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Audrey Phillips Curtis

Audrey Phillips Curtis, the widow of the late Alfred K. Curtis, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020. She was a life-long resident of the Peninsula, living in Newport News, Hampton, and Yorktown.  Audrey worked in the Ship Repair Department of the Newport News Shipyard and she served as Church Secretary for Trinity Lutheran Church.  She retired in 1986 as the Cafeteria Manager at Ferguson High School.

Audrey was a member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church and was an active member serving in many capacities, including Nelms Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, and Chairman of Homebound Ministry.  She was a pledge in the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in 1955 – at the time of her death, she was an active member of the Lambda Master Chapter.  Audrey held many offices including President of Peninsula Council and was recognized by being chosen Chapter and Peninsula Woman of the Year.

Audrey is survived by two sons: Richard Curtis (Kerri) of Huntsville, AL and Robert Curtis of Westminister, CA; four grandchildren: Angela Cole of Fayetteville, GA, Kelly Swaney of Norwell, MA, Audrey Boyd of Madison, AL and Kenneth Curtis of Westminister, CA; five great-grandchildren: Breana Swaney of Boston, MA and Tommy Swaney of Norwell, MA; Ashlyn and Abigayle Cole of Fayetteville, GA; and Rylin Boyd of Madison, AL; one brother, Clifford E. Smith (Thelma) of Madison, AL; and many loving nieces, nephews, and long-time friends.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. in Peninsula Memorial Park. Out of respect for the safety of her family and friends and the many front-line healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, a Memorial Service is not planned at this time.

Memorials may be made to the Food Pantry of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, 1024 Harpersville Rd., Newport News, VA 23601. Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Shirley Langston

Shirley was the daughter of the late, Martha L. Smith and Josey L. Smith of Newport News, VA. She was born and raised in Newport News, VA, and a 1957 graduate of Newport News High School. Shirley began her lifelong career at the Newport News Shipbuilding in 1958, serving 62 years with NNS, in Production Control Carrier Overhaul, as a planner scheduler.

Shirley enjoyed fishing on the James River, and admiring the Shipyard from her boat. She could be found on many weekends taking in the latest movies at the theater. Shirley’s pride and joy was her 4 pound toy poodle “Matti”. Over the last few months Matti has been a great sense of comfort, never leaving Shirley’s side. One of her favorite names to be called was GeGe by her grandson, Cole.

Shirley made many friends throughout her life, from lifelong friends from the Shipyard, from boating and fishing, from the movies and from all areas of her life.

Many “Thanks” to the Riverside Hospice team of Melissa, Kenyana, and Heather. Thank you all for your unselfish and exceptional care given to Shirley in the past three months.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in memory of Shirley, to Riverside Hospice in Newport News, VA.

The family will receive friends at Peninsula Funeral on Monday evening, September 28, 2020, from 4:00 to 7:00. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 in Peninsula Memorial Park.The wearing of masks and social distancing will be require at all gatherings of remembrance. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Herkimer Greene

John Herkimer Greene, 72, of Newport News passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. He was born on December 7, 1947, in Bronxville, NY to Cmdr. Frederic Horace and Mrs. Cathryne Blanche Greene. John grew up in Westfield, NJ where he was a standout athlete in swimming and football.

He set numerous state records in football and won consecutive titles in swimming. John was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame for High School athletes.

John graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He followed college with two years of military service with the U.S. Army. After service, John returned to Williamsburg, VA, and began a career with New York Life Insurance Company. This career would last 40 years, highlighted with many honors including Presidency of various industry associations and President of the Peninsula Estate Planning Council. He was a frequent speaker who was invited to lecture on life insurance and estate planning at different law schools. John’s membership in the Int’l. Organization of the Million Dollar Roundtable was one of his proudest accomplishments. His business expanded in 2009 when he merged his practice with Gordon Parker under the business banner Heritage Business Strategies LLC.

John rekindled his love of golf later in life and through persistent practice, lowered his golf handicap to a 4. His golfing career included two hole-in-ones and two rare double eagles. John taught his son, Carl how to play the game. Carl and his father won the Father-Son golf tournament at James River Country Club in 1987. Sailing was always one of John’s passions. His Tartan 37’ “Romanza” sailboat provided many great memories.

John was preceded in death by his son, Carl, whom John and his family had provided excellent home care for many years prior to his passing; his sister, Elizabeth Leroy Greene Debarger; and his beloved maternal grandmother, Blanche Sophia Greene.

John is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Jeri Greene; two daughters, Amy Rampmeyer (Mike) and Caye Howe; sister Patricia Beach Greene Bates and brother-in-law, Lieutenant General US Army (retired) Jared Lewis Bates; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon, September 27, 2020, from 2:00 to 4:00 at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA. Services for the family will be held on Tuesday, September 29. The public is invited to attend the interment service at 11:00 a.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park, 12750 Warwick Blvd, Newport News. A reception, following the interment service, will be held at the James River Country Club at 1:00 p.m. The wearing of masks and social distancing will be required at all gatherings of remembrance.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Peninsula SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris, Blvd, Newport News, VA, or First Tee Golf charity www.firsttee.org

James L. Carter

James L. Carter, 86, passed away on September 17, 2020, in the Outer Banks, NC.  He was a native of Newport News, VA, and a resident of Duck, NC.
James was a Parts Manager for Carter Equipment Corp and Casey Auto Group, from which he later retired.  He was also a CPL E4 U.S. Army from 1956 through 1962.
James was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Lee, parents, Hattie Green Carter, and LeRoy Carter, and sister, Clarine Harris.  He is survived by his daughter, Julia C. Massie (James) of Duck NC; son, Brian L. Carter (Brenda) of Williamsburg, VA; three grandchildren, Deana Seymour, Michelle Maleski, and Julianna Massie; four great-grandchildren, Sean, Shelby, Sawyer and Maxwell; sister, Venita Whitley; and three nephews, Phillip Harris, William Campbell and Mallory Shields.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park.
Facial masks and social distancing will be required.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Stanley Irwin Goldberg

Stanley Irwin Goldberg of Newport News, Virginia passed away on September 23, 2020.  Above all, a devoted loving father and mentor to his son, Andrew Garfield Goldberg, after the untimely death of his wife and Andrew’s mother, at the age of 31, when Andrew was three years old.  Stanley, the son of the late Dave and Sara Levy Goldberg, was born on May 13, 1934, in Newport News and attended the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia.   In 1962, he married Marilyn Levin Goldberg, daughter of the late Harry and Esther Levin, in Norfolk, Virginia.  Marilyn was the love of his life, and in 1967, Andrew was born.

Stanley’s career began with his family business, Bedding Supply Company, and he ultimately became its President.  He also was very involved in real estate, both as a Realtor and as an investor, serving as President of Mutual Realty Corp and as Managing Partner of Goldkress Investment Co.  He was a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Virginia Association of Realtors, and the Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors.  He was also active in the community, serving as a Trustee of Temple Sinai in Newport News, and the Virginia Elks Lodge Youth Camp.

Stanley was a member of the Marquis Company for 20 years and was recognized and named as one of the Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.  He was also a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force for two years.

Stanley was preceded in death by his brother, Ivan Goldberg, and his nephew, Michael Goldberg, and is survived by another nephew, Stephen Goldberg.  Stanley is also survived by his brother-in-law, Richard Levin (Judy) of Norfolk and his sister-in-law, Bobbie Lou Miller (Michael) of Denver, Colorado, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family has a special appreciation for Bette Aworh, Kate Kayode, and Nicole Britt, devoted and extraordinary care givers.

Due to COVID-19, a private family graveside service will be held, officiated by Rabbi Séverine Sokol.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Temple Sinai, 11620 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Dorothy (Dot) Hardison Wynings

Dorothy (Dot) Hardison Wynings, 90, passed peacefully on September 19, 2020 at her home in Carrollton, Virginia after a short illness. Born August 2, 1930, in Wilmington, North Carolina, she was the daughter of William and Brookie Hardison.

Dot and her late husband Earl L. Wynings, Sr. of Newport News had three sons: Earl “Chuck” L. Wynings Jr., of Carrollton, Barry K. Wynings of Newport News (deceased), and Eric R. Wynings of Newport News. She had six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are son Chuck and his wife Joy; their sons and a daughter-in-law: Adam, Taylor, Graham and his wife Katherine; granddaughter Laura and her son River; a brother William (Billy) Hardison and his wife Bobbie; a brother in law “Mac” McDonald; nieces and nephews; and many extended family who lovingly called her “Granny”.

Dot was preceded in death by her husband, Earl L. Wynings, Sr., son Barry Wynings, her parents, and six sisters: Edna, Annie Belle, Hazel, Mary, Anna Lou, and Aleen.

Dot loved fashion, making a beautiful home, and traveling. Her love for the Lord kept her active in Community Bible Study for years and she was a beloved member of Village Christian Fellowship Church in Suffolk, Virginia. Dot’s dependence on the Lord gave her much joy for life and her cheerful resolve and acceptance for what life brings was a tribute to her character. She will enjoy heaven!

A graveside service will be held at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. In light of COVID-19, the memory of Dot’s life will be celebrated outside, and attendees are asked to observe social distancing measures and to wear a mask.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Jerry Rodger Taylor & Patricia Ann Taylor

Jerry Rodger Taylor passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020. He was born May 29, 1943, in Mt. Airy, NC. Jerry moved to Newport News, VA in 1964, where he spent most of his life. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as a master shipbuilder. Jerry was known as the “Nut Man”. He enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, and playing cards with his friends. Jerry is survived by a sister, Mary Ruth White, and brother, Robert Louis Taylor.
Patricia Ann Taylor passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020. She was born on February 24, 1946, in Slough Birminghamshire, England. Patricia moved to the United States at the age of 10. She grew up in Gastonia, NC, and moved to Newport News in 1990. Patricia worked at the Lunch Bell for many years before retiring. She was an active member of Parkview United Methodist Church. Patricia truly enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Patricia is survived by a brother, William Thomas Griffin, and sister, Valerie Griffin Kelly.

