mom to Sherry and Jennifer and "Nay Nay" to her granddaughter, Madison. Sandy was a DIE HARD Redskins fan and had an enthusiasm for all sports. This lady has always...
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William Bill Lamkin, Sr.

June 11, 1930 - July 30, 2013

William Hunter "Bill" Lamkin, Sr., first King & Queen County Administrator passed away on July 30, 2013, at his home in Bena, after a long courageous battle with lung disease. He was born on June 11, 1930, in Newport News, VA. He was a Christian and served the Lord by teaching Sunday School and singing in the choir. He held membership in several churches as he made geographic moves-but his most...
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Margie Hogge Davis

March 20, 1926 - July 30, 2013

Hayes: Margie Hogge Davis, 87, on July 30, 2013 went home to be with the Lord. She was the widow of James C. Davis. Margie was a kind and generous person who always left the door to her heart and home open to everyone. Her cooking was enjoyed by both family and friends. She loved flowers, especially in bold colors. She is survived by: 2 daughters, Rose M. Brown and husband Thomas, Ella...
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Joyce Smith Dezern

October 11, 1953 - July 24, 2013

Joyce Smith Dezern, age 59, passed away unexpectedly in her home July 24, 2013. She was born October 11, 1953 to John and Alma Smith. Joyce was brought up in the Methodist faith, attending the church next door to her home. In early 1980, she recommitted her life to the Lord being baptized in the Baptist church. She and her husband faithfully served the Lord, working with the youth in their church...
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Julia Blair Garrett Moore

April 7, 1983 - July 24, 2013

Julia Blair Garrett Moore born April 7, 1983 entered into the Lord's presence on July 24, 2013. Julia was a 2001 graduate of Gloucester High School and received an Associate Degree from Thomas Nelson Community College. Julia was a member of Union Baptist Church where she was an active youth leader. She was an avid horse rider, in competition and vaulting. Julia was a beautiful young woman full...
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Thomas M. Kerns

January 7, 1962 - July 19, 2013

Thomas M. Kerns was born January 7, 1962, and passed away July 19, 2013 at the age of 51. Thomas was taken from his family much too soon, and now is with loved ones who have gone on before. He was a self employed contractor owning Kenwood Builders. He had a passion for the beach, being on the water and water skiing. Thomas was a Master Craftsman that was so evident in his work and he had a great...
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Loreen D. Tyree

October 18, 1930 - July 19, 2013

Gloucester, VA: Loreen D. Tyree went peacefully and joyfully to the arms of her Savior and loved ones who went before, early on the afternoon of July 19, 2013. She was 82 years old. She was born October 18,1930 to the late Hardy and Lena Duncan in Whiteville, North Carolina. She grew up a farmer's daughter on a tobacco farm, married a handsome Navy man named Wilton Tyree in 1947, moved to...
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Ronald Yates Early

April 9, 1948 - July 17, 2013

Ronald Yates Early, 65, died July 17, 2013 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Ronald was self employed as a communication sales consultant. He was a master craftsman having built his own home. He enjoyed going to the beach on family vacations, loved being on the water and outdoors. Ronald had a great sense of humor, always having a joke to share with friends. He was generous and a great friend...
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William Thomas Riley

September 21, 1930 - July 16, 2013

William Thomas "Tom" Riley, 82, went to be with his Lord on July 16, 2013. Tom was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Riley, his son Bill Riley and daughter-in-law Valerie; granddaughters, Andrea Lewis and husband, Steve; and Megan Neisler and husband, Brian, and brother Gordon Page and wife Ginger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur...
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JoAnne Oliver Lewis

October 7, 1934 - July 16, 2013

JoAnne Oliver Lewis, 78, died July 16, 2013 at Morningside of Newport News. JoAnne was an active member of Bethany United Methodist Church, singing in the church choir, serving on the administrative board and numerous other committees. She retired from York County as a Program Manager of Project Insight and House Arrest for the Juvenile Services Division. She loved music and enjoyed reading. She...
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Walter James West, Jr.

December 17, 1935 - July 14, 2013

Walter James West, Jr. "Buck", 77, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 14, 2013. He was born December 17, 1935 in Hayes, Virginia where he was a lifelong resident of Tidemill Road.He was retired from Suitt Company as foreman. Buck had a great love for gardening. He enjoyed playing music and corn hole and going to yard sales. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be...
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Edward E. Roberts

June 5, 1924 - July 8, 2013

On 8 July 2013, Edward E. Roberts, Master Sergeant, US Air Force (Retired) "slipped the surly bonds of Earth, put out his hand, and touched the face of God." His wife of 67 years, Olive, was at his side in their home in Bena, VA. A proud member of the "Greatest Generation," Ed served his country during three war periods: WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He was extremely proud of his record as an...
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Richard L. Keep

August 14, 1935 - June 30, 2013

Richard L. Keep, born August 14, 1935 died Sunday morning June 30, 2013 at home with his family by his side. He was born in St. Paul, MN and resided in Gloucester, VA. Richard retired from the United States Navy after 20 years and was a Vietnam veteran. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Keep of 52 years; 6 children and their spouses, Mary and Chris Roketenetz, Elaine Smith and Steve Goldfarb, ...
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Jerry L. Guthrie

June 8, 1940 - June 29, 2013

LTC (Ret. USA) Jerry L. Guthrie, born on June 8, 1940, to Jeremiah and Frances Butler Guthrie in Little Rock, AR passed away on June 29, 2013, after a long battle with dementia. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and friend to all. He was part of history as a rising senior on September 4, 1957, the first day of school at Little Rock Central High School when the Arkansas governor...
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Cecil Almond Clinton Crump

