Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory - Great Bridge Chapel

Hollomon-Brown's primary function is to be of assistance to those who have the responsibility and the right to care for a family member who has died. It is our desire to help the next of kin with that responsibility in any way possible. To accomplish that, we offer many services and funeral merchandise along with the most up to date facilities at each one of our funeral homes. Our job is to explain any and all options available; and the next of kin makes the choice as to the type of funeral arrangements they desire.

We have ten convenient locations serving the Hampton Roads area that are designed to make a difficult time a little easier for the families that we serve. The funeral of a loved one is a time in which family and friends gather to honor a life lived and to support the next of kin. It is comforting for the family to know that they have chosen a facility that provides a gracious place with ample room, to receive their guests. Families have long looked to Hollomon-Brown for superior facilities and services.


Our Obituaries

James F. Nemeth

January 17, 1959 - October 31, 2013

James F. Nemeth, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013. He was born on January 17, 1959, in Dearborn, Michigan. He served 30 years in the Navy, after which he worked as a Human Resources Manager for DRS Technologies in Elizabeth City. Jim was known for his heartwarming smile and his cheesy sense of humor. He had an optimistic outlook on life that made him a joy to be around. He touched...
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Cecil Ray Smith

October 31, 2013

Cecil Ray Smith, 77, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013, in his home. Born in Town Creek, AL, he was retired from the U. S. Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer after 26 years of service. Cecil is survived by his wife, Carol Smith; four children, Diana Davis and husband Darrell, Marty Smith and wife Melissa, Sonya Lawson and husband Chris and Randy Smith and wife Sharon; four step...
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Marion L. Quinn

October 29, 2013

Marion L. Quinn, 84, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Born in Quincy, FL, she traveled the world as a devoted military spouse for many years. She was a long time member of Kempsville Baptist Church. Marion is survived by two daughters, Karen Cooper (Hill) and Marjorie Mathison (Robert); a grandson, Daniel George; a host of great grandchildren; and a very special friend, Gi Sherman. A...
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James Luther Hayes

October 27, 2013

James Luther "Jay" Hayes, 84, of the 3200 block of Hancock Dr., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on October 27, 2013. He was born in Etowah, Tennessee to the late Luther Hayes and Irene Jack. He was a member of Azalea Garden Church of God. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 29 years, Lily "Lynn" Hayes; daughters, Cindy Vandergrift and husband Bill, Renea McCave, and Gina Hayes; son,...
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Rosalie Hall

September 30, 2013

Rosalie Hall, 98, passed away Monday, September 30, 2013. Born in Currituck, NC, she was the daughter of the late William N. and Dixie Forbes Hampton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Neily M. Hall; a sister, Thelma H. Munden; and two brothers, Alton and Harvey Hampton. Rosalie is survived by her a sister, Grace Hampton Agent and many nieces and nephews. The family is deeply...
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Peter Seegmueller

September 30, 2013

Peter Seegmueller, 53, of Chesapeake, VA, died September 30, 2013. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel is assisting the family.
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Christine Wilson Hale

September 21, 2013

Christine W. Hale, 79, passed away Sept 21, 2013. A native of Tidewater, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Lucille Wilson. She was a Marine wife and homemaker most of her life. She was an avid QVC shopper, loved watching reality TV court dramas, Matlock and Gunsmoke. As the matriarch of the family she had many stories and a wonderful sense of humor. She is preceded by her...
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Maria Antonia Carlin

September 19, 2013

Maria Antonia Carlin, 66, of the 1300 block of Fordyce Drive, Chesapeake, VA, passed away on September 19, 2013. Born in Puerto Rico, she was a member of the Catholic Church. Maria is survived by her beloved husband of 44 ½ years, Patrick A. Carlin; a daughter, Teresa A. Wood and husband Thomas of Chesapeake, VA; two sons, Luis G. Carlin of Portage, WI, and Michael P. Carlin Sr. and wife...
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Eugene Gray Newman

September 8, 2013

Eugene Gray Newman, 81, of Cedar Rd., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013. Born in Goldsboro, NC, he was the son of the late Fred and Annie Newman. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1960. Prior to that he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1949 and served in the Korea War from 1950 to 1952 as part of the Counter-Mortar Radar group. His professional career...
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Clifford W. Shuler

September 5, 2013

Clifford W. Shuler, 68, of Moyock, NC, formerly of Bethel Park, PA, passed away on September 5, 2013. Born in Cleveland, OH, Cliff was retired from the U. S. Navy where he served with distinction for 22 years. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Cliff is survived by his wife, Judith Shuler; a daughter, Devon Curtis and husband Bill; son, Brian D. Shuler; two grandchildren, William...
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John R. Kappleman

September 2, 2013

John R. Kappleman, 86, of Chesapeake, VA, passed away on September 2, 2013. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.
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David Allen Rawls

August 28, 2013

David Allen Rawls, 56, of the 1600 block of Woodbriar Lane, Chesapeake, VA, passed away on August 28, 2013. He was the son of Addie Neilson and the late John M. Rawls, and superintendent for Asphalt Roads and Materials. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Elsie C. Rawls; mother, Addie Neilson Rawls; son, Wade Allen Rawls; stepson, Joseph Goss and wife Jessica; stepdaughter, Rebecca...
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Catherine LoConte