Jerry and Patricia are also survived by their children, Jeffrey Burrell (Shannon), Kimberly Pierce (Ronald), Jennifer Jackson, Bryant Burrell (Susan), and Tracy Evans; grandchildren, Toni Roberts (Bryan), Jaye Jackson (Becca), Whitney Jackson (Trey), Wesley Livingston, Nathan Pierce, Holly Taylor (Sam), Dawson Evans, Shelden Burrell, and Kate Tadloc (Matt); and nine great-grandchildren.

A celebration of their lives will be held at Parkview United Methodist Church, 912 Briarfield Road, Newport News VA on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Facial Masks and social distancing will be required.

The children ask that donations be made to Parkview United Methodist Church to support and honor the church that they loved.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Amandra Florine Cole

Amandra Florine Cole passed away peacefully with her Lord and Savior on September 15, 2020 at the Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Georgia.

Amandra was born the 21st of October, 1923, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Cottie Dean Cherry and Frederick Lathem and also by her husband Edward Howard Cole, Jr. and two daughters, Sylvia Jean Larsen and Cynthia Jo Cole.

Amandra is survived by her daughter Lucille Cole Bradshaw and husband, Louis Wayne Bradshaw of Brunswick, Georgia, and son, David Lee Cole and wife Colleen Kennedy Cole of Chicago, Illinois. Her brother James Melvin Dail of Greensboro, North Carolina also survives. The deceased has 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren, and a great great grandchild along with many nieces, nephews and cousins, all of which she adored.

There will be a visitation at Peninsula Funeral Home, 1:30 P.M – 2:30 P.M Monday the 28th of September 2020 followed by a graveside service at 3 P.M. at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News Virginia.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in honor of Amandra F. Cole to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Pkwy, Brunswick, Georgia 31525. Where she received companionate and comforting Care.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, Georgia and the Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News, Virginia.

Betty Walls

Betty Walls was carried home in the arms of Jesus on September 14, 2020.  She fought a short battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a cruel form of brain cancer, that left her not knowing what was happening to her.  She was born on April 26, 1942, in Winston-Salem, NC to Herman Paul and Clevie Pearl Shutt.  Betty moved to Hampton at the age of 2 where she lived in Copeland Park before moving to Whealton Road.  She attended Hampton High School, graduating in 1960.

During her senior year, Betty began working at TC Murphy Company and quickly advanced to a supervisory position. She later worked at Montgomery Wards as a manager of a major department.  Betty graduated from Christopher Newport College in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in business. She began a long career in real estate, obtaining her broker’s license in 1987.  She opened her own agency in 1994 and worked tirelessly until her diagnosis in June 2020.

Betty was also an award-winning Avon representative, reaching Honor Society for the 3rd highest sales representative in her area.

She was also a member of the Woman’s Council for Realtors.  She obtained the honor of Woman of the Year in 1986 and served as President in 1987.

Betty was a strong, independent woman who loved work in retail and real estate.  She worked hard to overcome challenges and was astute at solving problems.

Throughout the years, she enjoyed many interests.  These included bowling, scrapbooking, and country-western dancing.  Betty also enjoyed traveling.  She spent time as a military wife in Okinawa and the Azores.  Her true loves were landscaping, gardening, and genealogy/ancestry.

Betty was able to transform many of her yards into lovely landscaped beauties.  During her final months, Betty enjoyed coffee, popcorn, ice cream, and other sweets.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, five siblings, and numerous cats.  Betty leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter and caretaker, Yvonne Carroll Turner, and her supportive sister, Nina Shutt Costello.  Also mourning her loss are grandchildren, Natasha Brooke Crawford, Rutherfordton, NC; Julie Crawford-Hosey (Thomas), Smithfield, VA; and John Turner, Newport News.  She had 8 great-grandchildren, Conner, Guardia, Sierra Clark, Colton Clark, Riley Guardia, Callie Clark, Brady Guardia, Emma Guardia, and Henry Hosey. She is also survived by a stepdaughter, Sherry Walls, Georgetown, OH. And her true loves, pampered kitties, Albert and Ebony.
Betty and her family wanted to thank the many people who were supportive during the last months of her life – Nina Costello, Ricky Shutt, and Carol Shubert.  Her neighbors, Cindy and Tom, who went above and beyond taking care of her yard and providing comforting prayer.  Riverside Hospice provided great care, Ashley, Heather Sherinna, and Marie who provided weekly care.  They were kind and supportive at the time of her death.  Betty was especially fond of her doctor, Dr. Amna Hamid Feroze. She also wanted to thank the doctor and nurses who provided excellent care during her emergency room visit and hospital stay, Dr. Lawson, Dr. Patel, and Dr. McAllister.
Betty faced her illness head-on.  She chose not to pursue treatment as she wanted to face her death on her own terms.  As the disease progressed, Betty had difficulty with her memory and ability to speak clearly.  This was very frustrating for her.  Considering her struggle, expressions of sympathy can be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715, or glioblastoma.org.  If you prefer, donations may also be made to Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary, 181 Messick Road, Poquoson, VA.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 20 between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. at Betty’s home.  Facial masks and social distancing will be required.

Mama, you have reached your eternal home, free from pain and suffering.  Please remember John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, so that we should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Manuela Christine Wyrwa McCoy

Manuela Christine Wyrwa McCoy, 59, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2020 after a brave and incredibly stoical battle with melanoma. At the time of her death, she was surrounded by her loving and devoted family.

Manuela was a native of Kaiserslautern, West Germany where she was born on August 28, 1961. In May 1980, at the age of 18, she met her husband, Perry Wayne McCoy. The two were later married in Kaiserslautern, West Germany on September 24, 1982. Perry was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and went on to serve for 21 years. Throughout that time, Manuela stood by his side and endured the challenges of an Air Force wife while concurrently working in her own career. Her selfless and significant contributions to the national security of the United States and Germany were honorable and reflect great credit upon herself and her family upbringing. While stationed at Pruem Air Station, Germany for four years, she worked at the Bitburg Air Base Hospital as a medical transcriptionist. Following a military reassignment, she worked at the Zweibrueken Military Community Housing Office for four years. Then, a move to Barksdale Air Force Base Louisiana provided the opportunity for her to work for the Willis-Knighton hospital as a medical transcriptionist. Their final military assignment relocated the couple to Langley Air Force Base, Virginia where she was employed as a medical transcriptionist with Virginia Oncology Associates. She worked there for 23 years until her death.

Manuela was a loving, kind and compassionate wife and mother. She raised three wonderful children; Natasha, Eric and Tristan and instilled upon them the values of integrity, kindness and perseverance. Manuela guided and supported all three children throughout each of their endeavors. She was never short of love to give to her children. She was the pillar of the family to which everyone turned to for support and inspiration and was always there in time of need.

Manuela was well educated and multi-lingual; fluent in German, English and French. While stationed in Louisiana, she attended college at the Louisiana State University.

Manuela always displayed a love for animals. In her later years, she volunteered to foster rescue dogs for the Bald-is-Beautiful non-profit organization. She ultimately fostered over 40 Chinese Crested dogs and helped to place them in permanent homes.

She was preceded in death by her father Bogdan Wyrwa, mother Ida Wyrwa and father in-law, Norman A. McCoy.

She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Perry W. McCoy, her three loving children Natasha S. McCoy, Eric C. McCoy, Tristan T. McCoy, her mother-in-law, Lois Van Houten McCoy, brother and sister in-law, Gary and Kathy Truax, nephews Michael and Matthew Truax and niece Anna Truax. Additionally, she leaves behind numerous loving relatives in Germany and Poland with whom she has maintained contact over the years.

The family is devastated by her loss but is resolute in their determination to carry on and live life to its fullest as she would have wanted. Her friends and family will forever keep her memory alive within their hearts.

The family would like to extend their deep and sincere gratitude to the many wonderful people at Virginia Oncology Associates and the Sentara Careplex for their loving and compassionate care and support.

A funeral service will be held Friday, September 18, 10:00 a.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA. The interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Berry Fields

Berry Fields, 72, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Riverside Hospital in Newport News VA.  She was a native of El Paso, TX and much of her adult life was spent in Washington DC, and Virginia. Berry resided in Newport News, VA for the last 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Andre M. Fields Sr., father, Ollie Moe Green, mother, Rosell Wilborn and sister, Dora Williams.  Berry is survived by her only child, Andre M. Fields, Jr and his wife, Buffy Ruffin, both of Newport News; sisters: Helen Skinner and Bernice Turner both of Greensboro, NC of Greensboro, NC, Annie May Ingram of El Paso, TX, and Mozell Miller of Moreno Valley, CA; brothers: Ollie James Green (Rose) and Alton Green (Jacklyn) both of San Antonio, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many other loved ones.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11147 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

James Wilbur Rowe

James Wilbur Rowe, 97, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 14, 2020.  He was born on October 6, 1922, in Gloucester VA the son of Walter Frank Rowe and Mary Robins Rowe. He was the youngest of eight children, three brothers, and four sisters. After graduating from Achilles High School in 1941, Wilbur was employed by Newport News Shipbuilding and graduated from the apprentice school in 1947.   Wilbur was employed there for 44 years before retiring as Superintendent of the Steel Fabrication Department.  He joined the Navy in 1944 where he served for two years during WWII.  Wilbur loved his country and always displayed his American Flag.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley F. Rowe.  They resided in Newport News for 45 years. A loving husband and father always placing his family first. Wilbur loved sports and enjoyed baseball and football, which he played in high school and Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School. He was an active member of North Riverside Baptist Church where he served and supported many activities. After retirement, Wilbur traveled the USA and several countries throughout the world. He had no regrets and lived a great life leaving behind a happy family. He loved everyone and he was loved.

He is survived by his children, Gail R. Jackson, and husband, Wayne Jackson of Raleigh, NC, and Keith Rowe and wife, Mary Ann Rowe of Chesapeake, VA.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.  A graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the American cancer society.

Burton Page Hill

Burton Page Hill is at rest and has found peace after a lifetime of devotion and accomplishment.  Burton was a devoted husband to his wife, Charlotte Walker Hill.  He was also a father, brother, uncle, and friend to many.

