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Louise Annie Tatum

November 5, 2013

Louise Annie Tatum, 69, of the 700 block of Waukesha Ave., Norfolk, VA, passed away on November 5, 2013. A native of Norfolk, VA, Louise was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Ivy E. Tatum. She is survived by four children, Ivy Tatum and wife Lisa of Portsmouth, VA, Christine Tatum of Norfolk, VA, Arlene Haught and husband Rodney of Mogadore, OH and Bonnie Tatum-Portzline and husband Jeff...
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Ltjg Marianne Madalinski RN, USN

August 16, 1962 - November 4, 2013

LTJG Marianne Madalinski, RN, USN (Ret), passed away on November 4, 2013. Marianne was born in Honolulu, HI on August 16, 1962. Preceding Marianne in death are her parents, Rachel A. Barfield and Arnold J. Madalinski. Marianne is survived by her brother, David Madalinski of Clifton Forge, VA; her sister, Felicia Daniels and husband Chris of Kill Devil Hills, NC; and two fantabulos nieces, Avery...
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Janet G. Turner

November 4, 2013

Janet G. Turner, passed away at her home on November 4, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Rufus B. Turner; and her parents, Johnnie and Susie Griffin. Left to cherish her memory are her three brothers, AT Griffin (Camilla), Jack Griffin (Carolyn), and Scott Griffin (Kathy); two sisters, Jill Griffin Gupton and Patsy Griffin Nicholson (CJ); and two sister-in-laws, Dorothy...
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George Randolph Glass

November 3, 2013

George Randolph "Randy" Glass, 65, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Born in Petersburg, VA, he was a graduate of Old Dominion University and was working as a civil engineer. He was a member of Odd Fellows Washington Lodge #2 and the Pythians. He was an avid bowler, golfer, sports enthusiast, loved trains and was an ODU football fan. George is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Poole...
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Larry P. Jennings, Sr.

November 3, 2013

Larry P. Jennings, Sr., 58, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Born in Hickory, VA, he was employed with Jennings Masonry as a brick mason. Larry is survived by his life-partner, Sarah "Nancy" Hunt of Norfolk, VA; son, Larry P. Jennings, Jr. and wife Samantha of Eugene, OR; three daughters, Angela Jennings Henry and husband Frank of Geneva, OH, Denise Luc and husband Dung of Norfolk, VA, and...
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Ed Roebuck

November 3, 2013

Ed Roebuck, 74, passed quietly on Sunday, November 3, 2013, after a long fulfilled life. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, nationally known artist, and proud Marine. He leaves behind his loving wife of 50 years, Gloria; his 2 children, Eddie Roebuck and his wife Tracy, and Rebecca Gardner and her husband Scott; his 3 grandchildren, Josh, Joanna, and Jacob, whom he adored. ...
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Carroll L. Ducker, Sr.

November 2, 2013

Carroll L. Ducker, Sr., of the 100 block of Maple Ave., Norfolk, VA, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2013, with family present. Born in Ashville, NC, Mr. Ducker had a decorated career in the U.S. Navy where he served as a Chief Engineer. The day after his discharge, he went to work at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a machinist. He later retired from the shipyard and continued working in...
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Neal B. Swirsky

November 2, 2013

Neal B. Swirsky, 43, passed away on November 2, 2013. Neal attended Kellam High School and was an avid outdoorsman. Neal was a roofing subcontractor and worked with Bayshore Roofing for many years. Neal was a beloved son, brother and uncle. Neal was predeceased by his father, Mark D. Swirsky; and his brother, Raymund A. Swirsky. Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Sharon Swirsky; his...
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Donald L. Overman

October 31, 2013

Donald L. Overman, 77, passed away on October 31, 2013. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel.
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Ninfa T. Lianez

November 24, 1942 - October 30, 2013

Ninfa T. Lianez, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Born November 24, 1942 in Catanduanes, Province of the Philippines, she would later marry Emanuel Lianez, (USN, retired) in 1967, and eventually make their home in Norfolk, Virginia, where they raised their five children. She took great pride in being a military family, and while she was also proud to be...
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Edward Mathias Stephanz

December 1, 1922 - October 29, 2013

Edward Mathias Stephanz, age 90, died at Beth Shalom Nursing Home, in Virginia Beach, VA, on October 29, 2013, of causes related to congestive heart failure. Born December 1, 1922, in Pensacola, FL, he lived in Hawaii, Panama, and many other places growing up, as his father was a Chief in the U.S. Navy. He later studied math at Oregon State University before joining the U.S. Army. He proudly...
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Nelson C. Girardin

October 29, 2013

Nelson C. Girardin, 81, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Born in McBride, MI, he was retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service and also retired from Rice's as a Facilities Manager. He was a member of South Norfolk Moose Lodge No. 464 and Moose Legion No. 199 where he was awarded the highest honor of Pilgrim Degree in June 2012. He was a member of the American Legion and was...
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Ralph Brown Strickland, Sr.