August 28, 2013

Catherine LoConte, 88, of Chesapeake, VA, passed away August 28, 2013. Services will be in Pennsylvania at a later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel handling local arrangements.
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Katheryn Sue Douglass

August 21, 2013

Katheryn Sue Douglass, 55, of Holly Ridge Court, Chesapeake, VA, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in her home. Born in Fort Riley, KS, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Willa Elswick. She was a member of Deep Creek United Methodist Church. Katheryn is a veteran of the United States Army and served as a Spanish teacher for over 15 years at Larkspur Middle School in Virginia Beach,...
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Robert L. Wunnenberg

August 8, 2013

Robert L. Wunnenberg, 70, of Hickory Rd. E., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Ruth Wunnenberg. He was a retired machinist from Norfolk & Southern Railway Co. after 28 years. He was a member of Great Bridge Church of Christ and Machinist Union. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 44...
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Hertie Ellen Parker

December 13, 1924 - August 4, 2013

Hertie Ellen Parker, 88, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Born on December 13, 1924, she was the daughter of O.T. Holton, Sr. and Bessie Kirby Holton. Hertie was married to the late Charles Clayton "Buck" Parker, Jr. Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Parker Wightman of King William, VA; two sons, Charles C. Parker, III of Rustburg, VA and Steven Wayne Parker of Suffolk, VA; brother,...
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David Samuel Swindell

July 28, 2013

David Samuel Swindell, 78, of the 400 block of Plainfield Ave., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on July 28, 2013. He was born in North Carolina to the late Inez W. Swindell and Augusta S. Clarke. He was also predeceased by his sister, Joyce P. Swindell. He retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a Crane Operator. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 50 years, Doris F. Swindell;...
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Dennis Byrd

December 15, 1964 - July 27, 2013

Dennis Byrd, 48, of Chesapeake, VA, devoted husband of Vicky Byrd, passed away peacefully on Saturday (July 27, 2013) after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on December 15, 1964 in Norfolk, VA. On July 11, 1987, he married his best friend and soul mate. He was a proud and loving father of his two boys, Kyle and Brandon. Dennis was a hardworking, loving, funny and caring father,...
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Brent Gale Schill

July 27, 2013

Brent Gale "Jr." Schill, 12, of the 1000 block of Baugher Ave., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Born in Melbourne, FL, Brent was a 6th grade student at Deep Creek Middle School. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Patricia Schill and Michael Mitchell of Chesapeake, VA; father and stepmother, Brent and Sharon Schill of North Carolina; seven sisters, Sierra, Molly...
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Eunice Fordham Collier

August 3, 1924 - July 26, 2013

Eunice Fordham Collier, 88, of Chesapeake, VA, passed away July 26, 2013, in Chesapeake, Virginia. Born August 3, 1924 in Richmond, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late George Ward Fordham and Ruby Dyer Fordham. She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. She is survived by her daughter, Faye White Hannah; her son, Michael Terrence Dowdy; numerous nieces and nephews which...
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Michael Prince

July 24, 2013

Michael Prince, 61, of Parker Rd., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Born in Portsmouth, VA, he was the son of the late Jesse and Marceline Prince. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Alice Williams. He was a Fabricator with Diamond Glazing Inc. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and an avid Red Sox fan. Left to cherish Michael's memory is his wife of 20 years,...
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Alexandrine Mary Schutte

July 15, 2013

Alexandrine Mary Schutte, 76, of the 600 block of Hillwell Rd., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on July 15, 2013. Born in New Haven, CT, Mrs. Schutte was a registered nurse and practiced for many years with the Chesapeake Public School System. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Leo E. Schutte, Jr.; two sons, Leo Schutte III and wife Lucia Coale, James Schutte and wife Susan; a daughter,...
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Betty J. Morgan

July 12, 2013

Betty J. Morgan, 80, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013. Born in Charleston, WV, she was a retired Teller from Bank of America. She was a member of a Relay for Life Team. Betty was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Ridenhour. She is survived by her son-in-law, Mike Ridenhour of Chesapeake, VA; long-time friend and companion, Norman Brien; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A...
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John Emil Dice

June 10, 2013

John Emil Dice, 27, of Dissdale Court, Chesapeake, VA, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013. Born in Rockville, MD, John is survived by wife, Mariah C. Dice of Torrington, CT; parents, Dr. James E. and Janis Dice of Chesapeake, VA; maternal grandmother, Jeane Sementelli of Lock Haven, PA; paternal grandmother, Doris Dice of Montoursville, PA; two sisters, Jessica Morrow and husband Nathanial of...
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Rudolph Bayze Martinez USN (Ret.)

