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Beth Winfrey Jones Hethcock

August 21, 1921 - July 26, 2015


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Priscilla Fuller Downs

March 25, 1924 - July 25, 2015

Priscilla Fuller Downs, of Williamsburg, died on Saturday, July 25, 2015. She was born on March 25, 1924 in Springfield, Massachusetts and was the daughter of Everett and Gertrude Fuller. With her parents and her brother, Everett, Priscilla grew up in Woodbury, NJ and she then travelled on her own to Williamsburg, VA where she attended and graduated from The College of William and Mary. After her...
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Nicholas Andrew Throckmorton

January 21, 1991 - July 24, 2015

Nicholas "Nick" Throckmorton, passed away on July 24, 2015. A gathering of family and friends will take place at Nelsen Funeral Home on July 28 from 6 PM-8 PM. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.nelsencares.com.
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Paul Thomas Kilcarr

February 4, 1930 - July 24, 2015


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Doris Irene Craig

August 5, 1928 - July 21, 2015


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John Gerald Kinzer

February 26, 1941 - July 21, 2015

After battling lung cancer, Jerry Kinzer passed away on July 21, 2015, at the Hospice House of Williamsburg. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 26, 1941, and graduated from West High School in 1958. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Miami University of Ohio in 1963 and a master's degree, with honors, from Case Western Reserve University in 1969. During military service in the U.S. Army...
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Jesse Grace Hall

July 18, 2008 - July 20, 2015


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Joseph Lloyd Kulmayer

December 5, 1936 - July 17, 2015

Colonel Joseph Lloyd Kulmayer, U.S. Army Retired, 78, passed away peacefully July 17, 2015, at his home in Williamsburg, Virginia. A native of Cranford, New Jersey, Colonel Kulmayer was the only child of Joseph E. Kulmayer, a professional violinist and Julianna Kecskes Kulmayer, a licensed nurse. He attended the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, and upon graduation in 1958 was...
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John H. Garrett

September 27, 1935 - July 16, 2015

John "Howard" Garrett, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed into the comfort and peace of our Lord on July 16, 2015 surrounded by his family.Howard was born on September 27, 1935 to Nelson and Mary Garrett and grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. He is predeceased by his parents and older sister, Doris Dickerson. Howard completed undergraduate and Pharmacy school at Ohio Northern in 1958...
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Emily Marchi Crinklaw

December 27, 1926 - July 16, 2015

Emily Marchi Crinklaw of Williamsburg, VA, 88, died July 16, 2015 at Brookdale Memory Unit after a long fight against dementia and related illness. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.Born in Brooklyn, NY December 27, 1926 to Carlo and Rosa Marchi. She attended Queen of All Saints School until her family moved to Connecticut where she graduated from Newington High School, class of...
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Arthur Raymond Seder, Jr.

April 20, 1920 - July 14, 2015

Arthur R. Seder was born in 1920 and spent his school years in St. Paul, Minnesota. He entered Northwestern University in 1939, where he met his wife-to-be, Marion Francis Heltzel. In the fall of 1941, Mr. Seder left college to join the Army Corps, graduating from Aerial Navigation training in February, 1942 as a second lieutenant. He and Marion were married shortly thereafter.Mr. Seder was...
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John Joseph Maria Digges

March 26, 1932 - July 14, 2015

John J. Digges, of Bohannon, Virginia, died peacefully in the arms of his wife, Linda on July 14, 2015, at the age of 83. He was a builder, a developer and a gentleman farmer among his many occupations. He was preceded in death by his parents, Llewellyn A. Digges and the Baroness Maria Annunciata Lassoto de Lassotovich Digges, as well as a brother, William Edward Digges, a sister, Carla Digges...
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Shirley Mae Brennan

August 13, 1919 - July 13, 2015

Mrs. Shirley M. Brennan, age 95, of Williamsburg, Virginia. Born August 13, 1919, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to the late Guy H. Johnson and Lucille D. Orvis Johnson. Due to cardiac arrest, Shirley was transported from Spring Arbor Assisted Living in Williamsburg to Riverside Doctor's Hospital in Williamsburg, where she died on Monday, July 13, 2015. On August 28, 1943, she married Thomas W. Brennan...
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Andrii Ivanovich Kryvoruchko