October 29, 2013

Ralph Brown Strickland, Sr., 82, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Born in Martin County, NC, he was the husband of the late Irene S. Strickland. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Vickie Belch. Ralph was a retired Lieutenant from Chesapeake Fire Department. Ralph is survived by three children, Elaine S. Carter and husband Cary, Ralph B. Strickland, Jr., and Rachel Timmons...
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Robert Montgomery Irwin

October 28, 2013

Robert Montgomery Irwin, 91, passed away peacefully October 28, 2013. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas to the late Robert M. and Iris Irwin. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Alice Page Irwin. Known to all as Bob he was a US Navy veteran of both major theaters of conflict in World War II as well as the Korean conflict. He retired proudly after 20 years of service as Chief...
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Lucille Pierre

October 28, 2013

Lucille Pierre, 93, of the 1400 block of Hunningdon Woods Blvd., Chesapeake, VA, passed away on October 28, 2013. Born in Trinidad, Lucille was the widow of Leonard T. Pierre. She was a member of the Catholic Church of St. Mark. Lucille is survived by her son, Michael Lobban of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Sybil Clark and husband Michael of Chesapeake, VA; five grandchildren, Melissa, Michael,...
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Benjamin F. Sparks

October 28, 2013

Benjamin F. Sparks, 53, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013. Born in North Carolina, he was the son of the late Edward E. and Mary W. Sparks. He was Assistant Scout Master of Troop 504 in Virginia Beach. He loved golfing and the Miami Dolphins. He was a retired Crew Member for VDOT after 32 years and worked for Sentara Material Management as a CDL Truck Driver. ...
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Thomas J. McCabe, Sr.

October 25, 2013

Thomas J. (Tom) McCabe, Sr., long time Norfolk resident, died peacefully in his sleep on 25 October 2013. Born in New York, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1951 to see the world and retired in 1971. An avid, and often frustrated golfer, he is survived by his long-time partner Peggy, sister Patricia, sons Tom and Bob, daughter-in-law Kim, grandsons Brian, Jeremy, Tommy, Connor, and great granddaughter...
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Robert G. Essink USMC

April 5, 1947 - October 25, 2013

Colonel Robert G. Essink (Retired) (USMC) executed his last set of orders on Friday, October 25, 2013, after a lengthy "battle" with emphysema. Robert G. Essink was born in Zeeland, Michigan on 5 April 1947. He attended Zeeland High School and graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan in 1969. In September 1969, he was accepted into the U.S. Marine Corps officer candidate program and was...
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Dulcie D. Davis

April 17, 1930 - October 24, 2013

Dulcie D. Davis, 83, passed from this earth peacefully to her Lord while in the presence of her son and grand daughter, on 24 October 2013, after a brief illness. Dulcie was born 17 April 1930 in Ransom, West Virginia, to the late Lily and Walt Fallon, but primarily grew up in Silver Spring, MD. She joined the Navy in 1954 and spent several years serving her country as a Corps WAVE at...
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Mary Beth Grizzel

October 23, 2013

Mary Beth Grizzel, 48, of Old Ocean View Rd., Norfolk, VA, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in her home. Born in Huntington, WV, Mary Beth was employed as a registered nurse. She was a member of Great Neck Baptist Church and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed contemporary Christian music. Mary Beth is survived by her husband, Tony A. Grizzel, and two children, Noah and Megan Grizzel,...
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Johnson Greene

October 20, 2013

Johnson Greene, 81, passed away October 20, 2013, in Altoona, PA. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and enjoyed spending time fishing. Johnson is survived by his daughter, Bonnie A. Orsborne and husband Christopher; five grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters. He was predeceased by his wife and a sister. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1...
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Loreta D'Antonio Davis

October 20, 2013

Loreta D'Antonio Davis, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 20, 2013. She was predeceased by her parents, Lucille and Emilio D'Antonio. Loreta is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, William E. "Bubba" Davis. Also surviving are her sister, Patricia Montague; and brothers, Remo (Lina), Tonio, Frederick (Jane) and Gregory (Martha) D'Antonio. Services will be private....
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Leona Carol Reed

October 19, 2013

Leona Carol Reed, 66, of Norfolk, VA, passed away on October 19, 2013. Born in West Virginia, Leona is survived by her daughter, Sandra Shawn of Norfolk, VA; son, Jason Reed of Norfolk, VA; brother, Jack Koeneman of San Leandro, CA; a grandson, Michael Shawn of Norfolk, VA; and boyfriend, Wyatt Earp Harp of Norfolk, VA. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at...
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David Wayne Thomas, Jr.

October 19, 2013

David Wayne Thomas, Jr., 42, of the 3500 block of Sea Gull Rd., Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on October 19, 2013. Born in Key West, FL, David was a business analyst with Sentara Health Care Systems. He served in the US Army during Operation Desert Storm. A devoted loving father, he is survived by his wife, Tracie; sons, Austin and Caleb; mother, CarolAnn Wheeler and husband Claude; sister,...
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Tracy L. James

October 18, 2013

Tracy L. James, passed on Oct. 18, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Left to cherish her memory is her lifetime partner, Bruce Bateman; their six children, Jessica, Jessie, Bruce Jr., Aaron, Julian and Joseph; two grandchildren, Shane and Jordan; her parents, Loretta and Major H. James; and her loving sister, Tonda Hayden. Tracy had been fighting two years with cervical cancer. The...
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Alice C. Wallace