Burton was born on July 20, 1925, in Newport News, Virginia, to the late Ella Scull and William Glover Hill.  He attended Newport News High School and, upon graduating, enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp – where he qualified as a pilot, navigator and bombardier – and served in the Pacific theatre through the end of World War II.  After flying over 30 missions with the 19th Bombardment Group, he was honorably discharged with several medals of honor – including the Distinguished Flying Cross – and solidified his place in “the Greatest Generation”.  On the GI bill, he enrolled at the College of William and Mary and graduated in 1952 with degrees in business and economics.  While attending W&M, he met the love of his life, Charlotte Walker Hill, who he married in August of 1953.

Burton started a thirty-two year career at Newport News Shipbuilding and its subsidiary, Newport News Reactor Services.  In support of Admiral Hyman Rickover’s nuclear land-based reactors, Burton was transferred to facilities in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and later Ballston’s Spa, New York, where he established friendships in both areas.  After five years, Burton’s career brought him back to Newport News.  He decided to take early retirement from NNS in 1984 to start a second career as manager and treasurer at Newport News Shipbuilding Employees’ Credit Union (now Bayport Credit Union).  After many milestones at the credit union and establishing enduring bonds of friendship with present and retired employees and board members, Burton retired as manager and Chief Financial Officer after ten years of service in 1994, remaining on the Board of Directors until 2014.  Serving his community was one of Burton’s passions and he served on the boards of numerous civic associations including the YMCA, SPCA and the Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center.  Additionally, he was a long-standing member of the James River Country Club and the Hampton Roads German Club.  He also served as a deacon and elder in the Presbyterian Church and was an advocate for International Cooperating Ministries.

Burton always put his faith and family first followed closely by his devotion to his dogs.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Charlotte Walker Hill; his parents, Ella S. and William G. Hill; his brothers, William and Wesley; and his sisters, Mildred and Ella.  He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Page Hill of Yorktown, Virginia, and his faithful companion, his golden retriever, Rockie.  Burton is also survived by his nephews, Frank, Richard, William, John, David, Stuart, Barry, Thomas and Douglas; his niece, Diane; his cousins, Ward R. Scull and Mary H. Gleason; and extended family as well as countless neighbors, co-workers, and friends. Burton was a leader and inspired lifelong bonds of friendship in those who knew him.  He was once memorialized by a fellow board member as “the most ethical man I ever knew”.  May he always be remembered with the same respect, loyalty, dignity, humor, and affection that he effortlessly shared with the world.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA.

A service celebrating Burtons’ life will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church with a reception immediately following. All guests are required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing at both events.  A private burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Burton’s honor to any of the organizations named above or a favorite charity.  The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Glenn Ross and the nursing staff at The Hamilton/York Convalescent Center for their compassion and care.

Jane Piazza Roy

Jane Piazza Roy passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 10, 2020. The family considered it a beautiful blessing to be with her during her final hours, especially considering the Covid-19 restrictions of the last six months.

Jane was born on May 7, 1928 in Newport News, and grew up in the historic and quaint Hilton Village. She thrived in the lovely, close-knit community where she attended Hilton Baptist Church, Hilton Elementary and Morrison High School. While at Morrison, Jane was honored to be crowned “May Queen”. . . no surprise since she was quite a beauty. After graduating, Jane went to work for the C&P Telephone Company. As fate would have it, in 1947 she met the love of her life, Valley K. Roy, Jr. They married on May 8, 1948, and their love story would continue for a lifetime. Jane and Valley had three children, Pam, Carl and Beth. The children would agree that Jane was the epitome of motherhood, and that they were the “center of her heart” and the focus of her life. Jane was extremely artistic, creative, and had a flair for fashion (especially when it came to shoes). As her family would attest, Jane took tremendous pride in keeping a neat and immaculate home. While living in Hidenwood, she became active in the Martha Hiden Garden Club, and enjoyed teaching Sunday School at Hilton Baptist Church. After being a stay at home mother for years, Jane returned to work at the telephone company where she continued to work until her retirement in 1985. Jane and Valley relished their retirement years. They moved to their dream home in Lakewood Park, loved playing golf, bridge and especially enjoyed traveling with their lifelong friends. Their greatest joy, however, came from spending time with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In 2005, Jane and Valley entered the Chesapeake Retirement Community. Sadly, in her later years, Jane developed Alzheimer’s. Our family is so appreciative for the outstanding care and compassion our mother received from the entire staff in Memory Support and Healthcare. Their kindness will never be forgotten.

Jane was preceded in death by her loving husband, Valley; her parents, Carl and Kellam Piazza; her brother, John Piazza; and her son-in-law, Johnny Scruggs. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter, Pamela Roy Soddu (Tony) of Midlothian; son, Dr. Carl Piazza Roy (Laura) of Virginia Beach; daughter, Elizabeth Roy Scruggs of Newport News; grandchildren, Courtney Parezo (Jamin), Hunter Bryant (Kitty), Jay Scruggs (Cassie), James Scruggs (Kari), Meredythe Roy (Evan Walker), and Taylor Roy; great-grandchildren, Hugh, Graham, Ella, Paisley, Parker, Zach, and Sam; sister-in-law, Janett Piazza; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mom always said “my cup runneth over”, ours does as well, mom, when we think of the beautiful legacy you left us.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 358 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA 23185 or “Joyful Voices”, 13621 W. Salisbury Road, Midlothian, VA 23113.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Peninsula Memorial Park. All guests are required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Mark Winston Turner

Mark Winston Turner, 61, went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, September 10, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Jane Turner.  Mark is survived by two sisters, Barbara McCormick and Nita Davis and husband, Billy; two nephews, two nieces, and three great-nieces.

A private graveside service will be held.  Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Jeffrey Wade Bullock

Jeffrey Wade Bullock, 54, passed away on September 4, 2020. He was a resident of Carrollton, VA.  Jeffrey was known for his loud and easy laughter, his sense of humor, and his passion for motorcycles. He loved his children but loved embarrassing them even more. He was always there to listen and knew how to make anyone laugh even in the darkest times. Jeffrey never took life too seriously and lived with a very free spirit. He had the ability to make friends with absolutely anyone and make them feel like they had known him forever.

Jeffrey was preceded in death by his brother, Kyle T. Bullock. He is survived by his children, Kelsey Bullock-Vladu, and Kyle D. and Triton Bullock; parents, Joan and Bill Bullock; and brothers, Michael Bullock (Amy) and David Bullock (Susan).

We will all miss him and know he is already disrupting Heaven with his loud laugh and is finally reunited with his little brother.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Parklawn Memorial Park. Masks and social distancing will be required. Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Rebecca Lewis Jordan

Rebecca Lewis Jordan, 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 5, 2020.  She was born in Wachapreague, Virginia to the late Edward H. Lewis and Florence R. Lewis.  Rebecca was a resident of Newport News since 1944.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 38 years, Lester W Jordan Sr., brothers: Wade, Eddie, Page, Thomas and Richard Lewis and sisters: Ruth Wilson, Ella Paul, Phyllis Payne, Cornelia Booker, and Anna Rodea.  Rebecca is survived by six children, three sons: Ralph G. Jordan (Anita) of Zuni, Wilton C. Jordan (Paula) of West Point, Lester W. Jordan Jr. (Stacey) of Lexington; three daughters: Julia J. Boberick (Jeff) of Newport News, Sharon J. Ryan (Jim) of Newport News and Karen J. Vaughan (Jim) of Kennesaw, GA; grandchildren, Emily Kingery, Cheryl Jordan, Amy Pointer, Cindy Jordan, Michael Jordan, Tim Boberick, Brian Boberick, Jim Ryan, Shaun Ryan, Chris Ryan, Matt Ryan, Jared Jordan, Leslie Gibbs, and Jason Vaughan, as well as 25 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; brothers: Vernon and Samuel Lewis and sisters: Thelma Abbott and Sylvia Steffens.

Rebecca was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church in Newport News for 74 years.
In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

A funeral service will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 p.m. with burial following in Peninsula Memorial Park at 1:00. Please see www.peninsulafuneralhome.com/video for live-streaming.   All guests are required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

John Archibald Horgan, M.D.

John Archibald Horgan, M.D., died on September 8, 2020, at his home. Jack was born on April 21, 1938, in Norfolk and was a graduate of Maury High School, Class of 1956, and Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1960. After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he continued his medical training at the University of Kentucky and the University of Colorado Medical Centers. Two years in the U.S. Army took him to Seoul, Korea, and Ft. Carson, Colorado. Following a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Virginia, Jack came to Newport News in 1971 where he established the Division of Cardiology at Riverside Regional Medical Center and continued his practice there until his retirement.

Jack is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy Earle Horgan; his three children, Laura Earle Horgan, M.D., and her husband, Steven Ryan Hunter, and their children, Will and Caroline; Amy Horgan Fiveash, and her husband, Robert Emmet Fiveash, and their children, Grayson and Anne Burns; his son, John Archibald Horgan, III; and his brother, Darrell S. Daniels M.D., and his wife, Rosanne.

Jack was an avid exerciser. He enjoyed running (including a Boston Marathon), tennis, cycling, golf, and especially skiing which led to Jack and Nancy becoming part-time residents of Colorado for many years.
Adventure travel, visiting exotic places, and trekking in remote areas were of great interest to Jack. He summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked the Mt. Everest trail, and climbed numerous 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado.

He was a member of James River Country Club, the Hampton Roads German Club, Newport News Public Arts Foundation, and Hidenwood Presbyterian Church.\

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts in Jack’s memory be made to the John A. Horgan ’60 Pre-medicine Scholarship at the VMI Foundation, Box 932, Lexington, VA 24450, or a charity of your choice.

A private memorial service will be held due to Covid restrictions.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Bessie Lee Allen Pittman

Bessie Lee Allen Pittman, 99, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 7, 2020.  She was born in Thomasville, NC on October 2, 1920.  She lived at home until moving to Washington, DC in 1941 where she worked for the Federal Government and met her future husband.  After 33 years of government service she retired from Fort Eustis, Maintenance Division, in 1981.

Bessie was a resident of Hampton, Virginia since 1953 and was a loyal member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  One of her greatest joys was being of service to others and her love and care were known by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, John W. Pittman, son-in-law, Carl H. Hallgren. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to three generations of children, she will be sorely missed.

Bessie is survived by her daughters, Teresa Hallgren of Newport News and Jonnie Landis (Joe) of Idaho Falls, Idaho; grandchildren, Anna Hallgren Oquendo (Steven) of Newport News, Jody Landis (Denise), and Denny Landis, of Idaho Falls; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Briann, Anna, Shiann, and Miles; great-great-granddaughter, Remi; and a dear and special friend, Ed Waugaman, who did so much for her.

