Our Obituaries

Samuel Whiting O'Brien

December 5, 1921 - November 26, 2014


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Harry A. Gambrell

May 2, 1927 - November 25, 2014

Harry A. Gambrell, better known as "Mr. Harry" went to be with our Lord at the age of 87. He passed away peacefully on November 25, 2014 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Loyall, Kentucky on May 2, 1927 and previously deceased by William and Nora Gambrel. He was a star basketball player in High School. Instead of pursuing a basketball career, he chose to serve his Country...
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Walter Joseph Klubowicz

April 3, 1921 - November 24, 2014

Walter J. Klubowicz, of Williamsburg, passed away on November 24, 2014 at the age of 93. He was born in New Bedford, MA and has been a Williamsburg resident for 60 years. Walter received a Master's degree in Textile Engineering from NC State in 1955 and was a member of Phi Psi fraternity. He began working for New Bedford Textile in 1952; later retiring as a Textile engineer from BASF Corporation...
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Thomas Ned Hedrick

July 22, 1944 - November 24, 2014

Thomas Ned Hedrick, age 70, died peacefully on November 24, 2014. Mr. Hedrick was born July 22, 1944 in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was the son of Thomas Howard Hedrick and Edith Mason Hedrick who preceded him in death.Mr. Hedrick is survived by his sister, Pauline H. Seger (Don) of Williamsburg, Virginia; his niece, Theresa R. Vasiliadis (Ted), Cherry Hill, New Jersey; his nephew, Thomas J....
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Charles E. Nimmo, Jr.

December 8, 1924 - November 22, 2014

Charles E. Nimmo Jr., 89, died on November 22, 2014 in Williamsburg, VA. He was born in Norfolk, VA and moved to Williamsburg in 1948 with his wife. After graduation from high school he served in the Army during WWII from 1943 to 1946. He was assigned to an anti-aircraft artillery battalion and spent a year in the South Pacific.Following his discharge he obtained a B.S. degree in psychology...
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Bobby Jo Rowe

January 9, 1931 - November 21, 2014

Bobby Jo Rowe, age 83, of Williamsburg VA, passed away on November 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Isaac Hawk; her mother, Ethel Leona Hawk; and her sister, Latane H. Custis.Bobby Jo is survived by her son, William J. Rowe, III (Ann Marie); her daughter, Robin D. McGarry (Mark T.); her son, Robert L. Rowe (Sherry Kelly-Ivey); her grandchildren, Cristi L. Aguirre, ...
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Jack Earl Smith

June 28, 1929 - November 20, 2014

Jacklin E. Smith, a longtime resident of Williamsburg, passed away on November 20, 2014 after a brief illness. He was raised in "the homeplace", the home built by his Father and his Uncle John, in Rocky Mount, N.C. His proud parents were Hiram Gentry and Minnie Mae Smith (Ward). Jack was preceded in death by his witty and devoted wife, Gerry. He is survived by two loving daughters,...
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Caroline Broadwater Mayes

February 2, 1947 - November 20, 2014

Caroline Broadwater Mayes passed away peacefully on November 20, 2014, after a long illness. Caroline was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky, on February 8, 1947, to William Clinton and Dorothy Goodloe Broadwater. She graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky in 1969. That same year, she married John Lee Mayes; they divorced in 1973. Caroline always knew she wanted a career helping other...
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Arlene Rose Jaspers Geldreich

March 3, 1939 - November 19, 2014

Arlene Rose Jaspers Geldreich, age 75, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on November 19, 2014.She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard M. Geldreich, Sr; and her parents, Rosella and George Jaspers.Arlene was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church. She majored in Business Administration and received a B.S. from Fairleigh Dickerson University, where she served as Valedictorian and a member of...
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Diane Dawn Smith

April 19, 1960 - November 17, 2014


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Marty D. Dickerson

May 6, 1949 - November 16, 2014

Martin (Marty) David Dickerson passed away on November 16, 2014 at the age of 65. Marty was born on May 6, 1949 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the son to the late Dr. Cecil Dickerson and Helen (nee Plunkett). For 32 years, Marty was a devoted and popular educator and highly successful coach in Montgomery County, MD. He retired from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD, where he enjoyed the...
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Antoinette G. Brusca

May 8, 1924 - November 15, 2014


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Hazel Marie Stevens

November 9, 2014 - November 14, 2014

Hazel Marie Stevens, born November 9, 2014, was taken home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 14, 2014. She was preceded in death by her Grandfather Massie Conwell Stevens and Uncle David B. Stevens.Even though she was with us for a short period of time her parents, John R. and Bobbi Jo C. Stevens, loved her dearly. We know that we will enjoy that sweet reunion one day. She...
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Donald Irwin Woolfolk