October 18, 2013

Alice C. Wallace, 86, beloved wife, mother and Granny passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013. Born in Mackeys Ferry, NC, she was the daughter of the late Erasmus and Janie Conway and the widow of Floyd B. Wallace. She was also preceded in death by 5 sisters and 1 brother. She was a member of The Order of Eastern Star and The Sarah McCormick Circle at Haygood United Methodist Church. Alice is...
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Gloria Elizabeth Poyner Mani

October 24, 1925 - October 15, 2013

Gloria Poyner Mani, 87, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013. She was born in Portsmouth VA on October 24, 1925, to the late Roberta Fields and Joseph Poyner. Gloria attended James Madison College and worked for a time at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard where she met the love of her life, Ralph Peter Mani. Gloria was an active member of the Junior Women's Club of Hampton Roads during the 1950's. She...
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Earl Wallace Timmons

October 13, 2013

After 80 years of an amazing life fully lived, Earl Wallace Timmons went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 13, 2013. He is survived by his adoring wife of 50 years, Nancy Meyertons Timmons; two sons, James Timmons and Carl Timmons and his daughter Jennifer Timmons. He also has a younger sister, Joanne Pratts, who resides with her husband, Joe Pratts. He also leaves behind many...
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Brian Patrick Keaveny

September 5, 1946 - October 12, 2013

Brian Patrick Keaveny, 67, formerly of Tintah, MN, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, surrounded by his family at Norfolk General Hospital. Brian was born in Breckenridge, MN on Sept. 5, 1946, to Raymond and Carmella (Schend) Keaveny. He grew up and attended school in Tintah, MN graduating from high school in 1964. He attended Minneapolis Business College in 1964-1965. Then in...
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Louella Hill

October 11, 2013

Louella Hill, 90, of Norfolk, VA, went to be with her Lord on October 11, 2013. Louella was born in Sophia, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Pittman. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Norman Hill in 1987. Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters and a son; Janice Money (Gilbert), Sherry Page (Tom), Cliff Hill (Pam Francis) and Sandy Banks ...
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Joseph Richard Roach

August 28, 1926 - October 11, 2013

On Friday, October 11, 2013, Joseph Richard Roach, born to Joseph William Roach and Mary Annie Robbins on August 28, 1926, passed away at the age of 87 in Chesapeake, VA. Richard was a veteran of World War II and was retired from a 40 year career with Norfolk-Southern Railroad. He was predeceased by both parents and a brother, Ervin; a step-father, Ernest Nichols; and step-children, Lee Combs...
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Katina H. Lucas

December 8, 1923 - October 10, 2013

Katina H. Lucas, 89, passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, 2013, in her home. She was born on Dec. 8, 1923, in Famagusta, Cyprus. She was the daughter of Melanie and Dimitrios Hadjiyiannis and spoke fondly of her childhood on the orange orchard where she was raised. She has one surviving sister, Yiannoulla Agrotis of Limassol, Cyprus; and is predeceased by her sister, Eleni Toumazis; and brother,...
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Pat Coulsting

October 9, 2013

Mary "Pat" S. Coulsting, 67, of the 8500 block of Culfor Crescent, Norfolk, VA, passed away on October 9, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Kansas City, MO, Mary was the daughter of the late Bernard T. Shine and Beverly Smith Shine. She was retired from Verizon after 30 years of service and was the past president of the Virginia State Crime Clinic. Pat was the widow of Donald...
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Dennis G. Creasy

September 28, 1937 - October 8, 2013

Dennis G. Creasy, 76, passed away October 8, 2013. Born September 28, 1937 in Altavista, VA, he was the son of the late O. D. Creasy and Addie Louise Creasy. He retired as owner of Creasy Electronics. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict, then in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Doric Masonic Lodge #44. He loved the sea; his passion was sailing. He leaves behind a...
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James Joseph Thomas

October 6, 2013

James Joseph Thomas, 98, of the 1300 block of Bayview Blvd., Norfolk, VA, passed away on October 6, 2013. Born in Ferguson, MO, James worked for Civil Service and was a U. S. Navy veteran. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Hilda, and a son Jesse. He is survived by his son, James "Jimmy Joe" Thomas, Jr.; seven grandchildren, Jimmy, Linc, Nina, Janet, Chris, Heather and John; nine great...
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James Frederick Collins, Sr.

October 6, 2013

James Frederick Collins, Sr., 93, of the 8200 block of Kanter Ave., Norfolk, VA, passed away on October 6, 2013. Born in Henderson, NC, James was a U.S. Navy veteran and a manager with Phillips Lincoln Mercury. He was predeceased by his wife, Martha L. Collins; sisters, Ruth Johnson, Julie Roberson and Mary Harris; and his brother, Dr. William B. Collins. James is survived by three sons, James...
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Warren P. Fisher, Jr.

