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“Dear Mary Ellen: We are so sorry that Donnie has passed and hope he was at peace. The photo tribute was great to look at. You are in our thoughts...Read More »
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“I was sorry to hear that Mr. Capps had passed away. He was my baseball and football coach when I was growing up and I will always have such fond...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Frank White, Jr. - Roswell, GA

“Dear Mrs. Capps & family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Mr. Capps and his children were a big part of my childhood and shared many fun,...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Cindy Parks Hudson - Smithfield, VA

“My Dear Mary Ellen, As soon as we met, we felt like part of your family. We are crying tonight for your loss as well as our own, but we know that...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Terre and Chuck Hooe - VA

“I am sorry to hear of your loss. I met Don when I was 18 ( I am now 50)and started at Allstate. He was quite a man. He kept me in line when I...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Rosemary Glendon - Glen Allen, VA

“Mary Ellen: We are so very sorry to hear about Mr. Capps. I wish we could be there with you to help you through this difficult time. Although we...Read More »
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“Mary Ellen: We are so very sorry to hear about Mr. Capps. I wish we could be there with you to help you through this difficult time. Although we...Read More »
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Donald R. Capps, 74, of the 300 block of Lenore Trail, Chesapeake, VA, died September 4, 2010, in his home. He was born in Dunn, NC, and was the son of the late Jasper and Pearl Capps. Donald was a retired claims manager with Allstate and a veteran of both the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force. He was a member of DeBaum Memorial Baptist Church and the Doric Masonic Lodge No. 44 AF & AM. Donald is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Capps; seven children, Allan R. Capps of Chesapeake, VA, Michelle Arnot of Florida, Belinda Foutz of Chesapeake, VA, Scott Capps of Portsmouth, VA, Bryan Gomer of Suffolk, VA, Lance Gomer of Suffolk, VA and Stacy Gomer of Chesapeake, VA; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Minnie Capps of Chesapeake, VA; a brother, James Preston Capps of Montana; and lifetime friends, Christine Stutz and Dennis G. Creasy. He was predeceased by a son, Donald R. Capps, Jr. A funeral service and Masonic rites will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel by the Pastor Chuck Mann. Burial will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

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