November 25, 1935 - November 13, 2014


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Jessie Mae Powell Adams

April 23, 1922 - November 11, 2014


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Kenneth Jerome Hill

October 8, 1938 - November 11, 2014

Kenneth J. Hill, age 76, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on November 11, 2014.He was preceded in death by his father, Ted S. Hill, mother, Mary Anderson Hill, and sister, Dorothy Hill Dodson. Kenneth served in the U.S. Army and was a Richmond Police Officer. He also worked for Cheatham Annex and after retirement, he worked at the Chickahominy Bridge as a supervisor. Kenneth was a member of the...
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Mary Tylee Wright

January 10, 1909 - November 10, 2014

Mary Tylee Wright, age 105, of Williamsburg, VA, died November 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, J. Handly Wright. Mary was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1909 and married Handly in 1929. During their marriage, they lived at times in New York, Alabama, Missouri, Illinois and finally Virginia where they retired first to King and Queen County and then to...
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Jack K. Melnik

August 22, 1929 - November 10, 2014

Jack K. Melnik departed this life on Nov. 10, 2014 to join his beloved wife, Bok Soon Melnik affectionately known as Jeannie, in God's great Heavenly Kingdom. Jack was born in Zablotow, Poland on August 22, 1929, where he endured the horrors of World War II first from the Soviets and then from the Nazis. Jack saw his parents killed by Nazi bombs and watched his younger brother die in the slave...
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John E. Shackelford

June 21, 1942 - November 9, 2014

John Edgar Shackelford, age 72, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on November 9, 2014. He retired from the National Park Service.John is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Burroughs Shackelford; his sons, Robert Shackelford and Jason Shackelford; his daughters, Melinda Elam (Nick), Rebecca Hart (Richie) and Joy Snyder (Aaron); fourteen grandchildren; five great...
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Mariann Aiello Zensen

March 15, 1941 - November 9, 2014

Mariann Zensen, age 73, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on November 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Amadeo Aiello; her mother, Adelina Sbuttoni Aiello; and her infant daughter, Allison Zensen.Following her graduation from Salem State College, Mariann worked for the California School District and the U.S. Department of Defense as a school teacher. She enjoyed volunteering and...
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Robert Anthony Benedict

April 5, 1926 - November 8, 2014


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Tyler Anthony Cole

November 18, 1987 - November 7, 2014

Tyler Anthony Cole, 26, passed away unexpectedly and went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 7. He will be truly missed by his family and many friends.He is survived by his mother, Kim King; sister, Danielle King and brother, Mack Spratley. He is also survived by his two children, Tymia and Jamal Brown.A memorial service will be held at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd.,...
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Sanford MacCallum Whitwell

March 25, 1924 - November 7, 2014

Sanford MacCallum "Sandy" Whitwell, 90, born March 25, 1924, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2014, with his family by his side. He was born in Tacoma, WA to Alice Ruth MacCallum and George Edward Whitwell, and is also predeceased by his sisters, Marie Louise and Margaret Ruth Whitwell. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joan Eicker Whitwell, four children and their spouses, Susan Ruth...
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James Lewis Ferro

February 17, 1934 - November 5, 2014

James L. Ferro of Williamsburg, VA, died peacefully Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg, after a brief illness. Jim was born in Utica, New York on February 17, 1934, the son of Lewis A. and Marguerite (Scala) Ferro. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carol Lee (Brooks) Ferro of Williamsburg; a daughter, Lisa, of New Boston, New Hampshire; three...
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Carolyn Mudrick Benedict

July 14, 1931 - November 3, 2014


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Wesley Reilly Cleaves

June 13, 1937 - November 3, 2014

Wesley Reilly Cleaves, of Cape Coral, FL, passed away on November 3 at the age of 77. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Barbara Mae Cleaves; his mother, Beatrice; and his father, Wesley A.Wes was the owner of various auto and motorcycle shops over the years in Ft. Myers, Florida. He was also a very active member of the Life Church mentoring a young adults group for over 20...
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William Henry Gibson

February 1, 1920 - November 3, 2014

William Henry "Bill" Gibson, 94, died Monday, Nov. 3, at Morningside of Williamsburg. Bill was a native of Charlotte Courthouse, VA and had been a Williamsburg resident since 1954. Mr. Gibson served in World War II in the 306th Hospital core and later retired from Lance, Inc. in 1982. He attended Grace Baptist Church. He is preceded by his wife, Mildred "Bunny" Birch Gibson; his...
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Helen Martin Melkonian