September 30, 1936 - June 28, 2013

Cecil Almond Clinton Crump, 76, died at his home on June 28, 2013. Cecil was a member and deacon at Union Baptist Church. He retired from Dow Badische Company as Supervisor after 30 plus years. Cecil was associated with Poland's Supermarket and Farm Fresh and retired from Winn-Dixie as a butcher. He had a passion for nature and loved to be outdoors whenever possible, mowing grass, fishing or...
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Debra Anne Lohr Bailey

July 17, 1953 - June 25, 2013

Gloucester: Debra Anne Lohr Bailey, 59, died June 25, 2013 after a six month courageous battle with cancer. Debra was associated with American General Finance as Branch Manager for over 32 years, retiring in 2009. She was a hard worker and enjoyed her job. Debra cared a lot for nature and loved catching fish and crabbing. She was well loved by her friends, colleagues and family and her memory...
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Annette Clara Abner

June 6, 1925 - May 31, 2013

Hayes: Annette C. "Ann" Abner, 87, died May 31, 2013 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Mrs. Abner was a native of Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan L. Abner and son, James O'Toole. She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn S. Keller and son, Charles O'Toole; a sister and brother, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A service of Christian Liturgy, officiated by...
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Selma Bessie Castagna

June 6, 1919 - May 30, 2013

Selma Bessie Castagna, affectionately known as 'Momma C ', passed away on May 30, 2013 in Gloucester, VA where she resided in the Gloucester Assisted Living Facility, the 'The Gloucester House' for the past 3 years. She was born in Barbourville, KY on June 6, 1919, one of 13 children. Her parents were Enoch and Bessie Long Smith. Selma had 12 siblings who pre-deceased her. She was married to...
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Herbert I. L. Feild

June 23, 1928 - May 25, 2013

Judge Herbert Iverson Lewis Feild, son of the late Richard Bernard Feild and Marion Lewis Feild died May 25, 2013. Judge Feild was born June 23, 1928, a native of Gloucester County and resided there until moving to Mathews County in 1993. Judge Feild attended public schools in Gloucester County, Randolph-Macon College, and received a degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond Law...
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James Lawson Hall

November 27, 1925 - May 22, 2013

James Lawson Hall, 87, died May 22, 2013 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. James served in the U S Army, was a member of Union Baptist Church and retired in 1982 from the Ordnance Department Naval Weapon Station as a Supervisor. He was a lover of nature and enjoyed hunting, boating and being on the water. James was a master gardener planting a big garden with lots of vegetable to share with...
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Margaret Blake Davis

September 2, 1928 - May 18, 2013

Margaret Blake Davis, 84, passed peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Margaret was a lifelong resident of Bena and loved being by the water at her home on Sarahs Creek. She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, the VFW, Redwing Council Degree of Pocahontas and was an avid supporter of Relay for Life. Margaret enjoyed working, which included many years with several general...
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Christopher C. Conway III

December 14, 1928 - May 15, 2013

Wicomico: Christopher C. Conway, III, died May 15, 2013 at Walter Reed Convalescent Center. "Junior" was a longtime waterman and seafood dealer, owning and operating C. C. Conway Seafoods. He enjoyed sport fishing and tinkering with motors. He was preceded in death by parents, Christopher and Florida Mae Conway; brother, Raymond Conway; children, Richard Conway, Virginia Mae Fields and Robert...
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Michael Wayne Wright

April 25, 1959 - May 10, 2013

Gloucester: Michael Wayne Wright, age 54, died May 10, 2013 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital following a heart attack. Michael was born in Dumas, Arkansas and spent his early years moving around the world with his parents who were in the military. After residing in Tennessee, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas and Hawaii, he graduated high school, class of 1977 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Following...
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Paul L. Applin, Jr. (USA Ret.)

September 14, 1927 - May 3, 2013

Col. Paul Livingston Applin, Jr. U.S. Army, Retired, died peacefully at home Friday, May 3, 2013. He was 85. He was born in Ft. Worth Texas and son of the late Paul L. Applin and Esther Richards Applin. Col. Applin's service career spanned over three wars, including the Korean War, Vietnam War and the Nicaraguan Conflict. In his retirement he enjoyed a career of oyster farming and was known...
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Harry Kemp Eagle

September 13, 1937 - April 26, 2013

Saluda – Harry Kemp Eagle, 75, employed by Phillips Energy, died Friday, April 26, 2013 at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Harry was very proud of his Native American Cherokee heritage; his Cherokee blood strengthened his character to stand strongly in what he believed in and that was, family first, cookouts second and a good bowling game wouldn't hurt anyone. In addition, he took great...
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Charles J. Kerns, Sr.

September 2, 1927 - April 24, 2013

Charles Joshua Kerns, Sr., age 85, a lifelong resident of Gloucester, Virginia, departed this life on April 24 after eight years of residency at Sanders Nursing Home following a major stroke in 2004. He is survived by Muriel Shackelford, his companion of many years; six children, Charles J. Kerns, Jr. and his wife Gail, Debbie Kerns-Anderson, M. Vernon Kerns, III, Norma Jean Kerns Edwards and...
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Donald Don Becker

October 14, 1948 - April 13, 2013

Donald "Don" Louis Becker, 64, died peacefully on April 13, 2013 at his home. He was born in a small seaside town in New Jersey where his love of the water began. He was a shipmate and a charter boat captain, loved being on the water having been the owner of 36 boats. Don was an outdoor person with interests in fishing and hunting, sometimes just setting and watching the deer and other animals...
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