September 12, 1963 - July 9, 2015


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Elizabeth Johanna Haas

September 9, 1924 - July 4, 2015


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Zadig Yeprem Setian

August 2, 1925 - July 4, 2015

Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Zadig Y. Setian, 89, died on July 4, 2015, at WindsorMeade, Williamsburg, VA, with his devoted wife of 64 years, Lucille, by his side. "Zad," as he was affectionately known, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of those he most adored-his children and grandchildren. Just as he lived his life, Zad departed this world with quiet dignity, his final...
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Hubert Conrad Peltier

April 6, 1925 - July 4, 2015

Hubert C. (Bert) Peltier, 90, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2015, with his family present. He was born April 6, 1925 in New York, New York and resided in Williamsburg, Virginia for the past 23 years, after having lived in Indiana, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Tokyo Japan, South Carolina, and Florida. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1943 and Indiana...
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Edna Minnie Allen

April 19, 1920 - July 3, 2015

Edna M. Allen, 95, of Williamsburg, Virginia went home to the Lord peacefully on July 3, 2015 with her daughters Christine and Lorraine present. She was born April 19, 1920 in England and had moved with her husband of 58 years, Kenneth, over 30 times between England, Canada and the US before settling on Cape Cod. They moved to Williamsburg in 1997 to be close to their three grandchildren Brian,...
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Elizabeth Marie Norris

April 16, 1966 - July 2, 2015

Elizabeth Norris, 49, of Toano, Virginia passed peacefully on Thursday, July 2nd after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her daughters, Colby and Dylan, husband David, her mother Debbie Bonacci of Newton, Kansas, brother Michael Bonacci of Ft. Calhoun, Nebraska, and many nieces and nephews. Libby was a graduate of Ft. Calhoun High School and Southeast Missouri State University. ...
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Todd Jeffrey Bierbaum

August 31, 1953 - June 30, 2015


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Ivy Bernice Fraley

January 16, 1926 - June 30, 2015


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Anita Cantrell Dorsey

July 17, 1936 - June 29, 2015

At the end of a long and valiant battle with cancer, loving wife and mother, and dedicated special education teacher, Anita Cantrell Dorsey, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully in her home on June 29, 2015, at the age of 79. She is preceded in death by her father, William Cantrell and mother, Ina Call Cantrell.Anita earned a B.S. degree in Education from the State University of New York,...
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Ralph Dugger

December 14, 1931 - June 27, 2015


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James Sheldon Tyler

December 11, 1949 - June 24, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Parry Giles Mooney

January 15, 1926 - June 24, 2015

Parry Giles Mooney, 89, died Wednesday, June 24, at her home in Williamsburg, VA. She was the daughter of George Christopher Giles and Verlie Parry Story Giles. She was born in Lynchburg, VA, and resided for many years in Plainfield and Westfield, NJ, before returning to Virginia in 1984.She was a graduate of E.C. Glass high school and Randolph Macon Women's College, both in Lynchburg. She taught...
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Dudley Marshall Hughes

March 30, 1921 - June 24, 2015

Dudley Marshall Hughes, age 94, passed away peacefully at Woodhaven Hall in Williamsburg Landing, Williamsburg, VA, on June 24, 2015.Dudley was born in St. Bethlehem, TN on March 30, 1921. She grew up in Clarksville and Nashville, TN with her family: her mother, Lillian Marshall, her father, Pat Marshall and her younger sister, Margaret Marshall Shivas.Dudley was a student at Vanderbilt...
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Joan Andes McVearry

February 15, 1925 - June 22, 2015

Joan A. McVearry, of Williamsburg, VA, beloved and cherished wife of John T. McVearry, Jr., passed away on June 22,2015.Born in E. Petersburg, PA, served as a nurse in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County community health department. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Services for Joan will be held at a later day, to be announced.
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Fred Wright Mayfield