October 10, 1952 - November 2, 2014


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Alan Eugene Brewer

October 13, 1943 - October 31, 2014


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Mary Johnson Gilchrist

October 18, 1930 - October 31, 2014

Mary Johnson Gilchrist, blessed wife, mother and true friend, died October 31, 2014, at 84 years old. She was the daughter of the late H. Aubrey and Alvah Gray Ford, and sister of the late H. Aubrey Ford, Jr. She is survived by her husband of sixty years, J. W. Stuart Gilchrist, Jr.; son, H. Victor Gilchrist (Kathy); daughter, Mary Gray Sachtjen (Barry); son, J.W. Stuart Gilchrist III (Susan);...
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James Barber Keesling

September 29, 1949 - October 31, 2014

James B. Keesling, 65, passed away peacefully at his home on October 31, 2014. Jim was born September 29, 1949, in Spokane, Washington and is survived by his mother, Catherine S. Keesling (Hampton); brother, Dr. Garland Keesling (Forest Hill, MD); two aunts, Pat Keesling (Virginia Beach), and Bette Wilde (Ocean City, MD); uncle, Dr. James Reynolds (Lubbock, TX); and numerous cousins scattered...
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Mary K. Cothran

September 8, 1918 - October 30, 2014


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Robert Thomas Moore

July 7, 1926 - October 30, 2014

Robert "Bob" Moore, age 88, of Williamsburg, formerly of Ocean View, Delaware, passed away on October 30, 2014. He was a parishioner of St. Olaf Catholic Church and served as a Merchant Marine during WWII.Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Louise; his children, Cindy Zangardi (Carl), Greg Moore, Gerry Moore (Gail), Chris Moore (Laura), Ann Dramstad and Amy Moore; 7 grandchildren, Christian...
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William H. Wyatt

June 15, 1943 - October 29, 2014


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Cathy Jennifer Brandt

December 5, 1943 - October 27, 2014

Cathy Jennifer Brandt, age 70 of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on October 27, 2014.She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Jeanne Scofield; and two sisters, Alice Scofield and Wendy Freer.Cathy worked as an accountant then retired as the Chief Financial Officer for the Elizabethtown School System of Elizabethtown, KY. She was also the Treasurer of the Women's Club of Toano and...
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James John Behen,

August 30, 1939 - October 24, 2014

Beloved husband, father, and friend James John Behen, III, 75, of Williamsburg, VA, died Friday, October 24, after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer.Born in Dover, DE on August 30, 1939, to James John Behen, Jr. and Mabel Driver Behen, James (known as "Jim" to family and friends) graduated from Dover High School in 1957. He attended the University of Delaware, graduating in 1961 with...
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William Vernon Macnabb

April 5, 1937 - October 24, 2014

William Vernon Macnabb, 77, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, October 24, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernon Clinton Macnabb and Eleanor Scarlett. He was retired from SAIC in Mclean, VA and Las Vegas, NV where he served as Vice President in the nuclear energy field. He joined the US Navy while in college and attended University of California at...
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Jim Dale McDaniel

May 3, 1948 - October 23, 2014

James "Jim" McDaniel, 66, a long time Williamsburg resident, passed away on October 23, 2014.Jim served a brief tour in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era and later worked as a supervisor on various construction projects.He is predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Sandra; and his brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Mary Ruth McDaniel.Jim is survived by his daughter, Erin Pauls and her husband,...
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Grace Edith Bischoff

July 8, 1939 - October 22, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Olivia Phelps Naylor Mersing

February 10, 1937 - October 22, 2014

Olivia Phelps Naylor Mersing, 77, went to be home with the Lord on October 22, 2014.Olivia was born on February 10, 1937 in Cumberland, MD. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jack Mersing; children, Sharon Gauthier (Raymond) of Williamsburg, VA, Robert Mersing (Susan) of Neosho, MO, Rebecca Church (Scott) of Fremont, CA; and a sister, Mary N. Richardson of Williamsburg, VA. In addition...
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Lois Schleif Johnson

December 8, 1917 - October 22, 2014

Lois Schleif Johnson, 96, entered into eternal rest on October 22, 2014 in Williamsburg, Va. Lois was born on December 8, 1917 in Plainfield, NJ to the late Marie and Matthew Gewain. She spent her early years in Fanwood, NJ. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jacob Schleif Jr., and her brothers Matthew and Richard Gewain and wives.Lois lived most of her life in Monmouth County, NJ...
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Mary Elizabeth Pilley Eybers