June 8, 2013

Rudolph Bayze (Marty) Martinez, U.S. Navy, retired, 87, passed away on June 8, 2013. Born in California, Marty was a retired Chief Radioman with the U.S. Navy having served 27 years. He was also retired from Civil Service after 22 years and was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Marty was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. ...
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Goldie Wood Bartee

June 7, 2013

Goldie Wood Bartee, age 102, died Friday, June 7, 2013, in Virginia Beach. She was the wife of the late Herman E. Bartee, and is survived by nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 AM Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel handling arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon...
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Clifford L. Seyler

June 5, 2013

Clifford L. Seyler, 87, passed away June 5, 2013. He was born in Fairbury, IL and retired from Norshipco as a machinist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances M. Seyler. He is survived by his children, Clifford F. Seyler and wife Karen of Camden, NC, Janet L. Domazos and husband Frank of Virginia Beach, VA, Rebecca L. Smith, Stanley E. Seyler and wife Betty of Chesapeake, VA, Edith A....
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Pamela Janice Howarth

May 30, 2013

Pamela Janice Howarth, 61, of the 600 block of Aquila Dr., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on May 30, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Peter T. Howarth; two brothers, Forest Whitehead of Upper Sandusky, OH, and Andrew Whitehead and wife Tonya of York, SC; and four nieces. Pamela was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hollomon...
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Thelma Alley Holland

October 22, 1920 - May 30, 2013

Thelma Alley Holland, 92, went to be with her Lord May 30, 2013. She was born October 22, 1920 in Petersburg, Virginia, the daughter of Daniel E. Alley II and Rosa Alley. She was predeceased by her husband of more than 60 years, Lewis C. Holland, who died February 13, 2013. Both Thelma and Lewis were charter members of Indian River Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA. Thelma was a dedicated...
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Walter R. Dexheimer, Jr.

May 28, 2013

Walter R. Dexheimer, Jr., 84, died May 28, 2013. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Chesapeake.
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Michelle Renea Wright Bevins

May 19, 2013

Michelle Renea Wright Bevins, 40, of Allen Drive, Chesapeake, VA, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013, in her home. Born in Norfolk, VA, she was preceded in death by her mother, Dianne Wright. She was a loving wife, mother, and friend to many. Left to cherish Michelle's memory are her loving husband of 20 years, Gary Bevins; son, Gary Wayne Bevins; daughter, Reese Nicole Bevins; father, Wayne...
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Robert E. Rosendahl

May 7, 2013

Robert "Rob" E. Rosendahl, 32, of the 1000 block of Bluebird Drive, Chesapeake, VA, passed away on May 7, 2013. Born in Prince Frederick, MD, Robert was an A.S.E. certified mechanic with Beach Street Auto. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and raising chickens. He is survived by his loving wife, Christy C. Rosendahl; parents, Mark and Jacqueline Rosendahl of Virginia Beach, VA; sister, Tracy M....
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John Bruce Petrie

May 3, 2013

John Bruce Petrie, 75, passed away on May 3, 2013, in Chesapeake, VA. Born in Jersey City, NJ to the late Eleanor and Leroy Petrie. John retired from Norfolk International Airport and was a United States Air Force veteran. He is survived by a daughter, Antje L. Petrie-Roberson and husband John, two sons, Gregory J. Petrie and wife Bettina, and Brent J. Petrie, mother of his children, Louise...
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Helga F. Whitfield

May 3, 2013

Helga F. Whitfield, 77, passed away May 3, 2013. She was born in Freiburg, Germany and is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Edwin T. Whitfield. She is also survived by her daughters, Karen B. Money and husband Dan, and Lisa W. Ilagan and husband Federico all of Chesapeake, VA; son, Edwin T. Whitfield, II of Norfolk, VA; and grandchildren, Brittany, Thomas and Josh. A graveside...
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Ssg Joshua William Pratt USA

April 25, 2013

SSG Joshua William Pratt, 32, of Washington State, tragically and suddenly passed away while on active duty in Washington State. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Pratt; his four young children, Trinity, Corryn, Arianna and Kurtis Pratt; and his brother-in-arms, William "Duck" Jones. He is also survived by his mother, Cynthia Davis; father, Daniel Pratt; brother, Robert Campbell; and sister,...
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Douglas Roy Allen, Jr.

April 22, 2013

Douglas Roy Allen, Jr., 67, of Ferebee Ave., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, in his home. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was a retired Marine Pipe Fitter with Shop 56 from Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church and South Norfolk Ruritan Club. Roy is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, JoAnne Rust Allen of Chesapeake, VA; two sons, Douglas R....
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Catherine C. Ellis

April 18, 2013

Catherine C. Ellis, 80, of Chesapeake, VA, passed away April 18, 2013. Arrangements are private with Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel.
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Barbara Stillman

April 13, 2013

Barbara "Bobbi" Stillman, 74, of the 100 block of Applewood Drive, Moyock, NC, beloved wife, mother, mema, sister, and friend went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 13, 2013. She was surrounded by many who loved her dearly. Born in Sand Ridge, West Virginia, Bobbi was a member of Great Bridge United Methodist Church. She was a former Sunday School teacher, Worship leader, wedding...
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Lois Faye Bondurant

November 9, 1928 - April 12, 2013

Lois Faye Bondurant, died peacefully at Beth Shalom Village, Virginia Beach, VA, on April 12, 2013. Faye enjoyed being an active member and Deaconess at Rosemont Christian Church in Portlock, (Chesapeake, VA). Faye loved to read, loved the Yankees, and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She worked for Chesapeake Schools and retired as a school cafeteria manager. Prior to that,...
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George D. Youmans