September 4, 1926 - June 22, 2015

Fred Wright Mayfield, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on June 22, 2015. He was born on September 4, 1926 in North Carolina to the late Horace and Sallie Mayfield.He was preceded in death by his sister, Panthea Carter; his brother, William Mayfield; step-son, Thomas Jenkins, and his first wife, Muriel Mayfield. Fred started out as an apprentice and through his hard work and dedication, retired...
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Albert Carl Knollmann

July 2, 1924 - June 21, 2015

Albert Carl Knollmann, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on June 21, 2015, at the age of 90. Carl was born on July 2, 1924 in Cincinnati, OH, to the late Albert Knollmann and Wilhemina Wieser. He is also preceded in death by his first wife of 46 years, Jeanne G. Knollmann; his sisters, Grace Daly and Ruth Keefer.Carl was a graduate of Xavier University, in Cincinnati and a member of St. Bede...
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James Charles Bilderback

November 8, 1960 - June 21, 2015

James Charles Bilderback, son of Barbara J. and the late James M. Bilderback, died June 21 of lymphoma at Hospice House of Williamsburg.Born November 8, 1960 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, he is survived by his mother, his brother, Daniel (Beth), and two nephews, James and George, of Columbia, SC.There are no services planned. Nelsen Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Alden George Hannum

June 30, 1932 - June 17, 2015

Retired Lt. Col. Alden George Hannum passed away on Wednesday, June 17, while walking in Colonial Williamsburg which was one of his favorite pastimes. He died peacefully and quickly which he talked about doing when the time came. He also wanted to end his life doing something he enjoyed. Both of these wishes were fulfilled. Al was the son of the late David and Rhona Hannum of Putney, Vermont....
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William James Dimon

March 6, 1943 - June 14, 2015


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Francis William Nosse

September 19, 1942 - June 13, 2015

Col. Francis William Nosse (Ret) USMC "Frank," age 72, of Williamsburg, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Born on September 19, 1942 in Braddock, PA, to the late Francis and Freda Nosse. He is survived by his long-time companion, Carolee "K" Taylor, of Gwynn's Island, VA; son, Bradley Richards Nosse and his wife Lindsey of Pittsburgh, PA; and daughter, Dayna Quinn Nosse of Butler, PA...
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Frances Eddy Rattan

June 27, 1919 - June 13, 2015


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Jennings Beale Lewis

February 24, 1926 - June 12, 2015

Jennings B. (J.B.) Lewis, age 89, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on June 12, 2015. He was born February 24, 1926 in Emmerton, VA and has resided in Williamsburg since 1963.He was preceded in death by his sisters, Katherine (Kitty) Martin and Bernetta Whisnant.J.B. retired from Anheuser-Busch and was a charter member of Walnut Hills Baptist Church.He proudly served in the Marines during World...
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Elizabeth Jane Steele Wall

December 23, 1931 - June 12, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Steele Wall, 83, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away Friday morning June 12, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Patrick Wall, in 2004, and her son, Michael Patrick Wall, in 1989.Betty was a homemaker and dedicated mother of five children. She was a resident of Ford's Colony and active in many social clubs. ...
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Joanne Wells Drewry

November 23, 1934 - June 11, 2015

Joanne Wells Drewry, of Lanexa, passed away on June 11, 2015 at the age of 80. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby A. Drewry and her two children, Jackie Caudill and Ronnie Bozzell.Joanne enjoyed playing the slot machines; her favorite places to play were Atlantic City, Dover, and West Virginia. She loved her family and took pride and supported every member.She is survived by her...
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Michelle Marie Henderson

February 27, 1958 - June 10, 2015

Michelle Marie Henderson, of Williamsburg, passed away on June 10, 2015, at the age of 57. She leaves to cherish her memory her caring and loving husband of many years, Richard Thomas Henderson; her daughters, Heather DeSantis and Carley Thill; her "son", Brad Thill; and her granddaughter, Eris DeSantis. In lieu of flowers, a monetary donation is requested and sent in care of her daughter,...
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Pauline Margaret Hearney