October 5, 2013

Warren P. "Phil" Fisher, Jr., 58, of the 7900 block of W. Glen Rd., Norfolk, VA, passed away on October 5, 2013. A native of Norfolk, VA, Phil was a graduate of Norview High School and Old Dominion University. He lived a number of years in Charleston, SC. He is survived by his parents, Warren and Jeanne Fisher; three children, Erica, Philip and Jillian Fisher; a brother, Brack Fisher and wife...
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Scott Philip Slaterback

October 22, 1913 - October 4, 2013

NORFOLK – Scott Philip Slaterback, 41, of Bay Front Drive passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Scott was born on Oct. 22, 1971 in Mineola, New York. Scott was the loving son of Richard and Jane Slaterback; he is also survived by his loving sister, Kristine (Allen) Slaterback; and special Aunt Joyce Sweet; predeceased by his Aunt Karen. He was a Father figure for Tabatha Curran and he...
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Celine Crowley Tolley

October 2, 2013

Celine Crowley Tolley, 78, of the 1800 block of Abbotsbury Way, Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on October 2, 2013. Born in New Rochelle, NY, Celine retired from the City of Virginia Beach Department of Social Services. She is survived by two daughters, Jean Grieve and husband Lee, and Terri Schanil and husband Steve; two sons, Donald Tolley and wife Mary, and James Tolley and girlfriend...
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Lisa M. Ginn

September 29, 2013

Lisa M. Ginn, 46, of the 1900 block of King Edward Ct., Virginia Beach, VA, died Sept. 29, 2013. She was born in Seattle, Washington. Lisa was a soccer and baseball mom and active in the PTA. She loved her coy fish pond, gardening, and enjoyed decorating for every holiday. Lisa was a great mother and wife of 25 years and an awesome sister. She would do anything for anyone and will be missed...
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James Albert Gates, Jr.

May 6, 1916 - September 28, 2013

James Albert "Al" Gates, Jr., died peacefully on Saturday, September 28, 2013. A true Norfolk native, he was born on May 6, 1916. He retired from Civil Service in 1973. An electrician, he was an instrumental member/developer of the Tempest Team security group. Al is survived by his 2 grandsons, Jonathan Gates and wife, Sarah of Kill Devil Hills, NC and James A. Gates IV and wife, Sherry of...
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Mildred Harding Armstrong

September 27, 2013

Mildred Harding Armstrong, died September 27, 2013, at the age of 93 after a long battle with cancer. She was a native of Richmond, VA but lived in Norfolk in the Bayview area for many years with her beloved husband Robert. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ashby and Louise Harding of Richmond; sister, Anne; brother, Ashby Jr., and husband Robert. She is survived by one daughter,...
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John Patrick Gaffney

September 26, 2013

John Patrick Gaffney, departed "into the wild blue yonder" on September 26, 2013, after a blessed life of 93 years. A native of Akron, Ohio, Jack and Jan, his wife of 63 years, attended St. Vincent High School, and were residents of Virginia Beach since 1965. Jack had a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, serving as a pilot for numerous aircraft including the B-24, B-25, B-29, B...
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Trevor James Sturdevant

September 24, 2013

Trevor James Sturdevant, 34, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on Tuesday, 24 September 2013. He is survived by his wife, Meg; 2 sons; his father, brother and 3 sisters. May you rest in Peace!!
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Samuel R. Forster

April 26, 1928 - September 21, 2013

Samuel R. Forster, 85, passed away on September 21, 2013, in his home surrounded by his loved ones. Sam was born in Schenectady, NY on April 26, 1928, to the late Hazel Mae Decker and Samuel Ross Forster, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Roxann Bessel Forster. Also surviving are his son, S. Ross Forster of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter, Suzanne Forster Sackel, and his two grandchildren...
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George Paul Gray

September 21, 2013

George Paul Gray, 87, died peacefully on September 21, 2013. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA to William and Regina Gray, the second of five children. He lived in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, during his 48 years of marriage to the late Virginia McLave Gray, but later moved to Norfolk to be near family. George enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday and served as a Seabee in the Philippines during...
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Frances Gower Twiford

September 20, 2013

Frances Gower Twiford, 92, of the 4500 block of Marlwood Way, Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on September 20, 2013, in her home. Born in Pantego, NC, Frances was the widow of Joseph R. Gower and B. B. Twiford. She is survived by two daughters, Linda J. Gower and Harrell of Virginia Beach, VA and Dorothy A. Feaganes and husband David of Fredericksburg, VA; five sons, Joseph F. Gower and wife...
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Gregory Mitchell

September 19, 2013

Gregory Mitchell, 54, of Norfolk, VA, passed away Sept. 19, 2013. Services will be held at a later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel handling arrangements.
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Elizabeth B. Miley

September 19, 2013

Elizabeth B. Miley, 83, of the 500 block of N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on September 19, 2013. She was born in Squire, WV to the late Clyde Hunter Burnett and Ollie Bell. She served as Assistant Director of Nursing at Norfolk General Hospital for 43 years. She was a member of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association. She enjoyed spending the...
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Song Jia Xie

September 18, 2013

Song Jia Xie, 66, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, in Suffolk, VA. He was well known locally as "Mr. Xie" as he made friends wherever he went, even though he spoke little English because of his warm smile and sweet nature. His biggest loves in his life were God, his family, food, cooking, Chinese dramas, and finding good deals while shopping. Left to cherish his memory...
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Sarah Tally Waters