April 11, 2013

George D. Youmans, 76, of the 700 block of Inlet Quay, Chesapeake, VA, passed away on April 11, 2013. A native of New York, George was a retired chief with the U. S. Navy. During his 20 years of service he served on all three types of Submarines. He was a former member of the V.F.W. and the St. Pius X Men's Club. George is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeannette Youmans; a son, George D....
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Ferdinand H. Carlsen II

April 11, 2013

Ferdinand H. Carlsen, II, 89, of Martin Ave., Norfolk, VA, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2013, in his residence. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the husband of the late Cora Alice Carlsen. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Esther Tatem. He retired in 1974 from civil service as an Aircraft Inspector with NARF. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Ferdinand is survived by...
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Doris L. Burres

April 3, 2013

Doris L. Burres, 91, of the 800 block of Parker Road, Chesapeake, VA, was called home on April 3, 2013. She joins her soul mate, "Red", of 50 years who predeceased her 10 years ago. Doris was born in Gordon, PA in 1922. She moved to Portsmouth, VA in 1950 where she met her future husband. They married in 1952 and were together until his passing in 2003. She was a devoted Navy wife of 28 years,...
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Robert Beeman

March 26, 2013

Robert "Bob" Beeman, 73, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Bob was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, in Chesapeake Virginia. He was retired from the U. S. Navy and an Admirals hockey fan. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy C. Beeman; children, Tonya Beeman, Dolly Ann Beeman-Stephens and husband Scott, Robert Jackson Beeman, Jr. and wife Darhi, Michael W....
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Margaret Gordon Wilgus

March 26, 2013

Margaret Gordon Wilgus, 88, of the 1300 block of Cedar Rd., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on March 26, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Robert D. Gordon and Mary Ellen White. She was also predeceased by her husband, Myron E. Wilgus; and a son, Edward M. Wilgus. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Warren D. Wilgus and wife Sharon of Moyock, NC; grandchildren, David, Brian and wife...
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Louis John Ulanich

September 27, 1919 - March 21, 2013

Louis John Ulanich, 93, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2013, in Norfolk, VA. He was born on September 27, 1919, to Mary and Louis Ulanich. He grew up in the coal mining town of Westland, PA and graduated from Hickory High School. Louis served with honor in the United States Army as Staff Sergeant beginning in 1940 where his service included India and United States. He was honorably...
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Otis Jackson Karnes, Jr.

June 2, 1925 - March 20, 2013

Otis Jackson Karnes, Jr., 87, of the 900 block of Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA, passed away March 20, 2013, in Chesapeake, VA. He was born June 2, 1925, in Mullens, WV to the late Otis J. Karnes and Beulah H. Karnes. He was raised in Roanoke, VA, and graduated from Jefferson Senior High School. He was a proud veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific on the battleship USS Iowa. He was an...
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Mildred Christina Tucek

March 17, 2013

Mildred Christina Tucek, 81, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013, in her daughter's home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Chicago, IL, she was the widow of Richard F. Tucek. She was very patriotic and loved politics and conservative talk radio. Mildred is survived by three children, Gary Michael Tucek and wife Rosina, Cheryl Lynn Lawson, and Alan Richard Tucek and wife Nicole; four...
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Joan Curtis Richards

March 17, 2013

Joan Curtis Richards, 78, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Born in New York, she was a retired administrator from Misrecordia Hospital in New York City. She was a former member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Freddy Curtis; and daughter, Gail Richards. She is survived by two daughters, Jo A. Moore and fiancé Christopher Richards of...
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Anne Rebecca Jernigan

March 11, 2013

Anne Rebecca Jernigan, 89, passed away on March 11, 2013. Born in Suffolk, VA, Anne was the widow of Norman T. Jernigan and retired from Stewart Sandwiches. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra H. Cowger (Wimpy) of Chesapeake, VA; five grandchildren, Blair Henley, Kyle Henley, Deborah Anne Beasley, Garland Beasley, Jr. and P. J. Beasley; and four great grandchildren. A funeral service will be...
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William Neile Adams

June 13, 1938 - March 2, 2013

William Neile Adams, arrived via helicopter at Norfolk General Hospital on February 24, 2013, and departed for his new life unassisted on March 2, 2013. "Bill" or "Paw Paw" as he is known was born on June 13, 1938 in Tyler, Texas to Mr. Max Raymond Adams and Mrs. Fannie Bell Cox, who both preceded him and is 1 of their 13 children. He is survived by his own 3 children, Neile, Wayne and Lorrie...
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Harold Holder

February 21, 2013

Harold "Butch" Holder, 70, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in his home. Born in Charlotte, NC, he was the owner/operator of Greenbrier Glass in Chesapeake until he retired. He was a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War. Butch is survived by his wife and childhood sweetheart of 52 years, Irene Holder; daughter, Kellie Belote (Ned); son, Keith Holder (Jessica);...
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James B. Johnson

February 19, 2013

James B. Johnson, 90, of Douglas Rd., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in his residence. Born in Mountain City, TN, he was the husband of late Lena E. Johnson. He was also preceded in death by a son, James R. Johnson; and grandson, William Boyd. He was a retired Aircraft Painter and a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. James joined Norview Masonic Lodge# 113 in 1952 and is a 33rd...
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Skcm Carl F. Healan, USN