January 6, 1916 - June 10, 2015

Polly danced a jig into the pearly gates on June 10th while in the tender care of the Woodhaven staff at The Landing. We mourn her loss, but celebrate her 99 years of a life well-lived. She danced with a delightful step, loved the beach, reading, chocolate and margaritas, and was a gifted golfer with bragging rights to a hole in one at age 89. Born in Indianapolis, IN and formerly of Youngstown,...
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Martha Jane Lee

June 23, 1921 - June 10, 2015


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Joan Elliott Gardner

September 21, 1930 - June 8, 2015

Joan Elliott Gardner, born September 21, 1930, passed away on Monday, June 08, 2015, at the age of 84. Joan is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Stanley Gardner; sons, Mike Gardner (Laura), John Gardner (Kelly), Robert Gardner, Scott Gardner; grandchildren, Brandy Gardner, Brittney Gardner, Brandon Gardner, Brooke Gardner; great-grandson, Liam Gardner; and her sister, Ruth Gordon Turner...
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Gregory Escamilla

November 28, 1936 - June 6, 2015

Gregory Escamilla, of Williamsburg, died June 6, 2015, in his home. He was 78 years old.Gregory was born on November 28, 1936 in San Antonio, Texas. He joined the U.S. Army in 1955 and served three tours in Vietnam, where he earned several medals. In 1978, he retired at Ft. Eustis after reaching the rank of Sergeant and having served honorably for 23 years.Greg is survived by his loving wife...
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Betty Jane Testa

May 24, 1930 - June 6, 2015

Betty Jane Testa, age 85, of Williamsburg, VA and formerly of Fairmont, WV, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015.Betty Jane was employed by State Farm Insurance Agents for over 40 years. She was well-liked amongst her co-workers and loved by her family and friends. She is predeceased by her husband, Vincent Testa. She is survived by her two sons, Edward (Sandra) Testa and Stephen (Linda)...
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Lorraine Augusta Kennedy

October 23, 1918 - June 6, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG - Lorraine Augusta Hansen Kennedy, 96, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2015. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and loyal friend. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Emma L. Hansen and her late husband, Leldon V. Kennedy. Lorraine was born and raised in the New York area and graduated from the Bridgeport School of Nursing,...
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Diana Diana Tambone

December 19, 1934 - June 4, 2015

Mildred Diana Tambone, of Williamsburg, passed away on June 4, 2015, at the age of 80. She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Mildred Gundlach, and her brothers, John and Stanley Gundlach.Diana was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the CIAO Italian Club and St. Bede Catholic Church for several years. She was a friend...
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Laurie Anne Villarreal

October 10, 1945 - June 3, 2015

Lorraine Anne Villarreal "Laurie", age 69, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on June 3, 2015.She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Guadalupe "Lou" Villarreal, Col USAF (Ret); her son, David W. Villarreal, Lt Col USAF; daughter-in-law, Katheryn S. Villarreal; daughter, Lisa M. Brown; son-in-law, David R. Brown; grandchildren, Madeline Grace Brown, Lilyan Marie Brown and Chase Alexander...
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Eddie Givens

April 20, 1948 - June 2, 2015


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Irene West Hodge

January 20, 1917 - June 1, 2015

Irene West Hodge, 98, died June 1, 2015 in Williamsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morgan.Irene was born on January 20, 1917 in Clayton, Alabama. She lived her early life in Clayton and then attended Troy State Teacher's College and the University of Alabama. She taught elementary school in Alabama for several years and then moved to Washington, D.C. While living in D.C. she...
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Irene West Hodge

January 20, 1917 - June 1, 2015

Irene West Hodge, 98, died June 1, 2015 in Williamsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morgan.Irene was born on January 20, 1917 in Clayton, Alabama. She lived her early life in Clayton and then attended Troy State Teacher's College and the University of Alabama. She taught elementary school in Alabama for several years and then moved to Washington, D.C. While living in D.C. she...
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Beulah Orange Furgurson