August 25, 1921 - October 21, 2014

Mary P. Eybers, 93, peacefully passed away on October 21, 2014 in Williamsburg, VA. Mary Elizabeth was born on August 25, 1921 to the late Leonard and Martha (Mattie) Pilley of Terra Ceia, NC. She grew up on her family's 800 acre farm of soybeans and corn. Her father was a hardworking, all-business type person while her mother took care of their store and focused on her children.Mary was preceded...
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Donnie Bruce Herschell

August 28, 1954 - October 21, 2014

Donnie was born to Donald Eugene and Patricia Louise (Latimer) Herschell on August 28, 1954 in Beech Grove, IN.He married Deborah Jane (Deb) McElwee on November 17, 1984 in Thorntown, IN at the Thorntown United Methodist Church.Donnie is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Jane (Deb); his daughters, Anna Catherine (Annie) and Sarah Elizabeth; and his son, Timothy (Tim), who lives in Lebanon, IN....
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Genevieve Williams Taylor

September 6, 1916 - October 21, 2014

The family of Genevieve Taylor, who graced this earth for 98 years, are celebrating her life and times. As every living being needs rest, on October 21, 2014, Genevieve entered into her eternal rest. She was born September 6, 1916 in Scranton, PA to John and Virginia Williams and spent her early years in Albany, NY. Genevieve graduated from Albany High School and attended Oneonta (NY) Normal...
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Robert Donald Corrie

April 29, 1931 - October 20, 2014

Robert Donald Corrie, 83, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on October 20, 2014. The son of Edith Vega and George Corrie, he was born and raised in Hempstead, NY, and later resided in Garden City, NY until his retirement to Williamsburg, VA in 2001. He was a graduate of Cornell University (1953) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1957) and served in the Finance Corp of the U...
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James Orie McReynolds

March 4, 1955 - October 19, 2014

James Orie "Mac" McReynolds, 59, was a good and faithful man. Mac was a loving son, grandson, nephew, cousin, brother, uncle, husband, father, and friend. He has completed his well lived life on earth, and he leaves all of us with the task of emulating the man he was.He had a rich life, loving relationships with family and many friends, and a career that provided opportunities to make a...
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Beverly Jane Abrials

March 27, 1936 - October 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Elizabeth Posey Wood

January 13, 1918 - October 18, 2014

Elizabeth Posey Wood, 96, of Williamsburg, Virginia died peacefully on Saturday, October 18, 2014 after a very long and interesting life. She was one of the last of the valiant women of the "Greatest Generation." She cuddled a lion in Rome, rode a camel in Egypt and a donkey in Puerto Rico, stopped traffic with a wave in NYC, climbed the Great Wall of China, read from a Kindle and loved her...
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George Martin Bronenkant

May 30, 1916 - October 17, 2014

George M. Bronenkant, age 98, died on October 17, 2014. He was born on May 30, 1916 in Milwaukee to George J. Bronenkant and Marie (Nowakowski) Bronenkant and spent his entire life in Wisconsin, moving to Williamsburg in 2009 to be near family. George was of German and Polish ancestry and spent his early years on Milwaukee's South Side, graduating from South Division High School in 1934. After...
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Linda Ann Hunt Wanner

April 28, 1940 - October 14, 2014

A memorial service for Linda Wanner will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Cedar Grove Cemetery at 1:00 PM.
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John Shostak

October 11, 1936 - October 11, 2014

John Shostak, 78, died at the Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg on October 11, 2014 in Williamsburg, VA. He was born in Hartford, CT on October 11, 1936. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Maria; by his brother, Steve; and sister, Olga. John is survived by his wife, Joanne; children, Keith (Corinne), Dean (Valerie) and Jack (Linda); and seven wonderful grandchildren...
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Nancy Denovan Murray

February 15, 1940 - October 10, 2014

NANCY SUSAN DENOVAN MURRAY entered life everlasting on October 10, 2014. Facing two major health battles 63 years apart, she was victorious over polio, but lost to cancer. She leaves the loves of her life to cherish her memory, her husband of 48 years Douglas Rutherford Murray of Williamsburg, and their son David Rutherford Murray of New York City.Nancy was born in Detroit and grew up in Royal...
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Priscilla Quiles Wood

March 15, 1942 - October 10, 2014

On Friday, October 10, 2014, Priscilla Q. Wood of Williamsburg, VA passed away peacefully. She was the beloved wife of Cornelius Charles Wood, cherished mother of Stefan Alexander Wood, and loving sister of Mario Quilles. Priscilla, born in New York City, graduated from the School of Industrial Art, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She was involved in fashion and design all of her life...
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Joan Kay Cochet