July 5, 1964 - September 16, 2013

Sarah Tally Waters, 49, died September 16, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born to Marshall and the late Darlene Waters on July 5, 1964 in Norfolk, VA. Sarah graduated from Lake Taylor High School in 1983, was a life member of Freemason Street Baptist Church, and worked as a technician at Computer Image Reference Systems, Inc. Despite being born with spina bifida, Sarah took every...
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Garland Eng

September 16, 2013

Garland Eng, 63, of Brockway Ct., Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was retired from Norfolk Public Health Department. Garland is survived by his siblings, Susie Lee, Marshall Eng, Victor Eng and Mae Boswell (Jeffery), as well as several nieces, nephews and other family members. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept....
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Lcdr Donald George Duncan, USN

September 16, 2013

LCDR Donald George Duncan U. S. Navy, retired, 83, of the 4600 block of Truman Ln., Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on September 16, 2013. Born in Chicago, IL, Donald served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts and also retired from the YMCA of Tidewater where he was a building engineer. He was a Eucharistic minister and educator at St. Matthews Catholic Church and later...
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Antonio J. Sangeorge

September 14, 2013

Antonio J. Sangeorge, "Tony", 95, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Born in Norfolk, VA, Tony was the son of the late Salvatore and Rosa Sangiorgio. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Allen Sangeorge; and his son, Patrick Sangeorge; three brothers, Pat, Vincent, and Danny; and a sister, Lena. He was a retired 1st class shop 38 Machinist from N.N.S.Y and a U.S. Navy...
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Charles Riggs

September 13, 2013

Charles "Chuck" Riggs, 84, of Jolima Ave., Norfolk, VA, passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Born in Lyons, NY, he was a retired Captain from the U.S. Marine Corps after 23 years. He was a survivor of the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. Charles was wounded in Korea, surviving the Chosin Reservoir in Korea and the Tet Offensive in Vietnam. He was highly decorated with two purple hearts. Charles...
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Larry McCutcheon

October 30, 1946 - September 12, 2013

Larry McCutcheon, 66, passed away Sept. 12, 2013. Born Oct. 30, 1946 in Berkley and raised in Ghent/ Norfolk. He was the son of Madie Whatford and Talmage McCutcheon. Left to cherish his memory are his three daughters, Beth McCutcheon Dimun, Terrie McCutcheon Nash, and Snow McCutcheon Moore; and six grandchildren, Blake, Michaela, Robert, Raven, Wesley and Brooklyn. Larry has five brothers and...
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Glenn Sawyer, Jr.

September 12, 2013

Glenn "Pete" Sawyer, Jr., 71, of Ivy Neck Rd., Camden, NC, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Born in Old Norfolk County, VA, he was a retired mechanic from Firestone Tire Company. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Sawyer; brothers, Wilbur and Larry Sawyer; and a sister, Linda Sue Chance. Glenn is survived by his wife, Alice Sawyer; a daughter, Tassie Turner of Chesapeake...
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Mary Alice Bodron Battalio

September 10, 2013

Mary Alice Bodron Battalio, left this world on September 10, 2013. She was the daughter of Elias Barkat Bodron and Helen Ellis Bodron who preceded her in death, as did her sister, Dorothy Bodron Gamble; and her brother, Senator Ellis B. Bodron. Mary Alice was predeceased by her husband of fifty years, Air Force Colonel Samuel T. Battalio and is survived by two sons, Michael S. Battalio and his...
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Stewart A. Boone

September 10, 2013

Stewart A. Boone, 53, of Norfolk, VA, died Sept. 10, 2013. Burial is private. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel handling arrangements.
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Lillian Virginia Waddill

September 10, 2013

Lillian Virginia Waddill, 99, of Norfolk, VA, passed away on Sept. 10, 2013. She was born in Petersburg, VA to the late James Claude Wall and Sarah Gertrude Andrews. She was also predeceased by her husband, Samuel Cary. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening, and reading. She is survived by daughters, Sandra Waddill Carrigan (Don), and Jean Waddill Cummings; grandchildren, Kelly and Laura...
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Thelma Hardin Ladd

September 10, 2013

Thelma Hardin Ladd, of Norfolk, VA, passed away on September 10, 2013. Born in Norfolk, VA, Thelma was the widow of Thomas M. Ladd and a bookkeeper for a law firm. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Ladd Martin of Virginia Beach, VA; a granddaughter, April L. Saunders and husband Mark of Virginia Beach, VA; a great granddaughter, Taylor Saunders of Virginia Beach, VA; a niece, Paulette...
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Frank Barbero, Jr.