November 5, 1933 - June 1, 2015

Beulah (Bea) Orange Furgurson passed away on June 1, 2015 at Hospice House in Williamsburg, Virginia. She was born November 5, 1933 in Bedford County, Virginia to the late March O. and Garrison T. Orange. Mrs. Furgurson received her Registered Nurse diploma in 1954 and worked in hospitals in Danville, Richmond and Williamsburg, as well as serving as the school nurse in York County schools. She...
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Harry Adonis Webb

December 3, 1948 - May 31, 2015


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Vincent Cingale

July 19, 1933 - May 30, 2015

Vincent Cingale, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on May 30, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cirginano and his parents, Raymond and Ernestine Cingale.Vince was drafted in 1950, serving our country in the Army. He was assigned to Japan during the Korean conflict until 1955, and was ranked as Sergeant. He later was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years, as a supervisor....
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Jean Fletcher Carter

December 24, 1924 - May 30, 2015

Jean F. Carter, age 90, of Williamsburg, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Jean was born in Richmond, VA and was raised in James City County by Charles and Mary Thompson. She was a long-time member of James River Baptist Church, where she taught first graders for over 45 years, was a vacation bible school teacher, and a mission's leader.She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years,...
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Alastair McCrae Connell

December 29, 1929 - May 29, 2015


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Diane Marie Capone

December 9, 1938 - May 29, 2015

Diane M Capone (76) of Williamsburg; passed away on May 29, 2015 at home. She was born December 9, 1938 at Chelsea Naval Hospital in Chelsea, MA. She graduated from Rosary Academy in Watertown, MA.Diane married Francis Capone in Feb, 1960, and moved to Hampton, VA. They had 3 children. Diane was involved in her children's activities. She was a Girl Scout leader, and a Den mother in Cub Scouts...
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Virginia Brintlinger Willey

May 12, 1937 - May 28, 2015

Virginia (Ginny) Brintlinger Willey passed away Thursday, May 28 at the Hospice House of Williamsburg following a six month struggle with Leukemia. She was born on May 12, 1937 in Bloomington, Illinois, the daughter of Emory and Angeline Conrady Bolin, both of whom preceded her in death.Ginny graduated from the University of Illinois and taught English and journalism at Barrington (IL) High...
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Patricia Carol Nedeau

March 16, 1928 - May 27, 2015


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Kevin Whittier Chambers

September 1, 1959 - May 27, 2015


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Andrea T. Rosa

October 30, 1936 - May 24, 2015

Andrea T. (McLaughlin) Rosa age 78, born October 30, 1936 in Waltham, MA, has passed at her home today May 24, 2015 in Williamsburg, VA to join her Heavenly Father. She is survived by her husband Michael G. Rosa, their children and their families. Andrea on the Fine Art America website:"Well, you won't find a long list of marvelous Art Academy's and mind boggling Art Degrees here....
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Mary Evelyn Hartnett Hazen

February 5, 1913 - May 24, 2015

Mary Evelyn Hartnett Hazen, age 102, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on 24 May 2015, peacefully in her sleep at her home in Williamsburg. She was under the care of Grace Hospice, Williamsburg, VA. She was born in Stafford, KA on 5 Feb 1913.Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Jessie Stone Hartnett; father, Andrew W. Hartnett; husband, William F. Hazen, of Stafford, KA; son, Drew H. Hazen...
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Rownea Salene Sadler

April 20, 1921 - May 23, 2015


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Robert A. Lanna

September 22, 1934 - May 23, 2015

Williamsburg, VA - Robert A. Lanna, 80, passed away on May 23, 2015. Bob was a resident of Windsor Meade in Williamsburg, VA. Bob was a graduate of Hartwick College located in Oneonta, NY. His illustrious insurance career included executive positions at major insurance companies, partner at The Dowler Agency on Long Island, NY and as Founder and sole-proprietor of Personal Financial Services in...
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Anthony F. Bentivegna

August 12, 1924 - May 21, 2015

Anthony F. Bentivegna, of Williamsburg, passed away May 21, 2015, at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sebastian and Augusta Dimino Bentivegna; and his sister, Dorothea Craig.He was born August 12, 1924 in NYC; however, he grew up in North Plainfield, NJ. He was a graduate from North Plainfield High, in 1942, and from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1945- doing it in 3...
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John Aiken Moore