The family wishes to thank the many friends who cared for and visited with Bessie through her later years.  She delighted in having company and was blessed by your friendship and kindness.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020 in the Peninsula Memorial Park mausoleum chapel.  Masks and social distancing will be required. Memorial donations may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 1509 Todds Lane, Hampton VA 23666 or your favorite charity.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Guy Randolph “Randy” Warthan

Guy Randolph “Randy” Warthan, 83, passed away September 7, 2020.  Born to Minnie Elizabeth and Guy Bruce Warthan in Newport News, Randy grew up in Hampton and graduated from Hampton High School in 1955.  He entered the IBEW electrical apprentice program after graduation working for electrical contractors throughout the Peninsula.  After retiring from HRSD in 1999 as a maintenance electrician, he worked at Peninsula Funeral Home.  Randy was a member of Chestnut United Methodist Church his entire life.  He was a member and Past Master of Bremond Lodge #241 since 1959.

Leaving behind to cherish his memory are his wife and high school sweetheart of 64 years, Anne; two sons, Daniel Keith (Jenny) and Timothy Guy (Donna); three grandchildren, Christie, Morgan, and Zachery; and three great-grandchildren, Dashel, Noah, and Holley, who all loved their DeDad.

A service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020 in the mausoleum of Peninsula Memorial Park, with Masonic rites.  The family will receive friends on hour prior. Masks and social distancing will be required. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Peninsula Food Bank or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Carrie Dawson House

Carrie Dawson House, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020. She was a native of LaGrange, North Carolina. At the age of 14, she came to Virginia to babysit a relative and never went back to North Carolina. She worked as a cashier at the Hilton Theater and retired from Colonial Stores. After her retirement, she also worked at Brentwood Pharmacy.

Carrie was preceded in death by her husband, C.A. House and her parents, Luna and Burrell Dawson. She is survived by her daughter, Oliva Brickey (Steve), granddaughters, Mandy and Hope and great-granddaughter, Lilly.

Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Audrey Mallory Carter

Audrey Mallory Carter, 89, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to be with the Lord on September 2, 2020 surrounded by her family. Audrey was a resident of Newport News, Virginia.

Audrey was born in Hampton, Va. on December 27, 1930, and graduated from Hampton High School. After graduating, she was employed by Noland Company where she met Kinston Randolph Carter (Randy). The two were married in 1951 and built a beautiful life together for 52 years. Audrey was a devoted member of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church where she served her faith as chairwoman of the bereavement committee, flower guild chair and an active member of the Chapel Sunday School Class. She was a former member of Eastern Star, a dedicated member of PEO Chapter AG and in her leisure time was a member of the Warwick Yacht and Country Club. Audrey was often seen on the courts as a talented, passionate tennis player and enjoyed climbing the ladies tennis league ladder, finding joy in playing matches with friends. Audrey was an avid home gardener, enjoyed working in her yard and visiting with neighbors on the patio. Audrey and Randy were dedicated and loyal friends to many, with whom endless memories were made traveling, barbequing and playing bridge. She was a loving wife and mother, but was happiest when surrounded by her entire family, especially her three grandchildren.

Audrey’s heavenly welcoming party include parents, William and Eva Mallory, her husband, Kinston Randolph Carter (Randy) and great-grandson Kinston Carter Wilks. Carrying her memory and legacy on in life are three loving daughters, Deborah C. Spence of Newport News, Sandra C. Jones (Bill) of Roanoke and Karen Carter-Wilks (Joel) of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Jennifer C. Jones of Roanoke, Adam T. Wilks (Ashley) of San Antonio and Ryan C. Wilks of Chicago; one great-grandson Shepherd J. Wilks; sister, Doris M. Lennon of Mathews; and several nieces and nephews.

Rev. Charles Tucker will lead a graveside service at Peninsula Memorial Park on Tuesday, September 8 at 11a.m.   Social distancing will be required.  At a later date when it is safe, a Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church.    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (alzheimers org). The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff and nurses of Warwick Forest for their dedicated and constant loving care of our mother.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Herbert L. Davis, Sr.

Herbert L. Davis, Sr., 81, passed away on September 4, 2020.  He was a native of Norfolk and had been a resident of Newport News for 60 years. He retired from the City of Newport News Fire Department as Deputy Chief of Operations after 33 years of service. He became a firefighter in 1960 and worked his way up through the ranks to the position of Deputy Chief of Operations in which he served in that position for the last 10 years of his career.  Herbert was also a United States Army veteran.

Herbert loved spending as much time as he could with family and was an avid Yankees fan his entire life.  He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Davis and Anna Hope Davis Johnson; step-father, Walter Lee Johnson; sisters, Florence Miller, Hazel Harrison, Patricia Lyden; and brothers, Melvin Davis and Thomas Davis.  Herbert is survived by his wife of 58 years, Linda Davis; two sons, Herbert Lee Davis Jr. (Michele) of Amherst, VA and Michael Craig Davis (Julie) of York County, VA; three grandchildren, Allison Davis of Richmond, Tyler Davis of VCU, Richmond and Caitlyn of York County; two sisters, Iva Mae McDaniel and Brenda English; mother-in-law, Ella Ruth Clark of Newport News and brother-in-law, Bernard Clark, Jr. (Pat) of Poquoson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home with a graveside service at Peninsula Memorial Park on Friday, September 11 at 1:00 p.m. Facial masks and social distancing will be required.

Memorial donations in Herbert’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc,  St. Jude https://www.stjude.org/donate or your favorite charity.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

James Russell Baker

James Russell Baker, 29, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

He was born in Hampton Roads, VA on August 26, 1991. As an infant, Jim was diagnosed with a rare condition that caused blindness. His family wholeheartedly strived to give Jim an enriched life. We knew early on Jim was special and blessed with many talents. Along Jim’s journey, he became the best big brother, a brilliant student, a loving family member, and a person of faith. As Jim grew, it became evident that he possessed an exceptional intellect, which served as a valuable key to unlocking his world. Jim picked up concepts at an astonishing pace. He participated in programs at CMU, RIT, and John Hopkins and was awarded a full scholarship at the University of Rochester.  Jim thrived in these academic environments. It was during his time at the U of R that Jim’s physical and mental health challenges emerged. Making his accomplishment of graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Technology and Environmental Science all the more inspiring.

Finding employment was extremely difficult, but Jim’s persistence led him to find a job as an IT professional, a job that ended due to a cut in funding. Family, friends, and strangers rallied around Jim but too often Jim’s experiences highlighted how our world struggles to embrace diversity, leading to barriers with occupation, socialization, and denies or limits many talented individuals the chance to contribute greatly to our society.

About six years ago, he received Newton, a service dog, from Leader Dogs for the Blind. Jim and Newton were a great team. Jim loved to walk and Newton was a great companion. In May of this year, Jim and Newton achieved their goal of walking 1 million steps.

Newton was a huge part of Jim’s life, a wonderful companion that facilitated adventure and minimized the limitations blindness caused. Jim also advocated for himself and others for a multitude of causes. It’s for all the reasons above that we, Jim’s Family, would like to request donations to be considered for Leader Dogs for the Blind, Rochester Hills, Michigan, https://www.leaderdog.org/donate or National Alliance of Mental Health Institute (NAMI) https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/Donate-to-NAMI in honor of Jim’s life and memory.

Jim tried valiantly to make this world work for him and ultimately it did not but he worked hard for it. He was most impressive for his kindheartedness, patience, and courageousness far surpassed his IQ and these are the traits we will cherish the most.

We enjoyed his humorous spirit and still had many good times with him accompanied by support from family and friends. Sadly, his mental illness was unrelenting. This was extremely painful for all of us and especially conflicting for Jim. We shared many memorable days together. Jim returned from a trip to Virginia to see his fiancée on Monday, August 24, he was as happy as we had seen him in a long time. We take comfort knowing that he left this world during happier times.

We are truly grateful knowing that Jim passed away in his sleep, loved and at home with family. His courage remained strong to live as full of a life as possible, always. He passed on Wednesday, August 26, on his 29th birthday which will serve as a powerful reminder to celebrate his life.

Jim was the most courageous person that we have known. He had so many obstacles set in his path but remained a sweet, thoughtful, caring, and loving person his entire life. He took on many challenges and so often overcame them.

Jim was an incredible son, brother, grandson, nephew, friend, and fiancé to Brianna.

He is survived by his father, James J. Baker and Cara Zosh of Los Alamos, NM and mother, Jane and Greg Elwood of Winchester, VA; sister, Jessica Baker of West Valley NY; fiancé Brianna Williams; and by many loving family members; grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and step-family.

We will always be grateful for the time we had with him and the family, friends, and community that encouraged him.  We had set out to enrich his life and it turned out he was the one that enriched our lives beyond measure.

We share our story to increase awareness and communication about the positives and negatives that may possibly exist with a disability and mental health issues.

Thank you,
Jim Baker, Jane Elwood, Jessica and Family

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 6, at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.  Facial masks and social distancing will be required.

Barbara “Jeanne” Driscoll

Barbara “Jeanne” Driscoll, 90, passed away peacefully at her eldest daughter, Carolyn’s, home on August 28, 2020 after a long illness. She was born on January 22, 1930 in Cape Charles, VA but, raised on the Peninsula, and was a 1947 graduate of Newport News High School. Jeanne was a woman of devoted religious faith who regularly attended mass and social functions at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, in Newport News, until no longer able. She was a devoted wife, mother, and friend to her family and those who knew her. She will be remembered as an opinionated and strong-willed woman with a passion for life, yet with a tender and calm demeanor that was truly unsurpassed. Jeanne was a career-oriented woman who retired as a civil servant, earning numerous awards while working for NASA and DOD, and later in the private sector for a number of years. A memorable highlight for her while at NASA, when attending a party in Houston, was being introduced to the original seven astronauts. She said, ‘they were all fine gentlemen’. Jeanne loved reading, boating, gardening, traveling, being with friends, and seeing new places. All of the holiday and family gatherings at her home will be treasured forever.