February 9, 2013

SKCM Carl F. Healan, USN, Ret., passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013, in a local hospital. Born in Winder, GA he was the son of the late Franklin and Ethel Healan, and husband to the late Ruby Lee Healan. Left to cherish his memory are four daughters, Anita Llewellyn (Dave) of Chesapeake, VA, Peggy Smith (Warren) of Suffolk, VA, Nancy Wilson (Gary) of Panama City, FL and Linda O'Neal (David...
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Dana LaVon Evans

February 4, 2013

Dana LaVon Evans, 46, of Brennhaven Trail, Chesapeake, VA, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in her home. Born in Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Shirley J. Barnes. She is survived by her husband, Larry D. Carter, Sr. of Portsmouth, VA; daughter, Savannah R. Crump (Justin) of Chesapeake, VA; four sons, David W. Jewell (Chelsie) of Virginia Beach, VA, Eric M. Evans of Chesapeake, VA,...
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Mary K. Davis

January 30, 2013

Mary K. "Kay" Davis, 92, of Chesapeake, VA, died Jan. 30, 2013. She was born in Fostoria, OH and was the daughter of the late Ted and Ruth Rinehart, and the widow of COL John J. Davis, USAF, (Ret.). Kay moved to Chesapeake in 1968 at the time of her husband's retirement. She was an avid reader and gardener. Kay is survived by a daughter, Kathy R. Beasley of Melfa, VA; 2 sons, Ronald B. Davis ...
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Angela M. Alix

January 29, 2013

Angela M. Alix, 92, passed away January 29, 2013. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and had retired from Home Interiors and Gifts as Branch Manager. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony V. Alix, and is survived by her daughter, Kathy Rix of Chesapeake, VA; son, James Alix of Ohio; and 5 grandchildren, Matthew Alix, Michael Alix, Megan Alix, Vincent Detell,...
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John Herbert Sivells, Jr.

March 18, 1949 - January 23, 2013

On January 23, 2013, John H. Sivells, "Country" "Big John", suddenly heeded the call of his Lord to enter into eternal rest. John was born March 18, 1949, the first son to the late John H. and Vivian Hawkins Sivells. John served in the Army and received an Honorable discharge. John worked for Metro Machine Corp. for eighteen years. He leaves to cherish loving memories to his wife and best...
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Andrea Renee White

January 23, 2013

Andrea "Star" Renee White, 27, passed away in an auto accident January 23, 2013. She was born in Norfolk, VA and was an Export Coordinator with CMA-CGM America. Andrea loved video games, animals and history. She had a nurturing spirit that will never be forgotten! She is survived by her fiancé, Chris Barnes; her mother, Angie Wolfe; father, Dennis White; sister, Stefani Clardy; niece,...
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Grace C. McCormick

January 14, 2013

Grace C. McCormick, 94, of Norfolk, VA, passed away on Jan. 14, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Cecil and Lizzie Davenport. Grace was preceded in death by her husband, George McCormick. Grace is survived by a daughter, Gail Watson and husband George of Chesapeake, VA; a brother, Edward Davenport of Suffolk, VA; 2 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. There will be a gathering of...
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Joseph Elwood Scott

December 24, 2012

Joseph Elwood Scott, 91, went to be with the Lord on Christmas Eve 2012. He was a native of South Norfolk and was the son of the late Howard L. Scott and Edna Olson Scott Hanna. He was retired from the F.S. Royster Company after thirty years as a supervisor and was employed as a professional hearse driver with twenty five years of service with Hollomon-Brown Funeral Homes. Elwood leaves behind...
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Monserrate Ortiz

December 22, 2012

Monserrate Ortiz, 92, of the 300 block Briarfield Dr., Chesapeake, VA, died Dec. 22, 2012. She was born in Puerto Rico, and was the daughter of the late Benito and Francisca DeJesus. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Ortiz. Monserrate is survived by 2 daughters, Carol Ortiz and Esther Dodge and husband Mark; 2 sons, Luis Rodriguez and wife Monin and Jorge Ortiz and wife Sheryl...
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Susan Burmood

March 28, 1947 - December 5, 2012

Susan Burmood, passed away at the emergency room of Chesapeake Regional Hospital on December 5, 2012. Born March 28, 1947 to Fred C. and Janet Huffert in Greeley, Colorado, she lived and went to school in Kersey, Colorado, a small town along the Platte River. Susan was active in the Community Church and leaves many friends in that area. She met her future husband, Richard Burmood, in the...
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Hilda Beecham Stakes

May 1, 1922 - December 5, 2012

Hilda Beecham Stakes, 90, was called home to be with her Lord Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. She was born in Harrellsville, NC on May 1, 1922 to the late James D. and Lucy Taylor Beecham. She was predeceased by her husband, Luther H. Stakes and two sisters, Miriam Lanier and Irma Britt. She is survived by her children, James H. Stakes and wife Karen of Portsmouth, VA, William J. Stakes and wife Janet...
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Anne Johnson Sage

December 4, 2012

Anne Johnson Sage, 85, of the 500 block of Etheridge Rd., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on December 4, 2012. Born in Norfolk, VA, Anne was a member of Englewood Baptist Church and retired from Equifax after 45 years of service. She was an avid member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Auxiliary and the Women's Veterans Auxiliary. Anne was the widow of Dan H. Johnson, Sr. and is survived by a daughter,...
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Herman Allen Hall, Jr.