September 9, 2013

Frank "Rick" Barbero, Jr., took the last flight of his life's journey on September 9, 2013. He was the son of the late Captain Francesco Barbero (USN-ret) and Pearl McSwain. Rick was a 1966 graduate of The United States Naval Academy. Lt Commander Barbero (call-sign Boot) was a decorated, carrier certified fighter pilot. Rick performed his combat missions against the enemy forces from a...
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Marjorie Couper Baldwin Roughton

September 8, 2013

Marjorie Couper Baldwin Roughton, 92, passed away September 8, 2013, with her loving family at her bedside. She was predeceased by her parents, Rufus Guy Baldwin, Sr. and Frances Couper Baldwin; her loving husband, John Robert Roughton Sr.; her three brothers, Rufus Guy Baldwin, Jr., John D. Couper Baldwin, Francis Bernard Couper Baldwin, Sr.; her nephew, John Derouet Couper Baldwin; and her...
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Lily Gabriella Ical

September 8, 2013 - September 8, 2013

Infant Lily Gabriella Ical was born and passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013. She is survived by her parents, Wesly Ical Barrera and Moriah Jean Bohnhoff Ical; maternal grandparents, Scott and Jean Bohnhoff of Chesapeake, VA; paternal grandmother, Bella Bererra and paternal grandfather, Lazaro Ical, both of Guatamala; and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be...
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Ruth Caroline Russell Grim

April 3, 1923 - September 7, 2013

Ruth Caroline Russell Grim, died peacefully on September 7, 2013. She was born on April 3, 1923 in Norfolk, VA and lived there all her life except for 7 years when she lived in Denver, CO. She graduated from Maury High School. She was predeceased by her parents, Ruth and Harry Russell; and a brother, Buddy Russell. Her dear husband, Harlan, died in June of 2012. They had been married for 69...
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William Merle Glitch

January 21, 1953 - September 7, 2013

William Merle Glitch, 60, of Hampshire Ave., Norfolk, VA, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Born in Lawrence, PA, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Helen Glitch. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Tervo and husband William Tervo; a brother, Kenneth Glitch; and a niece, Lisa Reid. He was a NASCAR and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. William is survived by his wife,...
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Virgina Deseamus McDaniel

September 6, 2013

Virginia Deseamus McDaniel, born 1927, passed away on September 6, 2013. She was a longtime resident of Hampton Roads, graduate of Granby High School Class of 1946, lifetime member of Ocean View Baptist Church, Past Noble Gran of VA Rebector Lodge and Lifetime member of the Jamestown Society. Virginia was the daughter of Frank and Virginia Deseamus and is survived by her husband of 58 years,...
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Stephen Pinyee Shao

January 24, 1924 - September 5, 2013

Dr. Stephen Pinyee Shao, 89, former eminent professor of statistics, management information systems and finance at Old Dominion University for nearly 40 years, passed peacefully away on September 5th, among loving family members. He was well-known worldwide for publishing more than 50 successful college textbooks and manuals written on various business topics and his autobiography entitled, ...
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Audrey Ann Winsor

September 4, 2013

It is with great sadness that the family of Audrey Ann Winsor of Norfolk, VA, announces her passing on September 4th, 2013, at the age of 77. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Irving M. Winsor, Jr. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Wallace Williams; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and David Jones, Jr.; sons, Michael Winsor and William Winsor;...
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Nancy Gregory Dowdy

September 4, 2013

Nancy Gregory Dowdy, 85, of Chesapeake, VA, died September 4, 2013. She was the mother of five children: Elaine Womack and husband Mac, of The Villages, FL, Jean Cornelius and husband Buddy, of Chesapeake, VA, Johnny Gregory and wife Barbara of Clinton, TN, Ben Gregory and wife Elaine of Greenville, NC, Carolyn Upton and husband Fred of Mooresville, NC. She was a grandmother to 12...
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Rear Admiral Ray Taylor

December 22, 1935 - September 3, 2013

Rear Admiral Raynor A. K. Taylor, age 77, passed away September 3, 2013, from cancer and congestive heart failure. He died at his home in Virginia Beach, VA. He was born to Raynor and Doris M. (Santos) Taylor in New Bedford, Massachusetts on December 22, 1935. He grew up with his loving sisters Jeanne and Lynne, and brother Jeffrey. He was a 1953 graduate of New Bedford High School where he...
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George Walton Slade, Jr.

August 31, 2013

George Walton Slade, Jr., 67, of Norfolk, VA, passed away August 31, 2013. Arrangements are private with Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel.
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Bonnie W. Simon

August 31, 2013

Bonnie W. Simon, 72, of the 1900 block of Stillwood Ln., Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on August 31, 2013. Born in Dauphin, PA, Bonnie was retired from Virginia National Bank as a manager. She enjoyed writing, history, travel and spending time on the water. Bonnie was the widow of Leo V. "Vic" Simon, Jr.; and was also predeceased by her parents, Donald and Sarah Whiteford; and a daughter,...
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Arthur J. Lausen

August 31, 2013

Art Lausen, passed quietly with his family at his side at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Growing up in a family of 6 boys and 1 girl in Minneapolis, MN, he joined the Navy in 1958 which he retired from in 1978 after 20 years of faithful zealous service as a Chief Lithographers Mate. Upon retirement from the Navy, he joined the D.O.D. police force at NOB, Norfolk where he retired after 23 years of...
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Ida Mohamet Key

August 30, 2013

Ida "Geneva" Mohamet Key, 78, of Cypress Place, Chesapeake, VA, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013. Born in Norfolk, VA, she was a retired Office Manager for Curtis Key Plumbing Contractors, Inc. She was a member of Atlantic Shores Baptist Church. Ida "Geneva" is survived by her three sons, Alex Rowe of Florida, Raymond J. J. Key, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA and Curtis W. Key, Sr. and his...
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Thomas F. Flynn, M.D.