Jeanne entrusted her affairs, during the past seven years of her life, to her youngest daughter, Donna, who was unwavering in the support and love she provided for her mother.

A special thank you is extended to the Riverside Hospice Staff, especially Katherine Hughes, Jennifer with Brightstar In-Home Care, plus, Bernadette Branch, who provided much appreciated companionship to Jeanne, early on, with assisted living.

Jeanne was left to cherish the memories of her late husband, William “Eddie” Driscoll, parents Percy and Mary “Nanny” Karpa Bennett Bull, and brother, Robert “Bobby” Bennett. Now, those of us left to cherish the memories of Barbara Jeanne, include her three daughters, Carolyn Gregory, Sandra Zumbrun (Henry), and Donna Barrows (Danny); her grandchildren, Kevin Gregory (Laura), Kris Gregory, Amanda Kulawik (Brandon), and Bryan Barrows (Christina); and her great grandchildren, Brielle, Ayla, Benjamin, and Madelon.

Services are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church.

David Hayes

David Hayes, 71, passed away quietly after a short illness on August 30, 2020. He was born in Hampton on February 18, 1949. David moved to Smithfield in 2000. He served in the Viet Nam War and was a member of the VFW and American Legion in Smithfield. David retired from the city of Newport News and enjoyed his retirement with family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Thelma Hayes. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Donna; sisters, Carol (Ray) and Nancy (Paul); brothers, Jim (Janice) and Kenny (Debbie); step-son, Randy; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Peninsula Memorial Park, with Pastor Billy Gardner of Mill Swamp Baptist Church, in Ivor, Virginia officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association, 4669 South Blvd #103, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Rebecca “Becky” S. Sager

Rebecca “Becky” S. Sager, 67, passed away August 31, 2020, after a short illness. She was a member of the VFW Aux, the American Legion AUX, Smithfield, VA and the Women of the Moose, Hampton, VA. After retiring, Becky enjoyed playing pool with many of her friends and loved to travel.

Becky is preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and parents, Donald and Mildred Hull. She is survived by her daughter, Sandy (Rocky); brothers, Dick (Cathy) and Allan (Donna); sister, Donna; step-daughter, Sherry (Vaughn); and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Peninsula Funeral Home. Masks and social distancing will be required. Please visit www.peninsulafuneralhome.com/video for live-streaming.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Norris Apperson

Norris Apperson, 84, passed quietly from this earth and into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, August 29, 2020. He was born February 28, 1936, a lifelong resident of Newport News. Norris attended Wilson School, played football with the East End Blue Devils and the Newport News High School Typhoons. He graduated from Newport News High School in 1954, going on to attend and play football for the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School. Norris retired after over 40 years of service with Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company. He loved golf and continued to follow the game even after his playing days were over.

Norris was preceded in death by his beautiful wife of 59 years, Patricia W. Apperson; his brother, Lemuel “Pat” Apperson; and his parents, Lemuel R. and Mary Alice Apperson. He is survived by daughters, Cyndi Hefner (John) and Melinda McGowan (Seamus); granddaughters, Caiti McGowan, Jennifer McGowan (Pablo Siekiviza), and Valerie Kiziltas (Serdar); great-granddaughters, Emma and Alice Siekiviza, and Hailey Kiziltas; nephews, Lem Apperson (Debbie and Elizabeth) and Sam Apperson (Ron Braswell).

Heartfelt thanks go out to The Newport staff for their dedication, love and care over the last year and a half. You are all true heroes, especially during these unprecedented times.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lackey Clinic or the Peninsula Rescue Mission.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Betty Wills Potter

Betty Wills Potter, 81, of Yorktown, Virginia, passed away on August 28, 2020.  She was a native of Suffolk and a lifelong resident of Richmond and the Peninsula.  Betty was the wife of the late Ted W. Potter.  She is survived by daughters, Betsy McBee (Steve) and Kristen Nelson (Jeff); son, Wade Potter (Brenda); grandchildren, Jennifer Moheiser, Heather Stauder (Brian), Kate O’Brien, Shelby Mitchell, Brandon Potter (Lauren), Sydney and Kaleb Nelson, Cory Blount (Chris), and Dulcy Miller (Shawn); great-grandchildren, Stephen and Thomas Moheiser, Eve and Nate Stauder, Brayden and Cooper Blount, Weston Miller, and Bodhi Potter.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Peninsula Funeral Home.  Masks and social distancing will be required.  Please see www.peninsulafuneralhome.com/video for live-streaming.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Marilyn L. Groene

Marilyn L. Groene passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. She was born November 9, 1921, the daughter of Henry and Harriet Stovall and lived most of her youth in Cincinnati, OH.

She volunteered for many worthwhile charities throughout her life. During WWII, she was an active Red Cross worker. Marilyn was a forty-year member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church where she served in their Outreach Ministries for twelve years as well as in their Pregnancy Solutions, an anti-abortion ministry.  She was also a long-time member of their St. James Guild and she served ten years as a hospital pink-lady and was one of the original volunteers for the Suicide Crisis Center when it was located in Portsmouth, VA.  Marilyn also enjoyed her time with the Smithfield Little Theater when it was called the Cotton Gin.

In 1944, she married her returning officer from WWII, Charles Groene, and they raised three wonderful children. When her husband’s job took them to Decatur, IL, and later to Louisville, KY, Marilyn scripted, directed, and modeled in many successful upscale charity fashion shows put-on in country clubs and theaters. After her husband’s death in 1975, Marilyn became interested in investing and took several investment courses at Old Dominion University. For the next thirty years, she became a successful investor before retiring at age eighty at which time she moved into The Chesapeake retirement community where she lived for the next eighteen years until her death at the age of 98.

Her joy in life was her family, faith, football, babies, and flowers.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula Djabbarah, and her husband, Nizar, of Houston, TX and New York City;  son, Charles Groene, and wife, Angie, of Loudon, TN;  daughter, Patricia Kovac, and husband, Joe, of Richmond, VA; four grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren.

Her family would like to thank the staff at The Chesapeake, particularly those in The Chesapeake Assisted Living unit for the love and care they gave Marilyn.

Due to circumstances created by the current COVID-19 virus, a private Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. She will be buried next to her husband at historic St. Luke’s cemetery in Smithfield, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Covenant House, a home for homeless and trafficked children, Time Square Station, PO Box 731, New York, NY 10108-0900 or to the VBH Foundation for the benefit of The Chesapeake, 955 Harpersville Rd, Newport News, VA 23601. Donations to both can also be made online.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Milton W. Skolaut, Jr.

Milton W. Skolaut, Jr. passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at his home. He was an Engineering Directorate for NASA for 57 years. Milton was active with the Boy Scouts of America for more than 60 years. He served as a judge for various science fairs and volunteered with PORT Emergency Winter Shelter in Newport News.

Milton was a kind and caring man and he will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 29, at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, in the Memorial Garden, 514 Armstead Avenue, Hampton, VA, officiated by Dr. Cynthia R. Higgins. Masks and social distancing will be required.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boy Scouts of America, 11834 Canon Blvd Suite l, Newport News, VA 23606 (www.donations.scouting.org) or Peninsula Food Bank, 2401 Aluminum Ave, Hampton, VA 23661 (www.hrfoodbank.org/get-involved).

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Nellie Huggins Emory

Nellie Huggins Emory, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, amazing neighbor, and friend, a member of the ‘Greatest Generation’, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020.  She was born in Newport News in 1927 to Furney E. “Bob” and Norah Riley Huggins and moved with her parents to Washington DC in 1928.  In 1940, after her father’s death, she and her mother moved to Hilton Village to be with her beloved grandmother, Nellie Riley.

She graduated from Morrison H.S. in 1944.  In 1950, she married her high school love, M. Lawrence Emory. In 1965, they moved from Hilton to a Maxwell Gardens house that he designed. They were married for 56 years until his death in 2006.

Nellie enjoyed her many years’ associations with her employer, First National Bank of Newport News, and its iterations.  She was active in First Presbyterian Church of Newport News until it closed; she then joined Hidenwood Presbyterian Church and served on many committees there as well.  Nellie was a member of the Woman’s Club of Hilton Village and the James River Country Club Woman’s Golf Association. She loved playing golf and bridge with her many friends and continued playing both into her 90s.

She is survived by her beloved daughter, Lezlee Emory-Cherrix; twin grandchildren, Mason and Riley Cherrix, all of Vienna, VA; and nephews, Laurence Munnikhuysen III (Karen) of Williamsburg and Howard Munnikhuysen (Nancy) of Virginia Beach.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 29 at 1:45 p.m. at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church.  Facemasks and social distancing will be required.  Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.  Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in Nellie’s name to Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, Newport News VA.  Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Tina Woodall

Tina Woodall, 94, passed away on August 22, 2020.  She was born in Wayland, Kentucky and was a resident of Newport News, Virginia for 70 years.  Tina was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James “Dick” Woodall and her son, Larry Castle.  She is survived by step-daughters, Phyllis McKinnie and Sandra Hixon; daughter, Juanita Castle; grandchildren, Gina Curtis and Tyler Castle; great-grandson, Austin Curtis; and nieces and nephews, Don Castle, Helen Higgins, Betty Kropff and Judy Patton.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Peninsula Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday August 27, at Peninsula Memorial Park. Masks and social distancing are required at both days.

Matthew Scott Eshelman

Matthew Scott Eshelman, 57, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020. He was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula, growing up in Newport News, and last residing in Yorktown. Matthew graduated from Denbigh High School in 1980 and attended Virginia Wesleyan University. Baseball was a passion of Matthew’s and he was able to use his talents in both high school and college. He was a great fan of the Minnesota Vikings, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Matthew was preceded in death by his parents, Lou and Roger Eshelman. He is survived by his sister, Betsy Riopelle and husband Brian and their children, Fain, Kyle and Kate; brother, Andy Eshelman and wife Michelle and their children, Wesley and Walker; step-mother, Carolyn Eshelman; step-sisters, Kim and Sherri; and his faithful furry companion, Jack.

Services will be held by the family in Summersville, West Virginia.