June 21, 1923 - November 30, 2012

Herman A. Hall, Jr., passed away November 30, 2012, in Virginia Beach, Virginia just 23 days after his beloved wife Evelyn. He was born June 21, 1923 in Norfolk County, Virginia and was predeceased by his father, Herman A. Hall, Sr.; his mother, Maybelle H. Hall; and his brother, Beverly J. Hall. He is survived by his children, Cheryll H. Tuthill and husband Jim, Herman Hall III and wife Susan,...
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Sharon K. LaFreniere

November 29, 2012

Sharon K. LaFreniere, 69, passed away November 29, 2012. She was born in Sayre, PA to the late Eugene and Catherine Bird. She was predeceased by her son, Joseph Bauer. She was retired from the United States Postal Service in Norfolk, VA. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Waller and son-in-law Billy Waller of Chesapeake, VA; her son, Willi Bauer of Virginia Beach, VA; her grandchildren,...
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Percy Sellers

September 26, 1932 - November 25, 2012

Percy Sellers, 80, passed away Sunday, November, 25, 2012. He was born on September 26, 1932 in Pine Level, North Carolina. He moved to Norfolk, Virginia and joined the US Navy at age 20. After leaving the Navy, he became a longtime resident of South Norfolk before retiring to Aydlett, North Carolina. His family is his legacy. Percy is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Dekker Sellers;...
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Ruth B. VanHorn

August 31, 2012

Ruth B. VanHorn, 81, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012, in her residence. She was a native of Chesapeake, VA, and was the daughter of the late Clarence and Effie Barr. A graduate of Old Dominion University, she retired from Georgetown Elementary School and the Chesapeake School system after twenty nine years. Ruth was a faithful member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church where she served on...
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William Daniel Hayman, Jr.

August 29, 2012

William Daniel Hayman, Jr., 78, passed away on August 29, 2012. William is survived by his adoring wife, Peggy Dunlo Hayman to whom he was married 58 years. Also survived by his loving daughter, Dawn Hayman Curl and her husband Thomas E. Curl of Chesapeake, VA; two grandsons, Christopher Paul Curl of Austin, TX and Shaun Michael Curl of Chesapeake, VA. He passed away at home surrounded by his...
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Kenneth E. Atkinson

August 26, 2012

Kenneth E. Atkinson, 83, of the 3800 block of Dunstan Ct., Chesapeake, VA, passed away August 26, 2012, in Chesapeake Regional Hospital. A native of Buxton, Maine, he was the son of the late Jay and Bertha Atkinson. He retired from American Cyanide Chemical as a Chemical Engineer. He was a disabled Korean War veteran of the Army and was a P.O.W. He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor Atkinson,...
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Alice K. Phillips

September 28, 1943 - August 17, 2012

Alice K. Phillips, 68, passed away Friday, August 17, 2012. Born September 28, 1943. She is survived by two brothers, William Mason and Raymond Daughtrey; three sisters, Carolyn Whitten, Judy Loyd and Deborah Shreeves; a special nephew, Raymond Daughtrey, Jr.; and special friend and caregiver, Linda Hundley. A graveside service will be held Monday at Noon at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens....
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Joseph H. Mobley, USN (Ret.)

August 15, 2012

Joseph H. "Reggie" Mobley, USN (Ret.), 73, a loving and devoted husband and father, passed away August 15, 2012, in Elizabeth City, NC. A native of Louisville, KY, he was the son of the late Walter and Bessie Mobley. He retired from the US Navy as a 1st Class Petty Officer after 20 ½ years of service, having served in Korea and Vietnam. He also retired from Civil Service at the Norfolk...
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Beverly Ann Zeff

February 29, 1960 - August 14, 2012

On August 14, 2012, Beverly Ann Zeff let go of her earthly bonds to fly free in the universe. Born Feb. 29, 1960, she entered this world on her own terms, lived her life that way, and died at home in that same spirit. Nothing, not even the cancer that took her from us, could stand in her way. Bev is leaving behind her devoted husband and soul mate, Lloyd; her son, Steven; daughters, Patsy and...
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Catherine Elizabeth Sellers

August 14, 2012

Catherine Elizabeth Sellers, 75, of the 5600 block of Summit Arch, Chesapeake, VA, passed away August 14, 2012, at home. A native of Rock Hill, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Annie Vinson, and the widow of Gordon Lee Sellers. She is survived by her daughter, Christina F. Bell and husband Steve of Hampton, VA; four sons, Glenn Holmes, Russell Sellers, Darin B. Sellers...
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Annabell L. Young Webb

August 12, 2012

Annabell (Anna) L. Young Webb, 69, of Moyock, NC, passed away on August 12, 2012, in the home she loved surrounded by her family after a long and tiring battle with Breast Cancer. She was born in Summers County, WV to the late Arnold M. Young and Garnett M. Glover. Anna was an amazing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Her family and her faith were the center of her...
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Frances West Roberson