August 29, 2013

Capt. Thomas F. Flynn, MD, Ret., 84, died peacefully August 29, 2013, at the Memory Center in Virginia Beach surrounded by his family. A native of Kenmore, NY, he is the son of the late Maurice E. Flynn and Elinor Hotz Flynn. He is survived by his beloved wife, Diane Claxton Flynn; a son, Andrew G. Flynn and wife Nikki, a daughter, Ellyn M. Place and husband Robert, a son, Robert P. Flynn and...
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Ruthann Tracey Shroyer

June 7, 1946 - August 29, 2013

Ruthann Tracey Shroyer, 67, of Fairmont, passed away August 29, 2013, at Golden Living Center Portsmouth, VA. She was born June 7, 1946 in Monongah, WV, the daughter of the late Thomas Katzenberger and Mary Virginia (Kendall) Tracey. She is survived by two daughters, Tracey S. Liming and friend Victor McQaig of Louisville, KY and Kimberly (Shroyer) Osieczonek and husband Stephen Osieczonek of...
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Elizabeth I. Holler

August 29, 2013

Elizabeth I. Holler, 90, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Camille and Jessie Seliquini. She was an elementary school volunteer and tutor. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Carol Wright; son, Joseph Palombo and wife Anna; four grandchildren, Karla, Erica, Michael and Marie; six great grandchildren; four great great...
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Thomas N. Wills

July 15, 1933 - August 28, 2013

Thomas N. "Joe" Wills, 80, died August 28, 2013, at Leigh Hall Assisted Living in Norfolk, VA. He was born in Franklin, VA on July 15, 1933. He was predeceased by his wife, Ann; two daughters, Sheryl Garris and Lisa Eason; three sisters, Velma Sadler, Vernice Berkley and Marjorie Lee. Survivors include his wife, Betty of 15 years; granddaughters, Kim Ward and Brittany McClendon; grandsons,...
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Kathleen R. Daniel

August 27, 2013

Kathleen "Kay" Daniel, 75, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, while at home. Born in East Liverpool, OH, she was the widow of Preston S. Daniel to whom she was married 34 years. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Redmond and Leah Mumaw Redmond; and grandson, Timothy Fagan. Kay was a devout member of Haygood United Methodist Church, a Red Hatter and a...
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Helen M. Hewitt

August 26, 2013

Helen M. Hewitt, 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 26, 2013. Born in Charleston, WV, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Guy L. Hewitt; and four siblings. Left to cherish her memory is her son, George Stephen Rodgers (Sherri); daughters, Anne Marie Loeback (Joseph), Vicki Lynn Forehand, Lauren Sue Mills (Danny); twelve grandchildren; and twenty-seven great-grandchildren was...
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Marjorie R. Deitz

August 24, 2013

Marjorie R. Deitz, 91, died at Westminster Canterbury on August 24, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2013, in the chapel at First Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach, where she was an Elder, Stephen Minister, member of One Anothering 1, and friend to all who knew her. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.
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Elizabeth Coyne Parkman

March 7, 1927 - August 24, 2013

Elizabeth "Betty" Coyne Parkman, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013, surrounded by family. Born March 7, 1927 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, she was predeceased by her father, Thomas F. Coyne, Lt. Commander, US Navy Retired and her mother, Bertha Coyne. She graduated from Granby High School and Madison State Teachers College (now James Madison University) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. After...
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Bryan Whitfield Compton III

August 23, 2013

Bryan Whitfield Compton, III, age 55, passed away unexpectedly August 23, 2013, at his home from natural causes. He was born in Annapolis, MD, to retired RADM Bryan Whitfield Compton, Jr. and the late Mary Taylor Compton. Bryan was a long-time resident of the beach, and was a passionate musical entertainer. He loved piano, drums, singing, and painting. He is survived by his father of...
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Vijaya Lakshmi Murthy

August 23, 2013

Vijaya Lakshmi Murthy, 66, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on August 23, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Muthur Narayanappa and Krishnamma Narayanappa. She was a member of the Hindu Temple of Hampton Roads. Left to cherish her memory is her devoted husband, Papaiah S. Murthy; daughter, Anu Murthy; son, Arun Murthy and wife Anitha; sister, Suneetha Aswath; brothers, Melur...
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Joe Young

August 21, 2013

Joe Young, 59, of Chesapeake, VA, passed away on August 21, 2013. A visitation will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel with a service following at 1 p.m.
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Irving Mason Winsor, Jr.