Shirlee Miller Fisher

Shirlee Miller Fisher, 84, of Newport News, passed away August 23, 2020. Born in McComas, WV she served as a military spouse and Bell Atlantic employee for almost 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Robert Hugh Fisher. Shirlee is survived by her two sons, Robert Jr. (Suzanne) of Eads, TN and Michael (Ashley) of Moreland Hills, OH and her three grandchildren, Hugh, Hannah, and Spencer.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Peninsula Funeral Home. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hampton Roads Academy, https://www.hra.org/give/give-online.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Shirley Williamson Wunder

Shirley Williamson Wunder, 78, of Charlotte, NC passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at the Laurels in Highland Creek. She was born in Long Island, NY on December 15, 1941, and was raised in Hampton, VA where she graduated from Hampton High School in 1960. She graduated from Riverside School of Professional Nursing in 1963. She worked in various medical facilities until 2002 when she retired. She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Martha Circle and the Friday Saints, until she moved to Charlotte, NC in 2017. She square danced for a number of years with the Swinging Squares and the Tidal Waves.

Shirley was predeceased by her husband of 34 years Melvin Wunder Jr; her son, Michael Wunder; her parents, Stanley and Nellie Williamson; her brother, Donald Williamson, and her best friend Jake Adkins.

She is survived by her son Mark Wunder (Heather) of Davidson; four grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, James and Mary Wunder; sister, Barbara Benson (Bill) of Williamsburg; two sisters-in-law, Janice Wunder and Gay Boggs (Robert) of Newport News; and several nieces and nephews.

The visitation will be Monday, August 24th from 5-7pm at James Funeral Home in Huntersville, North Carolina. Her funeral will be a graveside service on Saturday, August 29th at 11am at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church in Newport News, Va, the American Heart Association at https://www.heart.org/en/get-involved/ways-to-give and The Muscular Dystrophy Association at https://www.mda.org/get-involved.

James Funeral Home, of Huntersville, NC, and Peninsula Funeral Home of Newport News, VA are serving the family.

PegLinda Long Williams

PegLinda Long Williamson, 73, of Yorktown, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2020, from heart disease, with her loving children by her side.  She was born in Richmond, VA on September 18, 1946, and was a longtime  resident of York County. She was a graduate of Newport News High School. After graduation, she went to work for C&P Telephone Company where she retired after 30 years of service. After a brief retirement, Linda went on to work with her family at Mike’s Place Restaurant where she enjoyed many years with her beloved sister-in-law, Kippe O’Neil, and Aunt, Dot O’Connor. Linda was also employed at the Kingsmill Tennis Club for the past 25 years where she spent many days on the tennis court and met several wonderful friends. Linda also loved fishing, the beach, playing tennis, and watching her grandsons play baseball. For the past four years, Linda was happy to be able to spend most of her days caring for her granddaughter, Henley.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph F. Long and Doris Spain Long. She is survived by her children Jennifer Hollowell Jones (Michael) and W. Curtis Hollowell (Tamra); and brother, Joseph “Frankie” Long, Jr., (Angie). Linda was affectionately known as “Big Mom” and “Mum Mum” by her grandchildren, Chance and Kasey Jones, and Henley Hollowell, with whom she loved very much.   Linda was loved by everyone who knew her and will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m., at Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News, and will also be available for live streaming.  Masks and social distancing will be required.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.gy Marion Mullin

Peggy Marion Mullin Harvey

Peggy Marion Mullin Harvey passed away, to be with her Heavenly Father, on August 18, 2020, one day after her 80th birthday. Her husband and son were with her by her bedside.

Peggy was born in Richmond, VA and grew up in Tappahannock, VA, the only child of The Reverend Bernard Mullin and Jamie Marion Sanders Mullin. Peggy was a graduate of Longwood College (University).

She taught Home Economics in the Newport News Public Schools for 25 years, teaching traditional and occupational home economics. One year, she was chosen State Home Economics Teacher of the Year by her peers. Peggy was loved and is loved and respected, by many, many former students because of her pleasant attitude and respect for them.

She was an active member of Denbigh United Presbyterian Church for 54 years. She served on many committees and was a Deacon. Her other interests were reading, which she loved. Peggy read cookbooks like most people read novels and she was an excellent cook. Also, she did counted cross-stitching and knitting. Many of her works are displayed in the homes of her friends and her own home.

Peggy is survived by her husband of 56 years Donald R. Harvey and her son, W. Mark Harvey, his wife Sarah of Christiansburg, VA, and two grandsons, Mason and Mikah.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park Mausoleum. Private interment will follow. Masks and social distancing will be required. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Denbigh United Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Kathryn F. McKitrick

Kathryn F McKitrick, age 94, went home to the Lord on August 18, 2020. A native of Union Deposit, PA, Kathryn was a resident of Newport News since 1992. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Robert W McKitrick. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother. She is survived by her three children Karyn M Grimes, Robert W McKitrick Jr, and Wayne K McKitrick, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. We will feel your presence and love you forever. A private graveside service will be conducted at 3 PM on Friday, August 21, by Rev Jim Rizer. The family would like to express our appreciation for the care and support given by the staff of The Newport, The James River and Heartland Hospice.

Christopher Essic Wilson

Christopher Essic Wilson of Newport News passed away peacefully on August 16, 2020 with his wife by his side, after a brief illness.  He grew up in Princeton, N.J. the son of Kenneth P. and Hazel Cubberley Wilson.  As a boy, he spent happy summers at the family home at Cupsaw Lake, N.J. where Chris and his brothers, Arthur and Lewis, were taught to swim by the legendary Buster Crabbe.  Chris became a competitive swimmer and later enjoyed looking back on halcyon days at the lake, where the Wilson boys developed a lifelong love of the outdoors.

Chris graduated from Princeton High School and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Philadelphia Museum College of Art and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Ohio State University.

In 1974, he married Virginia “Gina” Fitzhugh, and they moved to Columbus, OH where they resided for the next eight years.  During that time, Chris began graduate studies at Ohio State.  After the births of their children, Jonathan Fitzhugh Wilson and Katherine Cubberley Wilson, they relocated to Tidewater, eventually settling in Newport News to be closer to family.

He joined a Newport News landscaping firm as a designer, combining his training in art and horticulture.  After retirement, Chris delighted in transforming mundane landscapes into beautiful spaces for his family and others to enjoy.  He was a skilled craftsman, photographer, illustrator, and approached his hobbies with an artist’s eye.

The role of which he was most proud was father, and always led with love.  He delighted in his children, and was the initiator, facilitator and support system for their interests.  He was an indefatigable advocate for his children’s passion for soccer, driving them to excel at every opportunity.  When daughter Katie expressed interest in art, Chris focused on pushing her to achieve that goal, culminating in her career as an award-winning multimedia artist and director.

Chris was the heart of our family, though he would be the last to acknowledge that.  We will miss his extraordinary presence and the offbeat humor that endeared him to us.

Chris is survived by wife Gina, his son Jonathan of Boston, MA, his daughter Katie (Alex Simionescu) of New York City, sister-in-law Anne Fitzhugh of Newport News, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Chris was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, and his beloved Lakeland terrier, Lily.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday August 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park. Social distancing and mask required, please.  Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Bernard P. “Bernie” Lockstampfor

Bernard P. “Bernie” Lockstampfor, Jr., 64, of Ocala, FL, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020. Bernie was born in Newport News, VA to Bernard and Mildred Lockstampfor, Sr. and has lived in Ocala since 2018 where he moved to retire with his grandchildren. Bernie graduated from Homer L. Ferguson High School in 1973. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, TN. He spent the majority of his work career at Rappahannock General Hospital in Kilmarnock, VA. After retirement from RGH, he spent his last work days at Rappahannock Westminister-Canterbury, Inc. He was a diligent and hardworking coworker who left smiles on the hearts of those he came in contact with.

Bernie joined the local church community of Grace Church of Ocala. Bernie spent his time caring for gardens and grandchildren during his retirement. His lasting legacy will be his commitment to Jesus as his Savior and his continued faith throughout his life.

Bernie is survived by his wife Leslie Kyle Lockstampfor, daughter Rachael (Robert) Jewell, son Michael (Jessie) Lockstampfor, eight grandchildren Hannah and Ian Jewell, Camden, Riley, Grant, Sadie, Edmund and Myron Lockstampfor, and his sisters Brenda Burden and Janet Lockstampfor, nieces Chris Roberts and her daughters Kaleigh and Kacy Beale, Lisa (Glenn) Stamps and their son Aaron, Dawn Stiltner and family, Robin (David) Montgomery and family, Mark (Melissa) Kyle and family and many additional relatives.

Graveside services will be held at Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery in Newport News, VA, on Friday August 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Social distancing will be required. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Church in Ocala, FL on his birthday, Monday August 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Grace Church of Ocala. Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.  

Christopher Esic Wilson

Christopher Esic Wilson passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park. Social distancing will be required. See Peninsula Funeral Home for arrangements.

Lance Mosby Earley

Lance Mosby Earley, 84, was called home by the Lord on August 15, 2020. He was born on December 21, 1935 in Salon, Virginia and was a longtime resident of Hampton, Virginia. Lance worked at Newport News Shipyard and retired after almost 50 years of service. He was a dedicated family man who was always there when you needed him and brought joy and happiness into a room when he entered. Lance was married to his longtime sweetheart, Joyce Earley for 68 years. They started a life in Hampton where they had their only son, Lance Gregory Earley. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Danielle M. Earley and Gregory T. Earley and their mother Linda D. Powell; and great-grandchildren, William J. Towson, V and Gregory T. Earley, Jr.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Peninsula Memorial Park, 12750 Warwick Boulevard, in Newport News. Masks and social distancing are required.

Clarence Ray Grubb

Clarence Ray Grubb, 66, passed away on August 15, 2020 after a two-year battle with cancer, with his loving wife, Delilah “Janie” at his side.  Clarence was born February 18, 1954 in Wytheville, Virginia.  He worked for Catalina Cylinders and retired July  7, 2020 after 47 years of service.  He leaves behind his wife, Janie; daughter, Jessica of Yorktown; son, Charlie of Hampton; former wife, Debi Edwards; beloved grandkids, Rory, Robert “Buggie”, Olivia, Alyse, Sophia and Charlie; brother, Richard (Carol) and Curt (Barb); sisters, Liz Jennings, Shirley Hancock, Marge Sterle (Jerry), and Ethel Gravely; numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Danny; sister-n-law, Patty; and his loving cats.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Ola; father, Charlie; siblings, Rudy, June, Wally, Eddie, and Betty Isom; and mother-in-law, Betty Thompson.