August 8, 2012

Frances West "Jean" Roberson, 74, of the 100 block of Callison Drive, Chesapeake, VA, passed away August 8, 2012, in her home. A native of Roanoke Rapids, NC, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret West. She retired from the Chesapeake Police Department as a Clerk Typist III. She was a member of Great Bridge Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Leonard R....
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Henry L. Privott

August 5, 2012

Henry L. Privott, 77, of the 4300 block of Johnston Lane in Kitty Hawk, NC, passed away August 5, 2012, in Norfolk, VA. A native of Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Alvin and Katie Privott. He was a retired Sales Representative for World's Finest Chocolate. He was a life member of the VFW, was a member of the 2nd Missile Battalion, 71st Artillery, and from his service in the Army received...
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Marian B. Morris

August 2, 2012

Marian B. Morris, 61, passed away August 2, 2012. Marian was born in Edenton, NC and was married to her husband, Michael L Morris for 42 years. She was preceded by her parents, Ray and Irene Boyce. She is survived by her 2 sons, Michael and his wife Joy Morris and Randy and his wife Lisa Morris; her 4 sisters, Patricia and her husband Al Waff, Mary and her husband Bill Holloman, Carrie and her...
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John Matthew Lader

July 28, 2012

John Matthew Lader, 33, of the 1100 block of Red Maple Rd., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on July 28, 2012. Born in Portsmouth, VA to John and Teressa Lader; John is also survived by a brother, Justin Lader, maternal grandparents, Arch and Camilla Griffin, and paternal grandmother, Daisy R. Lader, all of Chesapeake, VA. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Chesapeake...
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Shawn Collins

July 13, 2012

Shawn Collins, 43, passed away on July 13, 2012. Born in Euclid, OH, Shawn was a freelance I.T. consultant. He loved NASCAR, being outdoors in his yard, country music, making people laugh and above all Budweiser. Shawn is survived by his wife, Tamara; four sons, Nolan and Connor Collins, Austin and Ryan Temple; mother, Catherine Collins; sister, Kelly Davis; two brothers, Philip and Daniel...
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Frances H. Hazard

July 10, 2012

Frances H. Hazard, 86 of the 900 block of Hollywood Dr., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on July 10, 2012. She was born in Greensboro, NC and predeceased by her son, Edward Hazard III. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband of 61 years, Edward P. Hazard, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA; daughter, Susan E. Snellings and husband Louis of...
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William Oscar Carrow, Sr.

July 8, 2012

William Oscar Carrow, Sr., 95, of Chesapeake, Virginia, died Sunday July 8, 2012. He was born in Beauford County, NC to the late Thomas S. and Lovey E. Carrow in November of 1916. A Combat veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the 101st Airborne Division and jumped over Normandy the day before the June 6, 1944 invasion. He survived The Battle of the Bulge at Bastogne and...
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Franklin Roosevelt Moss, Jr.

July 3, 2012

Franklin Roosevelt Moss, Jr., passed away on July 3, 2012. He was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Franklin Moss, Sr. and Doris Bryant. An avid fisherman and hunter, the Smokey Mountains were the place he loved to be. His children and grandchildren were his life and he loved them dearly. Left to cherish his memory is the love of his life, Beverly Larry; son, Cameron Ayers and wife Jennifer,...
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Catherine E. Harrison

June 29, 2012

Catherine E. Harrison, 87, who devoted her life to her husband and family, passed away peacefully June 29, 2012 in a Chesapeake hospital. She was a native of Onancock and was the daughter of the late Lester and Lillian Evans. She was the widow of Paul H. Harrison, Sr. Catherine is survived by six children, Paul Henry Harrison, Jr., Lester Herbert Harrison, Thomas Daniel Harrison, Rebecca Jean...
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Janie Mathias

June 12, 2012

Janie Mathias, went to be with her Heavenly Father on June 12, 2012. She was the daughter of Rutter and Louise McPherson. She was predeceased by her husband, Linwood Mathias; a brother, Sidney McPherson; and three sisters, Eva Nunziata, Edna Miller and Ruby Mathias. She is survived by her son, Steven Mathias and wife Cindy; her daughter, Glenda Hudgins and husband Gary; five grandchildren,...
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Fay W. Owen

June 5, 2012

Fay W. Owen, 82, went to be with Jesus June 5, 2012. Mrs. Owen was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Claud S. and Daisy A. Grant Whitehurst. Mrs. Owen worked at the Norfolk Day Nursery for 25 years. She was predeceased by her husband, George F. Owen; and daughter, Deborah L. Weldon. Left to cherish her memory are daughter, Connie J. Lawson and husband Alfred R. Lawson; son-in-law, Jarrell S....
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Frank Bragg

March 16, 1925 - May 22, 2012

Frank Bragg, 87, of South Mills, went on to be with the Lord on May 22, 2012, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, NC. He was born on March 16, 1925, to the late Earnest Bragg and Pearlie Yates Bragg in Stringtown, KY. Mr. Bragg worked in the coal mines in Aflax, KY and later went on to a successful career with Norfolk & Southern Railroad retiring after 32 years. He was a member of Chesapeake...
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Nancy Clement

April 24, 2012

Nancy Clement, 66, died April 24, 2012. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel.
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Mary Elizabeth Mills