October 27, 1920 - May 19, 2015

John A. Moore, age 94, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on May 19, 2015.He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kerr Moore. John earned a PhD and retired from William & Mary College as a professor. He was a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. John enjoyed bridge, traveling, reading, sports, the stock market and following politics.He is survived by his daughter, Peggy Freeman and...
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Martha Taugher Connolly

February 7, 1935 - May 18, 2015

Martha T. Connolly, 80, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on May 18, 2015. Her loving son Brian Connolly survives her, as well as many nieces and nephews. A distinguished lecturer of voice and music at The College of William and Mary for more than 30 years, Martha will be greatly missed by her many students, friends and family. Born on February 7, 1935 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Martha was the devoted...
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Brenda Smith Durr

July 13, 1942 - May 17, 2015

Brenda Jean Smith Durr passed peacefully on May 17, 2015 surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. A native of Franklinton, LA and long-time resident of Williamsburg, VA, Brenda was 72 years old and born on July 13, 1942. Brenda loved to read, garden, collect art, travel, decorate her home, play bridge and golf, but most of all Brenda loved her family and the Lord. She was an...
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Lee Ann Hurd-Brinkley

June 28, 1952 - May 16, 2015

Although Lee Ann had a big heart in spirit, her physical heart gave out on May 16, 2015. She treasured her life here, but she also suffered pain in silence. Although we will miss her, now there is no more pain, and she can rejoice in seeing her mother who died when she was young and her father who died 8 years ago. So it is with tears of sadness that we say goodbye and also with tears of joy...
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Gussie Accursia Martelle

January 16, 1927 - May 15, 2015

Gussie Martelle, 88, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away Friday, May 15. She is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon "Sarge" Martelle; her father and mother, Lorenzo and Anna Sabella Barbera, of Sciacca, Italy; and her brother, Salvatore Barbera.Born 1927 as Accursia Maria Barbera, she graduated from Bay Ridge High School, January 1945. Gussie was a member of Our Lady's Rosary Makers for which...
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Bobby A. Drewry

August 22, 1942 - May 13, 2015

Bobby A. Drewry, age 72, of Lanexa, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 13, after a brave battle with lung cancer. Bobby met and married his life partner Joanne in 1969 and combined their family of 10 children.Bobby was a self-employed logger for 55 years. He was an avid boat racer and was inducted into the Gulf Marine Hall of Fame in 1971 for his accomplishments in this sport.He...
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William Bruce Clark

March 4, 1931 - May 13, 2015

Captain USCG William B. (Bill) Clark, former Commanding Officer at USCG TC Yorktown, died May 13, 2015. Bill was a career Coast Guard Officer serving in varied assignments from coast to coast. Upon graduation from US Coast Guard Academy in 1953, he was assigned to a Navy Destroyer Escort manned by a CG crew in the Korean theatre of operations during the Korean War. Besides serving on two other...
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Charles John Cuper

November 20, 1946 - May 12, 2015

Charles "John" Cuper, age 68, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.He was the beloved husband of Mary Cuper; loving father of Jonathan Cuper of Virginia Beach; adored grandpa of Colton and Ian Cuper; brother of Karen Morse (John) Wrangell, of Alaska; and also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. John was a member of VFW and DAV in Williamsburg. He enjoyed...
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Odell Thomas Milby

January 2, 1923 - May 10, 2015

Odell Thomas Milby, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday, May 10, at the age of 92. He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul Cornelius and Hattie Maude Wilson Milby; and sister Pearl, Virginia Willis. Odell was a painter for the Chesapeake Corp of Virginia, retiring in 1985. He loved being surrounded by his family and friends, as well as gardening, bird-watching, and photography. He was a...
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Elizabeth LeVan Haberstroh

November 29, 1925 - May 10, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" Haberstroh, age 89, of Williamsburg VA, passed away May 10th at home. Born on November 29, 1925 in Pennsylvania, she lived in Hazlet, NJ for 30 years. Betty was formerly Vice Chairwoman of the Monmouth County Republican Party until her retirement in 1987. She was also Chairwoman of the Monmouth County Board of Elections.Betty was pre-deceased by her brother, Wayne LeVan. She is...
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Mildred Storer Robbins