James “Jimmy” V. Valinote

James “Jimmy” V. Valinote passed into eternal life on August 11, 2020. Jimmy was born in the Bronx, New York, and moved with his family to the Peninsula where he had been a resident since 1966. He attended both Thomas Nelson and Christopher Newport College.

In his early working years, he was employed by the C&P Telephone Company where he worked as a splicer and later as a schematic line draftsman.   Jimmy served honorably in the U.S. Naval Reserve and talked fondly about his days of training in Jacksonville, Florida.  Later in his working career, he was employed as a dispatcher for the Newport News Fire Department.

Jimmy grew up in Parkchester in the Bronx, a place that he dearly loved, apparent in the many wonderful stories he shared about his youth.  He was a staunch Italian, and he loved nothing more than having a good dish of macaroni, meatballs, sausage, and gravy with family on Sunday afternoons.

He loved baseball, the New York Yankees, and was a devoted New York Giants fan.  Jimmy was witty and had a good sense of humor and could crack a joke on the spot.  But so much more than all of that, he was a compassionate, loving, and selfless man.

He was always interested in “you” more than himself, and the generosity of his heart knew no bounds.  He was caring, appreciative, never asked for anything, and would give you the shirt off his back if that’s what it took.  He was truly a remarkable man and left his mark on the lives of so many.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, James J. Valinote, and his mother Mary A. Valinote.

He is survived by his sister, Laura Silvent and husband, Jay; niece, Jennifer Silvent; nephew, Christopher Silvent and wife Emily; three great-nieces, Ellie, Audrey, and Norrie; and all his cousins.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 19, immediately followed by interment at Peninsula Memorial Park.  A reception for family and friends will follow the interment.  Masks and social distancing will be required. Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Freda Elaine Dawson

Freda Elaine Dawson, 78, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at Warwick Forest Retirement Community. Elaine was born in Gainesville, Georgia, and graduated from East Hall High School in 1960. She earned her undergraduate degree in Education at the University of Georgia, and her Master’s in Education at The College of William and Mary.

She worked at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia as a Historic Interpreter, and as a Supervisor for School and Group Services for over 20 years before she retired.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Dr. Jerry L. Dawson, She is survived by her three children, Jeff Dawson and his wife Kay; Chris Dawson; and Jennifer Lane, and her husband Randy; four grandchildren: Emily Irene Dawson, Michael Jeffrey Dawson, Anna Grace Lane, and Dawson Conner Lane; and two sisters, Maria Poole and Linda Hickman.

A private celebration of her life will be held with her children and their families in lieu of other services at this time.  Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Velma Meiggs Hollomon

Velma Meiggs Hollomon, 94, of Yorktown, VA passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  A native of Camden County, NC, she was a member of Sawyer’s Creek Baptist Church and involved in the Eastern Star. For years, she and her husband were active participants at Bethel Manor Chapel, Langley AFB.

She was preceded in rest by her husband of 66 years, James Wilson Hollomon; her sisters, Elizabeth Rhodes and Nora Harrell; and her parents, Bessie and Clarence Meiggs.
Velma is survived by her son, James Wilson Hollomon, Jr. (Frances) of Yorktown; three grandchildren, Becky Milliger (Scott) of Leland, NC, Debbie of Lahaina, HI, and Rick, of Yorktown; and two great-grandchildren, Brady and Logan Milliger.

A graveside service is planned for immediate family on Tuesday, August 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Elizabeth City, NC.  A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Jack Paden

Jack Paden died peacefully August 11, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He served in the Air Force. Jack loved traveling the world, flying small planes and sailing the mighty seas.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lauris, his child, Meridyth Martin, son-in-law, Jim Darling and great-grandchild, Shannon Drummond Wachal.  Jack is survived by one child, Robert Day Jr. (Shirley); nephew, Les Hetrick; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Moses (Randy), Kathy Drummond, Karen Darling, Jason Day (Katharine), and Ryan Day (Tracey); ten great-grandchildren, Rachel Drummond (Marissa), Laura Moses (Chris), Annabelle Moses (Logan), Adeline Day, Rebekah Kohl (Kit), Joshua Day, Nathaniel Day, Susanna Day, Andrew Day and Abigail Day; and one great-great grandchild, Abbi Wachal.

The family will gather later in the year to bury Lauris and Jack together in Ohio.

Jack was loved by everyone who knew him.  This poem is in memory of our beloved Jack.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air . . .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

                                                                             By John Gillespie Mcgee Jr.    

Jerry W. Scarsdale

Jerry W. Scarsdale, 76, passed away on August 9, 2020. Surrounded by the ones that loved him and that he loved, Jerry left his pain behind and is headed to a better place where golf is free and he can play 365 days a year! Born on September 15, 1943 in Lake City, Arkansas, he proudly served in the U.S. Army for 21 years and retired in 1981.

He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Karen; sons, Brian (Michelle) of York County and Keith (Jodi) of Culpeper; granddaughters, Kristen and Jessica Scarsdale; brothers, Bob (Louene) of Tahlequah, OK, and Harriel (Shirley) of Broken Arrow, OK; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Those of you who knew him won’t be surprised that there will be no services – he just didn’t want the fuss. In his memory, please pay forward a kindness. The family extends their thanks to Dr. Kaplan and his team at VCU and Dr. Kruger and his team at VOA.

Janice Head

Janice Head, 83, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at home on August 8, 2020 with her family by her side. She always put others first and had a heart of gold. Janice touched the hearts of everyone she met. As a child, Janice worked at her parents’ grocery store, “Harcums Grocery”. For the majority of her adult life she worked in Civil Service at Fort Eustis, finally retiring after more than 30 years.

Janice is survived by her children, Pamela Edwards and husband Cliff of Smithfield (with whom she lived the past 20 years), Cynthia Bousquet and husband Mike of Gloucester, Donna Bousquet and husband Ken of Williamsburg, and Rommie “Skip” Head and wife Chris of Hampton; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at Peninsula Memorial Park, officiated by Rev. Joe Hunt. Masks and social distancing are required.

Jane Hope Watson

Jane Hope Watson, 90, passed away on August 8, 2020. She was born in Portsmouth, VA on June 17, 1930 to the late William M. and Marjorie B. Hope. Jane was a 1947 graduate of Newport News High School, and a 1951 graduate of Randolph Macon Women’s College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was a member of Abingdon Episcopal Church, Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester, Past President of Hilton Village Junior Women’s Club, and a member of the Middle Peninsula Fine Arts Association.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Watson; mother, Marjorie B. Marable; and father, William Meridith Hope. She is survived by her sons, William M. Watson and wife Ginnie of Toano and Charles C. Watson, Sr. and his wife Lisa of Woods Crossroads; grandchildren, Charles C. Watson, Jr. and wife Shannon, Misty Colleen Watson, Tonya Boone, and Shane Boone; and great-grandchildren, Christopher and Kaetlyn Erickson, and Jordan Boone.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020 at Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, Jane requested donations in her memory to the Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester, the Abingdon Volunteer Rescue Squad, or the Abingdon Episcopal Church.

Lt. Col. Paul Voss

Lt Col Paul Voss, 46, assigned as the Exercise Branch Chief, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base Virginia, died January 27, 2020. Paul was the pilot and aircraft commander of the Bombardier E-11A that crashed in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan while bravely serving his country on a voluntary deployment in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, on 20 May 1973, he was the son of Edwin and Therese (Terri) Voss and older brother to Simone Voss and Sharon Wyatt (Ian Wyatt brother-in-law) and uncle to Alice Wyatt.

He grew up in the Seychelles until the age of 14, then he moved to his hometown of Yigo, Guam at the age of 15 where he completed high school and enlisted in the Air Force.

Paul’s enlisted Air Force career began in March of 1995 a KC-10 communication and navigation maintenance Journeyman. During his Communication/Navigation technical training at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, he met and married Shannon (Greer) on November 3, 1995. Following their graduation, Paul and Shannon were both stationed at Travis AFB, CA. During that time Paul was a Communication/Navigation Journeyman with the 660th Aircraft Generation Squadron where his love grew for learning and understanding everything that could be known about the KC-10 air refueling aircraft. Pursuing his passion, he became a Communication/Navigation Maintenance Qualification Training Instructor, at the 60th Logistics Support Squadron. He finished his enlisted career in that role, as a respected member of his team.

While enlisted, he pursued higher education, earning his BS degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University. Later, he completed his MA in Aviation Education in 2011 from Trident University.

He was accepted into Officer Training School as an Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) student and was commissioned on the 15th of November, 2001.

In 2001, Paul and Shannon moved to Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma for pilot training.

He graduated UPT in 2003 and was assigned as a KC-10 Pilot at McGuire AFB, New Jersey. As a KC-10 pilot, he flew 84 Combat, 19 Combat support, and 308 sorties for a total of 633.4 Combat, 141.4 Combat support, and 1870.8 hours in the KC-10. In 2008, he was assigned to Columbus AFB as an Instructor Pilot where he flew 597.7 hours teaching future Air Force aviators the art and science of military aviation. In 2010, he volunteered to Deploy to Bagram AB, Afghanistan to fly the MC-12W. In the MC-12W he flew 117 Combat sorties resulting in 576.8 Combat hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2012, he was assigned to Beale AFB to fly the RQ-4B as Evaluator Pilot amassing 94.7 Combat Support hours and 38 Combat Support sorties with a total of 312.1 remote pilot hours. In 2014, he was selected as the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron’s Director of Operations where he oversaw 314 missions, 6000 flight hours, collecting 2000 hours of signals intelligence, and 100,000 images across 55,000 targets. He also earned his call sign “TABS” during this assignment. He felt so honored to receive a call sign of endearment by his fellow aviators and especially as a tanker pilot. In 2017, Paul volunteered for deployment on the E-11A and again volunteered for a second tour in August 2019. Across both deployments, Paul flew 108 combat sorties, 1022.6 combat hours, with a total time of 1053.3 hours flying the E-11A. In his Air Force career, Paul flew 309 combat sorties, 2232.8 combat hours, 4736.9 total hours.