June 14, 1955 - October 9, 2014

Joan Kay Cochet, loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, and twin sister, passed away on October 9, 2014, at her home in Williamsburg. Joan is survived by her husband, Anthony Cochet Sr.; son, Andy Cochet, Jr. and his wife, Allyson and their children Drew, Noah, and Camille Joan; daughter, Cheryl; sister, Jean and her family; and father David Galliart.A visitation will be held at 5:00 p.m. on...
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Virginia A. Jacobson

January 20, 1929 - October 9, 2014

Virginia A. Jacobson, age 85, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away October 9, 2014.She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Alfred Richard Jacobson.Virginia retired from Woolworths Department Store in Trenton, N.J., as a Retail Clerk after 22 years of service.She was a Christian loving woman who dedicated her life to loving her family. Virginia is survived by her sister, Marjorie Delaney;...
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Thomas Harvey Replogle

June 4, 1929 - October 9, 2014

Rear Admiral Thomas H. Replogle, USN Retired Thomas H. Replogle, 85, passed away on October 6, 2014. Tom was the son of Ned and Katherine Replogle of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Naomi Replogle, 5 daughters, 1 son, five step-children and 21 grandchildren. Daughters: Susan Mason, Terri Batten, Janet McNiff, Kimberly Stits and Carol Replogle. Son: Thomas H....
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Dianne Scott Thomas Tinsley

December 20, 1947 - October 8, 2014

Dianne Scott Thomas Tinsley, of Williamsburg, passed away on October 8, 2014.She was preceded in death by her parents, Stewart P. Thomas and Lora Elizabeth Thomas; her sister, Elizabeth Favero; brother-in-law, Franco Favero; and her niece, Laura Favero. Dianne was a loving wife and mother and was a member of the Episcopal Church. She attended the University of Tennessee and was also a past...
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William Erlon Adams

February 10, 1957 - October 8, 2014

William E. Adams, Jr. (Willie), 57, passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014, after a long courageous battle with COPD. He is survived by his devoted wife, Dawn; son, Erlie; parents, Bill and Lois Adams; sister, Sharon Adams; and many relatives and friends.Willie lived life to the fullest and loved fishing, camping, motorcycle riding, boating, playing with his antique cars, "picking and grinning"...
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Barry Alan Dugan

April 23, 1942 - October 6, 2014

Barry Alan Dugan, age 72, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on October 5, 2014.He was preceded in death by his father, Milford S. Dugan and his wife, June Dugan and his mother, Katherine A. Clemm and her husband Walter Clemm.Barry proudly served in the U.S. Army, retiring at the rank of Master Sergeant. He served in Kentucky, and three tours in Germany, Hawaii, Vietnam, Korea, New Jersey, England...
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Judith Beale Bankit

December 22, 1930 - October 6, 2014

Our beloved and beautiful wife and mother departed this earth on Sunday, October 5th. Always fashionable, Judi loved and blessed her family with her gracious presence. She is survived by her husband, Paul; children, Eric (April) Bankit, Paula (Bruce) Patty, and Wade (Lisa) Trump; grandchildren, Paul Giovannoli, Christopher (Iveylee), Mitchell, and Jessica Trump, Chelsea and Jordan Bankit; and...
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Margaret Mary Gilbert

February 12, 1923 - October 6, 2014

Margaret Mary Gilbert, 91, resident of Williamsburg and formerly of Kailua, Hawaii, died Monday, October 6, 2014. Margaret was born on February 12, 1923 in Warwick, Australia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Anne Quinlan Smith, older sister, Frances Smith Edmond, and husband, Jack Darwin Gilbert. She is survived by her children, Gary D. Gilbert, Jacqueline Anne Van Hook,...
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Angela Michelle Morgan

April 30, 1966 - October 2, 2014

Angela Michelle Morgan, 48, of Williamsburg, passed away on October 2, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.She will be greatly missed by her husband, James R. Morgan Jr. "Rusty"; son, Adam Brinson; daughters, Brittany M. Brinson and Kelsey N. Brinson; stepson, John R. Morgan "Jack"; stepdaughter, Miranda S. Morgan; granddaughter, Alana Michelle Brown; her loving parents, C. Mike and Marilyn...
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Swansie M. Heape

April 29, 1943 - October 2, 2014

Swansie M. Heape, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on October 2, 2014 at the age of 71. She was born April 29, 1943 in Bluefield, WV, to the late Albert G. and Dorothy P. Mitchel. Swansie was a graduate of Bluefield High School in West Virginia and Concord University in Athens, West Virginia. She taught for the Newport News Public Schools and Williamsburg Christian Academy. After teaching, she...
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Barbara M. Averitt