February 24, 1918 - May 9, 2015

Mildred (Mollie) Storer Robbins, died peacefully on Saturday, May 09, 2015 in the tender care of Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg. Mollie was born on January 24, 1918 in Essex, England, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Storer. She is predeceased by her parents and elder sister, Mona Storer. Her beloved husband, Leo, to whom she always referred as "My old sweetie,"...
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Bernard Henry Cannon

April 13, 1955 - May 9, 2015

Bernard Cannon, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday, May 9 at the age of 60. He was born April 13, 1955 in New York, NY, to the late Bernard and Theresa Cannon; he is also predeceased by his brother, Kevingerarrd Cannon.He is survived by his son, Bernard Cannon; daughters, Aine Cannon, Ashley Cannon, Kate Cannon; two grandchildren; as well as a host of family and friends.A viewing will take...
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Carroll Richard Johnson

March 16, 1944 - May 8, 2015


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Philip Lee Young

January 27, 1933 - May 8, 2015

Philip Lee Young Jr. died peacefully on May 8, 2015 at the age of 82, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's. In addition to a successful career as a chemical engineer with Union Carbide, Phil pursued many avocations: collecting antiques, clocks and watches, sailboat racing and tennis, computers, photography, gardening, bird watching, and travel. His abiding love of music and the...
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Ruth Dobbins Crane

September 8, 1927 - May 6, 2015


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Cacilie Mendez

August 17, 1927 - May 5, 2015


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James M. Richmond

March 24, 1948 - May 5, 2015

James M. Richmond, of Lanexa, VA passed away on May 5, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Tom Richmond and mother, Stella Richmond.He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Crystal Aquilar (Jamie), Maria Richmond; grandchildren, Bryan and Cody; and Sister; Dee Wilson (Joe).James was an Auto Body Technician with Chevrolet. He was an avid Decoy Carver, winning World Championships...
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Linda Utley Mulligan

October 19, 1962 - May 5, 2015

Linda Utley Mulligan, age 52, of Toano, VA, passed away on May 5, 2015.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Mulligan.Linda graduated from Virginia Tech in 1984 and marched with the Marching Virginias. She worked for the Department of Social Services as a Policy Program Consultant. Linda was a member of Walnut Hills Baptist Church where she enjoyed being in the choir. She also...
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Jean G. Hendrix

May 23, 1918 - May 4, 2015

Jean Garner Hendrix, age 96, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on May 4, 2015. She was born in Keo, Arkansas on May 23, 1918, to Lizzie Smith Garner and George Garner.She lived most of her life in Little Rock, Arkansas and moved to Williamsburg in 2002 to be near her son and his family. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Little Rock, for over 50 years and was a dedicated Sunday school...
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Henry Jones Pierce

May 17, 1948 - May 3, 2015

Henry Jones Pierce, Jr., ever called by his nickname, Tucker, passed away May 3, 2015. He is survived by Jane, his wife of 32 years, daughter Hilary (24), and son Robert (20); his mother, Margaret (Peggy) Pierce of Charlotte, North Carolina; sister Margaret Pierce of Ashville, NC; sister Mary Sommers Pierce of Washington, DC, now working in Afghanistan; and brother Samuel Pierce of Sebastopol,...
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Oliver Marshall Kendrick

March 16, 1935 - May 3, 2015

Oliver Marshall Kendrick, age 80, born March 16, 1935, of Williamsburg, VA, died on May 3, 2015 from complications of spinal strokes.Born in Hartford, CT; Oliver lived in East Hartford, CT for 61 years.He was employed for 20 years at the former Newington Children's Hospital and 20 years at United Technologies Research Center and then worked at various businesses as a security guard and an EMT.In...
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Sebastian Joseph Brusca