April 22, 2012

Mary Elizabeth Mills, 47, died April 22, 2012, in her home. All services will be private. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel is handling arrangements.
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James Oliver Wagner III

April 4, 1948 - April 11, 2012

James "Jim" Wagner, 64, of Chesapeake, VA, lost his battle with lung cancer on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, peacefully in his home. He was born on April 4, 1948, in Rushville, Indiana and was a proud Vietnam veteran. Jim was a machinist by trade for 44 years, but most important he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, role model and friend. Jim was a hardworking man who ensured his family...
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Roger Paul Bedard

August 18, 1918 - September 30, 2011

Roger Paul Bedard, 93, of the 900 block of Captains Ct., Chesapeake, VA, died September 30, 2011. He was born in Nashua, NH, and was the son of the late Rudolph and Yvonne Bedard. Roger was a retired glazier and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a lifetime member of Boston Local #1044 and DAV Chapter #26, Chesapeake, VA. Roger is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Elizabeth...
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Mallory G. Clark

September 23, 1931 - September 26, 2011

Mallory G. "Jay" Clark, 80, of the 2600 block of Eastwood Ave., Chesapeake, VA, passed away September 26, 2011, in Suffolk, VA. A native of Colerain, NC, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Martha Lassiter, and the widow of Horace S. Clark. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She is survived by her two sons, Michael G. Clark and wife Tina of Suffolk, VA and Stanley N. Clark...
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Gladys L. Pecsek

February 4, 1926 - September 23, 2011

Gladys L. Pecsek, 85, of Knotts Island, NC, passed away on September 23, 2011. Gladys was born on February 4, 1926 to Burlie W. and Sallie C. Lowry. She was the widow of George Pecsek. Gladys is survived by her sons, George L. Pecsek and his wife Gloria of Perry Hall, MD and William L. Pecsek and his wife Signe of Chesapeake, VA. Also surviving her are four grandchildren, Eric Pecsek, Jason...
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Shirley Ann Moore Marlowe

October 31, 1928 - September 22, 2011

Shirley Ann Moore Marlowe, of Chesapeake, VA, 82, died September 22, 2011. She was born October 31, 1928 in Scotland Neck, NC to the late Andrew Paul Moore Sr. and Ora Webb Flowers. She was long-time member of Centerville Baptist Church. She was predeceased by two sisters, Pauline Parker and Virginia Hughes; and three brothers, A.P. Moore, Jr., Marvin "Bud" Moore, and Robert Moore. She is...
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Almae Cahoon Brickhouse

April 15, 1922 - September 14, 2011

Almae Cahoon Brickhouse, 89, of the 3100 block of Cedarville Rd., Chesapeake, VA, passed away September 14, 2011, in her home with her children by her side. A native of Norfolk County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Grover W. and Josephine S. Cahoon, and the widow of Albert L. Brickhouse. She is survived by her four children, Joyce Dilday of Portsmouth, VA, Dallas Brickhouse and wife...
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Ruth E. Castellow

June 21, 1931 - August 23, 2011

Ruth E. Castellow, 80, of the 200 block of Woodbridge Drive, Chesapeake, VA, passed away August 23, 2011, in her home. A native of Norfolk County, VA, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Curles, and the widow of Robert "Cecil" Castellow. She retired from Roses Department Store in Great Bridge as Operations Manager. She was a member of Heritage Community Church of Chesapeake. She...
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Samuael R. Hines

August 11, 2011

Samuael R. Hines, age 4, of Greystone Lane, Chesapeake, VA, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in his home. Born in Ethiopia, he is survived by his parents, Robert and Jennifer Hines, brother, Daniel Hines, sister, Madelyn Hines, all of Chesapeake, VA; maternal grandparents, Dr. Jeffrey and Diane Kreutzberg of Moyock, NC; paternal grandparents, Dr. Darrell and Yvonne Hines of Redmond, WA;...
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Iva M. Blackburn

February 13, 1938 - August 1, 2011

Iva M. Blackburn, 73, of the 100 block of Blue Heron Cove, Moyock, NC, passed away August 1, 2011, in Chesapeake, VA. A native of Bristol, RI, she was the daughter of the late Sarah and Alvin Edler, Sr., and the widow of William Blackburn. She retired as a Clerk with the City of Chesapeake Commissioner of the Revenue Office. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She is survived...
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Kristin Sue Mahan

August 1, 2011

Kristin Sue Mahan, 23, of the 7600 block of Newport Ave., Norfolk, VA, passed away on Monday, August 01, 2011. A native of Norfolk, VA, Kristin was a nursing student at the Medical Careers Institute and a U. S. Army veteran of Enduring Freedom in Iraq where she served with the Military Police. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Kathryn and William Shipp of Chesapeake, VA; father and...
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Grace Evengeline Thompson

July 29, 2011

Grace Evengeline Thompson, on Friday July 29, 2011, at age 87, has slipped on her golden slippers and is dancing all over God's Heaven. Grace, a native of Illinois and the widow of Julian Clark (Tommy) Thompson, loved to sing praises to the Lord and was an active member of Trinity Christian Fellowship. She was a retired cafeteria worker at Great Bridge High School and Currituck County High...
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