April 7, 1930 - October 1, 2014

Barbara M. Averitt, 84, of Toano, VA, passed away on October 1, 2014. She was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn R. Manchester and her parents, Edwin F. and Mabel R. Manchester of Portland.Barbara graduated from Deering High School in Portland, ME and junior college from Endicott. She was previously a Librarian for the U.S. Gov't in D.C. More recently she worked with her daughter...
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Max I. Taylor

February 16, 1923 - October 1, 2014

Max I. Taylor, formerly of Buffalo Grove and Grayslake, IL and currently a resident of Williamsburg, VA where he had resided for seven years, passed away on October 1, 2014 at the age of 91. He is loved and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, VeNeta L. Taylor; his son, Alan Taylor of Midwest City, Oklahoma; daughters, Paula Boschen of...
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Bobbie Jean Bryant

August 16, 1930 - October 1, 2014

Bobbie Jean Bryant went on to eternal light on October 1, 2014. She was born August 16, 1930 in Jarell, Texas; the sixth child of George and Adline Posey. She was married sixty years to Welton (Hank) Bryant. They had two children, Georgia and Gary. She is survived by her children and one granddaughter, Kimberly Keenan. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Heritage Humane Society,...
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Annie Maria Hall

April 23, 1928 - September 30, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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John Reese Farrall

January 20, 1939 - September 29, 2014

John Reese Farrall, M.D., of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on September 29, 2014, at the age of 75.He was preceded in death by his father, Rex; his mother, Ada; and his brother Tracy.John was a well-known Orthopedic Surgeon in Springfield, OH, owning his own practice in the area for 33 years. He was a staff member of both The Community and Mercy Memorial Hospitals. He was a member of the High St....
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Edward David Schubert

October 27, 1948 - September 28, 2014

Edward "Ed" Schubert, of Williamsburg, passed away on September 28, 2014 at the age of 65.He was preceded in death by his father, John Henry Schubert.Ed is survived by his wife, of 31 years, Sandy Schubert; mother, Pauline Jean Schubert nee Baker; brother, John (Elizabeth), sister, Donna Schubert (Craig Roecks); brother, Bill (Meg); sister, Debra Schubert (Dan Meyer); as well many nieces and...
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Jacqueline Antoinette Landry

January 10, 1938 - September 25, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Lounell McEver

April 18, 1920 - September 25, 2014

Lounell (Lucy) McEver, 94, formerly of Atlanta, GA, passed away on September 25, in Williamsburg, VA. Lucy was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Cruce and Jewell (Roberts) Cruce, her husband, Julius McEver, her daughter, Judy Heichel and her granddaughter's husband, Arlan King.She is survived by her daughter, Robbye McEver Daniel and son-in-law, Sam Daniel, of Williamsburg, VA. Lucy was...
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Virginia Hendry Galbraith

September 11, 1935 - September 25, 2014

Virginia "Ginny" Hendry Galbraith, 79, passed away at Sentara Regional Medical Center in Williamsburg, Virginia on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Born in Mount Kisco, New York on September 11, 1935, and raised in nearby Armonk, NY, Ginny was the daughter of Lucy Howard Hendry and Arthur Ekman Hendry. She graduated from Plattsburgh State Teachers College in Plattsburgh, New York in 1957. She is...
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Robert Winfield Norton

October 16, 1936 - September 23, 2014

Robert Winfield "Bob" Norton died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, September 23, 2014, with his wife at his side. He was born October 16, 1936 in Petaluma, CA to the late Margaret and Winfield "Pappy" Norton. Bob had two sisters, Margaret Jean Woll (husband John Woll); and Mary Anne Greenlund (deceased). Bob had two sons with his first wife, Marilyn (deceased): Roger Norton (wife Denise Norton)...
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Jaquelin Clark Davison

May 5, 1920 - September 22, 2014

Jaquelin C. Davison, 94, of Williamsburg, formerly of Richmond and Atlanta GA., departed this life on Sept. 22, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah "Pris" Davison. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, Mr. Davison was a highly decorated naval officer, retiring with the rank of Commander. Following his military retirement, he began a second career in finance, serving in the trust...
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Gloria Weil Jones

April 13, 1927 - September 19, 2014

Gloria Weil Jones, a long-time resident of the Williamsburg, VA area, died Friday, the 19th of September at her home in Kingsmill on the James, Williamsburg, VA.Gloria grew up in Port Huron, MI. She was preceded in death by her father, Herb Weil, and her mother, Marion McCarty Weil, both of Port Huron, MI. At age 16, she went to live with her Uncle Louis Weil, who at the time was the editor and...
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Robert Edwin Berry