September 9, 1923 - May 2, 2015


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James Lee Brown

September 21, 1929 - April 30, 2015

James Lee Brown, aged 85, of Williamsburg, passed away on April 30, 2015. He was born in Homestead, FL, on September 21, 1929, to the late Harvey Lee Brown and Vassie Mae Dunlap Brown. Jim, an accomplished athlete, graduated from Homestead High School before attending the University of Alabama. After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1949, he began a 37 year career with Florida Power and...
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Agnes Cecelia Moffett Amtower

April 21, 1921 - April 30, 2015

On April 30, 2015, Agnes Amtower (age 94) passed away in Williamsburg, VA. She was born in Fall River, MA, on April 21, 1921. Her parents were the late Edward L. Moffett and Bridget Martin Moffett. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Portsmouth, RI. Agnes spent her early years in Portsmouth, attending St. Anthony Parish Church, enjoying going to the beach in the summer and ice skating...
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Robert Curtis Leslie Captain, USN

April 2, 1937 - April 30, 2015

Of Williamsburg, VA formerly of Fairfax, VA, National War College, Commanding Officer Patrol Squadron 56, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V" and Star, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry...
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Belva Darlene Smith

August 6, 1936 - April 29, 2015

Belva "Darlene" Smith, age 78 of Williamsburg, VA passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. She was born on August 6, 1936 in Liberal, Missouri.A memorial service to celebrate Darlene's life will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 2:00pm, at Tsena Commocko Baptist Church, 2401 Tsena Rd., Providence Forge, VA 23140. Burial will be held at a later date in Kansas. Online condolences may be...
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Robert Nicholas Francavilla

November 12, 1924 - April 25, 2015


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Mary Elizabeth Radoye

February 19, 1932 - April 24, 2015

Mary E. Radoye age 83, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, April 24, 2015. A local resident for the past 30 years, Mary was an award winning, tournament Bridge player and an active member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Mary was involved in United Methodist Women and a member of the Olive Casey Circle. She served as Chairman of her Circle and was UMW...
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Betty Jo Blair Aardappel

July 3, 1942 - April 24, 2015


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Frank Jerome Miller

November 28, 1920 - April 23, 2015


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Thomas Jerry Millirons

April 29, 1964 - April 22, 2015


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Norman S. Depew

March 17, 1932 - April 22, 2015

Norman S. Depew, age 83, of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday April 22, 2015. Norman was born on March 17, 1932 to the late Daniel and Lillian Depew, in Zion, Illinois. He spent his childhood growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In later years he resided in Columbus, Ohio, Lynchburg and Williamsburg, Virginia, and Naples, Florida. Norman graduated from Western Michigan University; was a...
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Suman Bala

July 10, 1932 - April 22, 2015


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Edith F. Gordon

February 4, 1948 - April 20, 2015

Edith Faye Gordon, age 67, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on April 20, 2015.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Gordon; Archie Carlyle, her first husband; her mother, Bertie A. Flowers; her father, William A. Barnes; her step-father, George T. Flowers, Sr.; and her brother, George T. Flowers, Jr.Edith was a homemaker, who enjoyed crocheting, gardening, ceramics and cross...
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Rosellen Hoffman Via

September 9, 1921 - April 20, 2015

Rosellen Hoffman Via, age 93, was called home on Monday, April 20, 2015. She was the daughter of Rose Harman and Allan R. Hoffman, and loving wife of G. Guy Via, Jr. for 62 years until his death in 2006. She is survived by her son, Gilbert Guy Via, III and his wife, Donna of Williamsburg, a grandson Guy Via, IV of Newport News, and by Jamie and John Radtke, their children Abigail, Sarah, and...
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Marian Ruddel Hoyle

April 23, 1942 - April 20, 2015

Marian Ruddel Hoyle, age 72, of Williamsburg, VA, died on April 20, 2015, ultimately succumbing at the end of a courageous and gracious battle with Alzheimer's disease.Marian was born in Washington, D.C. in 1942 to Frieda Grebel Ruddel and Soloman Ruddel and grew up in Arlington, VA. She attended the College of William and Mary where she majored in mathematics. Following her graduation and...
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Helena Kekesi

November 11, 1936 - April 19, 2015


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