August 21, 2013

It is with great sadness that the family of Irving M. Winsor, Jr., announces his passing on August 21, 2013, at the age of 78. Irv is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Audrey; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Wallace Williams; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Jean and David Earl Jones, Jr.; sons, Michael Winsor and William Winsor; granddaughters, Ashley and Nichole Williams; and...
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Virginia Magdalene Rose

August 21, 2013

Virginia Magdalene Rose, 84, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in her home. Born in Mayberry, WV, she was the widow of William F. Rose, Jr. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Yakubik; and two brothers, Robert L. and Bernard S. Cobbler. She was a member of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, Secretary of the Faith Sunday school class, an avid Skip Bo player and a major Redskins fan. ...
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Richard Wear

August 18, 2013

Richard Wear, 85, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on August 18, 2013. He was the son of the late Ernest G. Wear and Lalla Chandler. He was a graduate of Kempsville High School and retired from RCA. He leaves to cherish his memory daughter, Robin Denise Wear; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be private. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.
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Terry Wayne Garbett

August 17, 2013

Terry Wayne Garbett, 69, of the 9400 block of Garrett Ave., Norfolk, VA, passed away peacefully August 17, 2013. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Earl and Nina Garbett. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Wimpy; and two sisters, Jeanette and Sharon. He was employed in commercial cleaning. He is survived by his son, Jeffrey; daughter, Tracey; and two sisters, Ramona and...
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Andrew Jackson Johnson, Jr.

August 17, 2013

Andrew Jackson Johnson, Jr., passed away at his home on August 17, 2013. He was approaching his 76th birthday. He was the son of Andrew Jackson Johnson and Louise Tabet Johnson who predeceased him in death along with his brother, Tommy Johnson. A life-long Norfolk resident of Willoughby and Pinewell, he is survived by his brother, George Johnson; niece, Sheryl (Shay) Fletcher; and nephew, Jimmy...
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William Bruce Hall

August 15, 2013

William "Bill" Bruce Hall, 62, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away peacefully with loved ones at his side on Thursday, August 15, 2013, after a long and brave battle with cancer. He was a jack-of-all-trades, a welder, mechanic, crane operator, custom motorcycle builder, and former owner of a towing company. Bill's natural engineering ability kept him in touch with all things mechanical...
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Douglas Burgsteiner

August 13, 2013

Douglas Burgsteiner, 90, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013, in his Virginia Beach home. Born in Guyton, GA, he was a long-term resident of both Virginia Beach and Seaboard, NC where he and his wife retired to their dream farm. He was a man of many talents, including vegetable farming and wood-working, crafting items for his family such as a playhouse, a doll's crib and benches made from a...
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Janice Lynne Mayfield

August 12, 2013

Janice Lynne Mayfield, 60, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 12, 2013. She is survived by two daughters, Christine Pritchard and wife Nichole and their three children, Briana, Camden and Grayson, and Catherine Finley and husband Chenan and their two children, Madison and Rilynn; two brothers, John Aird and wife Elaine, and Albert Aird and wife Christine; a sister, Robyn Robinson and...
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Shirley Scott Perry

August 12, 2013

Shirley Scott Perry, 76, passed away peacefully at home on August 12, 2013, surrounded by family. She was born in Clarksburg, WV. After her husband's military career, they settled in Virginia Beach. She was a friend of Bill W. for almost 38 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and granny. Shirley was predeceased by her best friend and sister, Elizabeth Jean Long. Shirley is survived by her...
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Kennard Cromer

November 7, 1950 - August 11, 2013

Kennard "Ken" Cromer, 62, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 11, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born November 7, 1950, to Harold "Ike" and Ruth (Lyles) Cromer, in Winchester, Indiana. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Faye; two sons, Lance Cromer and Ryan Cromer and wife Julie; two grandchildren, Ruthie and Charlie; mother, Ruth Cromer; brother, Morris Cromer...
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Theresa Veronica Lambert

August 11, 2013

Theresa "Teri" (Just call her "Nana") Veronica Lambert, 80, of the Ocean View section of Norfolk, VA, passed on to eternal rest on August 11, 2013, amidst the prayers of her adoring husband and sweetheart of 63 years, Douglas "Doug" Lambert, and her loving and devoted sisters, Virginia "Dolly" Satmary, Barbara Ann Satmary, Katherine "Kay" Kairevich, and her loving brother, Louis "Buck" Satmary....
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Alan Roy Henrikson

March 24, 1946 - August 8, 2013

Alan Roy Henrikson, passed away August 8, 2013, of natural causes at his home. He was born in Norfolk, VA, to Madelyn Ruth Strong and "Larry" C.E. Henrikson on March 24, 1946. He grew up in Norfolk, Virginia and graduated from Granby High in 1965. Alan is survived by his brother, Barry (Sarah) Henrikson; sister, Catherine (Lee) Jeppson; as well as nine nieces/nephews and 24 grandnieces/nephews...
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Barbara Jean Harmon

August 8, 2013

Barbara Jean Harmon, 78, of Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in her home. Born in North Carolina, she was a retired bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by her son, James C. Harmon, Jr. The family would like to extend a special thanks to her caregiver and good friend, Arlene Nimmo. Barbara is survived by her loving daughter, Cynthia L. Maloney;...
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Vilma Wooten Stephenson

July 29, 1921 - August 7, 2013

Vilma Wooten Stephenson, passed on to be with her Heavenly Father on August 7, 2013. She was born July 29, 1921 in Bridgeton, NC. She was the youngest of three girls born to Robert Stanley Wooten and Bertie Brite Wooten. Vilma enjoyed playing basketball in high school as an all-star and continued her studies at St. Vincent de Paul School of Nursing in Norfolk, VA. Her love of swimming began...
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