June 12, 1924 - September 18, 2014

Robert Edwin Berry, lifelong Williamsburg resident, died peacefully on September 18, 2014, at the age of 90. He was a World War II veteran who later served in the Virginia National Guard. He worked with Colonial Williamsburg Security and subsequently as a police officer with the City of Williamsburg Police Department. He was self-employed in auto sales, campgrounds, and construction, most...
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George Gilbreath

May 16, 1921 - September 18, 2014

On September 18, 2014, Lt. Col. (retired) George Daniel Gilbreath, Sr., beloved husband, father, granddad, and "opa", died peacefully after complications from a recent stroke. George was born May 16, 1921, in Birmingham, AL, to Cora Lee and Oliver Scott Gilbreath. He was the 2nd oldest of their 10 children. At the age of 21 he was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Corps. After OCS training in...
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Caroline White Dozier

December 7, 1909 - September 18, 2014

Caroline White Dozier, 104, passed away on September 18, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ike Dozier, a WWII veteran and prominent Toano farmer. The two had met in first grade and married in 1930. Together they owned and operated the historic Warrenton farm.A longtime resident of Toano, Caroline held positions in a variety of businesses around the local area, including Colonial...
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Sofija Alis

September 14, 1922 - September 16, 2014

Dr. Sofija Alis passed away on September 16, 2014. A WWII survivor, Sofija escaped with her husband from Lithuania and then Germany due to Russian and Nazi regime occupations. They immigrated to the United States in the mid 1940's. Both continued their war interrupted studies in the medical field. While her husband received his doctorate degree in Veterinary Science, Sofija received her...
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Gertrude Monica Gibbs

February 26, 1932 - September 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Robert Cooper Condon

February 11, 1941 - September 16, 2014

Surrounded by his family, Robert C. Condon, 73, died September 16, 2014 at his home in Williamsburg, VA. Robert was born on February 11, 1941, in Morris, IL to Edith C. and Frank E. Condon. Throughout his childhood Robert was actively involved in Boy Scouts, attaining the premier rank of Eagle Scout and becoming a member of the Order of the Arrow.Robert graduated magna cum laude from Denison...
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John P. Crispell

April 23, 1917 - September 13, 2014

Lt. Colonel John Phillips Crispell, age 97, previously of Hampton, VA, a resident of Chambrel at Williamsburg, passed away on September 13, 2014. He was a native of Pennsylvania, the son of Clarence B. Crispell and Ethel Edwards.Colonel Crispell attended public schools in Wilkes-Barre and Lehman Township in Pennsylvania, and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1939 with a BS...
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Howard Dean Burke

February 14, 1946 - September 12, 2014

Howard Dean Burke, 68, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, September 12, 2014. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Enice Burke. He leaves behind his loving wife of 47 years, Patricia Stappers Burke; daughters, Tami Stirewalt of Salisbury, NC, and Malinda Mortell (Bob) of Pughkeepsie, NY; six grandchildren, Adam, Nicholas,...
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William Michael Rodosovich, Sr.

May 1, 1959 - September 12, 2014

W.M. "Bill" Rodosovich Sr., retired law enforcement officer, notary signing agent, passed away peacefully at the Hospice House of Williamsburg, VA on September 12 at the age of 55 after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by his loved ones. Born May 1, 1959 in Washington, D.C. to Josephine and Nick Rodosovich, he was a graduate of Stanton Military Academy, Senior School, 1973 and the Northern...
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William John Morrison

December 8, 1932 - September 11, 2014

Lt. Colonel (USAF Ret.) William J. Morrison, 81 of Williamsburg, passed away in his home surrounded by loved ones on Thursday September 11, 2014. He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Frank and Margaret Morrison. He had a Bachelor Degree in Business from Duquesne University. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1954 to 1975 as a B-47 and B-52 Navigator and Bombardier with the...
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Dorothea Lousie Haas

April 14, 1916 - September 10, 2014

Dorothea Louise Hunter Haas, a resident of Williamsburg since 1989, died on September 10, 2014 at age 98. Benjamin J. Haas, her husband of over 70 years, preceded her in death on July 26, 2014. Dorothea was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 14, 1916 to Grant Stafford Hunter and Edna Katherine Menges Hunter and was educated at Pittsburgh's Langley High School, Allegheny College in Meadville, PA...
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Marion Evangelist Shaheen

January 25, 1920 - September 9, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Judith Noble Layne

December 31, 1936 - September 8, 2014

Judy Layne, affectionately known to her family and friends as Jotie, died September 8, 2014. She was born December 31, 1936 in Richmond, VA. At the age of five, she, her sister and brother went to live at the Masonic Home of VA. After graduating from Highland Springs High School, she met her husband, Gene Layne and they were married on April 27, 1957. When their son was born, Judy stayed home...
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Harold Stephen Scudder

August 26, 1953 - September 6, 2014

Harold Stephen "Steve" Scudder, of Williamsburg, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 9, at the age of 61. Steve was born in Portsmouth, VA., on August 26, 1953 to Harold and Erma Pritchard Scudder. He grew up in a Navy family and lived with his family in Rhode Island, Hawaii, and the Tidewater area of Virginia. Steve graduated from York High School in Yorktown, VA. in 1971. ...
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Margie Corley Cloaninger

June 15, 1923 - September 5, 2014

Margie C. Cloaninger, age 91, passed away on September 5, 2014. She was a native of Alexander City, Alabama, a graduate of Huntington College, and has been a resident of Patriots Colony, Williamsburg, VA for 17 years.Margie was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 59 years, Col. Francis (Frank) A. Cloaninger (USAF) in 2005. She is survived by daughters, Judy Petersen (Carolina Shores, NC...
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Cody Royd Minick

November 4, 1993 - September 2, 2014

Cody Royd Minick, 20, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 2 from complications related to diabetes. Born on November 4, 1993, Cody graduated from Bruton High School in 2013 and was a long time employee of Nike. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Royd and Roberta Minick; great-grandfather, Robert Petz; and aunt, Lorna Williams.Cody is survived by his parents, Matt and Jill Minick...
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Joseph Robert Finelli

April 10, 1940 - August 31, 2014

Joseph Robert Finelli, 74, of Williamsburg, passed away on August 31, 2014.Joseph proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard, having graduated from the Coast Guard Academy, Class of 1962, and retiring at the rank of Captain after 31 years of service. He was an active member of the Colonial Italian American Organization (CIAO), serving as Italian Festival Chairman for the past 10 years. He was also...
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Darrell Frederick Peters

May 14, 1920 - August 29, 2014

Darrell Frederick Peters passed away on August 29, 2014. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 14, 1920. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 70 years, Carol E. Peters; their four daughters, Donna (Michael) King, Marilyn Peters, Joan (James) Cole, and Karen (Philip) Barbalace; five grandchildren, Katherine Ferguson, Bradley King, Colin and Ryan Barbalace, and Janna Cole; and seven great...
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Claudia Cowal Tucker

September 23, 1934 - August 26, 2014

If you're about to throw a party, stop. Consider: Claudia Cowal Tucker (you probably knew her as "Claud") who entered eternal life on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Her spirit is carried on by her four children, 7 grandchildren, and an extended family of relations and friends. We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Claudia during her 79 years.Claudia was born in Worcester,...
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John Oliver Brown, Sr.

January 10, 1928 - August 25, 2014

Mr. John Oliver Brown, Sr. was 86 years of age when God decided to bring home one of his special creations after being in a lengthy home hospice care. John was born and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia. He attended and graduated from Burton Heights High School where he played on the basketball team. John later became a member of the United States Army where he bravely served his country in the...
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Joel Harvey

October 26, 1938 - August 24, 2014

Joel Harvey, age 75, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on August 24, 2014. He was preceded in death by his son, Mical and his parents, Abraham and Jennie. He was currently working for Diocese of Southern Virginia as a priest and worked formerly for Diocese of Long Island, NY. Joel was a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Williamsburg.He formerly served as the Vice President-Pastoral...
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Lella Ruth Brice Bennison

May 23, 1918 - August 21, 2014

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Shawn Antwone Brooks

June 15, 1977 - August 18, 2014

Shawn Antwone Brooks, born June 15, 1977, of Newport News, VA, passed away on August 18, 2014. He worked for Heating and Air, Auxiliary Systems in Norfolk, VA and also owned his own Landscaping Company. Shawn was a loving husband and son, and a wonderful father.He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Gertrude Brooks; grandfather, Felix Brooks, Sr.; nephew, Brashawnta Brooks; and aunt,...
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Marie Margaret Estok

May 12, 1940 - August 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Lloyd Franklin Johnson

June 12, 1930 - August 15, 2014

Lloyd F. Johnson, 84, went to be with the lord on August 15, 2014. He was born in Charles City, VA but was a long time resident of Croaker, VA. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked for VDOT and retired from there. Lloyd loved fishing, hunting and his dogs. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Annie Johnson; and his wife of 33 years, Doris Denoy Johnson.Lloyd...
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