Lt Col Voss deployed multiple times in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, PHOENIX SCORPION I & II, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM and OPERATION FREEDOM’S SENTINEL. Earning the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, and the Aerial Achievement Medal.

Paul had a quiet faith, a man who followed his principles. He knew life without faith was without purpose. He loved his family beyond words; Paul and Shannon celebrated 24 years of marriage and have three daughters and a son-in-law:  MeKensi Lopez (Ryan), Madison, and Morgan. A compassionate heart and a passion for life itself, Paul would take time to teach, show, instruct and pass any knowledge on to those who wanted to learn. He had a love of all music, and playlists to prove it. By far, his greatest joy was being at home with his family and friends, spending time doing life, and always striving to be better.

Paul was a beloved son, husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend to many. Paul was an inspiration to all who knew him and would always take time to help those who desired to be better. He started his career as a proud enlisted airman, never questioning that through dedication and hard work, he would achieve his dream of becoming a pilot, and he did so while remaining humble and helping others accomplish their goals along the way.

He was preceded in rest by his grandfather, Paul Henry Voss, and grandmother, Esther Wilhemina Wilkening Voss, grandfather, Harry Lewis Berlouis, and grandmother, Armande Celliska Durand Berlouis.

A private interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on August 19, 2020, to celebrate his life with family and friends; a reception to be held at Embassy Suites Crystal City.  Masks and social distancing will be required.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Air Warrior Courage Foundation (AWCF)

and will support the family of Lt Col Paul Voss in any way needed. To donate go to the AWCF donations page at:  http://www.airwarriorcourage.org/donations.html.  Use the Give Direct button.  Please check “I would like to dedicate my donation to someone special”, Select “In Memory of” button and type Lt Col Paul K. Voss in the same block.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Michelle F. Carlsgaard

Michelle F. Carlsgaard, 35, of Newport News Va died unexpectedly on June 10, 2020 at Riverside Hospital.

Michelle was born at Mary Immaculate Hospital on October 19, 1984. A Newport News native, she graduated from Woodside High School, attended Virginia Tech, received her AS Degree in Nursing from TNCC and her BSN degree from Stratford University.

Michelle was the epitome of a nurturer and spent her short life taking care of others in the healthcare field. In Richmond, she trained at St. Francis Medical Center and became designated as a Certified Nurse of the Operating Room, CNOR. She then advanced to Perioperative Educator at St. Marys Hospital, training future OR nurses. Michelle worked the NICU at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Rady’s Childrens Hospital in San Diego, Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News and DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk. Her most recent employment was as a training specialist with TrackCore. Michelle was very proud of the “Golden Standard” title she earned as: Michelle Frances Carlsgaard, Perioperative Educator, BSN, RN, CNOR.

Those who knew Michelle considered her a unique spirit – she was fiercely loyal, naturally charismatic and unapologetically honest. She had a keen sense of smell and taste. She could name all ingredients in foods and drinks in one or two bites or sips. Michelle somehow knew every word to every song she ever heard, even those she didn’t like. She loved food, loved to travel and spend time with dear friends. She was a loving daughter to her parents, Henry and Linda Morris; a steady rock to her sister and brother-in-law, Kristina and Ryan Neuhart; and a devoted friend, granddaughter, cousin and niece to countless others.

Of all the roles she excelled in, the one she was proudest of was mother to her son, Drew, and wife to her husband, Keith Carlsgaard, USN. She often said that her life really began when she became a mother and it is through Drew that her joyful spirit will live on.

In lieu of flowers we ask that you visit the Michelle Carlsgaard Memorial Bench, which will be placed at the Hilton Pier, Newport News this fall.

Nancy Neill Fairfield

Nancy Neill Fairfield passed away on August 5, 2020.  Nancy was born in Sandston, VA, and was raised in Newport News.  She graduated from Newport News High School and married the love of her life, Robert “Ham” Fairfield in 1948.  She attended Charles Beauty School.   Although she never worked professionally as a hairdresser, her family certainly benefitted from her expertise over the years.   Nancy began her career as a Teacher’s Aide at Denbigh Presbyterian Church now DUPC in 1966.  She also was employed by York County School System as a Teacher’s Aide for the Hearing Impaired and Kindergarten before retiring in 1986.

Nancy was predeceased by her loving husband, Ham; daughter, Janet Roseberry; grandson, Ryan Lanford; son-in-law, Charlie Hughes; parents Edward Albert Neill and Georgia Apsley Neill; and siblings, Dot Yess, Kennedy Neill, Charlie Neill, Martha O’Berry, and Jerry Neill.  She is survived by her daughters, Diana (Jimmy) Weisflog and Jenny Lou Hughes; granddaughters, Dr. Chaffin Roseberry, Beth Roseberry, and Amanda (Derek) Roberts; and great-grandchildren, Audrey Roseberry and Henry Roberts.

Nancy was a member of Denbigh United Presbyterian Church.  She also enjoyed her memberships with Chi Alpha Sorority, Virginia Peninsula Rose Society, Kingsmill Yacht Club, and Kingsmill Garden Club.

During her early retirement Nancy enjoyed many boat trips with Ham to include Manteo, NC, Elizabeth City, NC, St. Michael’s, and Solomon’s Island.  She also enjoyed her trips to Hawaii and St. Croix.

Nancy was no stranger to hard work.  She was always there to help Ham and her daughters with childcare, lawn work, painting, and clean up.  Nancy will be forever remembered by her family for her special “Nanny Rolls”.  Her daughters have attempted to replicate these, but they are never as good as hers.  Those who knew Nancy will remember her for her beautiful contagious smile, her hugs and kisses, laughter, and positivity.

Her family, especially Jenny Lou, would like to express their appreciation for their care of Nancy in recent years.  A special thank you to Barbara, Cheryl, Belinda, and Respite Care at United Methodist Church along with the facilities, Warwick Forest and Edgeworth Park.

A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11:00 am at Peninsula Memorial Park Mausoleum, 12750 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA  23606.  Please use the back entrance of cemetery off of Nettles Drive to be directed to the Mausoleum.  Masks and social distancing will be required.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at Denbigh United Presbyterian Church.

Memorial donations may be sent in memory of Nancy Fairfield to Denbigh United Presbyterian Church, 302 Denbigh Blvd., Newport News, VA  23608.

Kelly Renee Coltrane

Kelly Renee Coltrane, 61, was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 1, 2020.  She was born on October 11, 1958, in Pulaski, Va. and she had been a Peninsula resident since 1959.

Kelly was preceded in death by her parents, Donald L. Coltrane and Barbara W. Coltrane.  She is survived by her sisters, Susan Brown (Mike) of Colorado and Sharon Coltrane of Saluda, Amy Belote (Robert) of Newport News; nieces, Sarah Topic (Leo), Jessica Coltrane, Olivia Tietjens-Duncan (Taylor), Savanna Carson; nephews, Justino Coltrane (Jeannette), Joseph Whiting and Gavin Carson; great-nieces and nephews, Ayla, Roman, Giovanni, Luca, Sophia, Justin, Jr., Natalie, Ava, Noah, and Baelfire.

Kelly was loved by many aunts and uncles, family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home.  Masks and social distancing will be required.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

 

William (Gus) Moore

William (Gus) Moore, passed away on July 29, 2020, at the age of 86. He was born on September 28, 1933, in New York City.
Gus served in the Korean War.

After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he worked for the City of New York as an Insurance Administrator until he retired. After retiring, he relocated to Hampton Virginia with his wife of 40 years, Mildred Moore.

Gus was an active grandfather helping to raise his grandkids and always assisting his children with various needs. He loved to bowl, sing, dance, and travel. Gus, as a child, did commercials with his mother and sister and was creative in his own right, singing in the Air Force Band and as part of a Doo-Wop group, even recording an album professionally. He was 86 years young and was the most caring father and grandfather anyone could ask for. Gus often took vacations with his daughter and grandchildren who lived in another state, just so he could see them.
He was the patriarch of the Moore family and he, along with his son, Jerry, would always make sure they attended every graduation, every wedding, and every barbeque to keep the family together. His children, grandchildren, siblings, friends, and former co-workers will miss his physical presence.

Gus was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Moore, and son, Jerry Cedric Moore.
He is survived by his children, Lavora Moore and Gary Moore; and his sister, Clotee Georges. He is also survived by his family consisting of grandchildren: Yoniqua (Niqua) Coleman, Earl Moore, Dontae Edwards, Tynishea Edwards, Justin Moore, Jeremy Moore, Jerry Moore, Jason Moore, Jaquana Moore, Jasmine Moore and, Joel Moore along with their children and wives; and his many cherished nieces and nephews. A special appreciation goes to Tazahna Holmes and Yazmine Holmes, his dearly loved nieces, who helped take care of him to the end of his life and who he considered to be his daughters.

As we lay Dad, Grandfather, Great-grandfather, Uncle, and Friend to rest we say to you: William Moore, there is no one like you. William Moore, no one could ever replace you. William Moore, you are my dream come true, William Moore, we were blessed to love you. William Moore, we were blessed to know you. William Moore, we are happy you are at peace, but it is selfish of us at least, not to see you and hold your hand, not to see you and hear your laugh. William Moore, we will see you again, William Moore, you are our life, our confidant and our friend.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 10, at 11:00 a.m. at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Social distancing will be required.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Nancy Evans

Nancy Evans of Newport News, Virginia, 79, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2020, at The James River Convalescent Center. She was born on January 25, 1941, in Brooklyn, NY.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruby (Rao) Delia, and a brother who passed away as an infant. She is survived by her daughter, Terry; sons, Scott and James; grandson, Andrew; brothers, Cono (Janet), Ralph (Doreen), and Jimmy; as well as many nieces and nephews and her many lifelong friends.

Nancy was always there to lend a helping hand in any way she could. She never met a stranger. She was well known for her wonderful cooking, especially her sauce and meatballs, Easter Pie, a family tradition. Her love of the holidays was second to none! Nancy was a second Mom to many of her children’s friends.

A Memorial Service will be held in October.

In Nancy’s Memory, please do A Random Act of Kindness for someone or donate to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Martha Ann Thames Wineman

Beloved and cherished, in the presence of God and loved ones, MARTHA ANN THAMES WINEMAN entered into God’s eternal glory on July 30, 2020, from her new home in Houston, Texas at the perfect age of 94 years.

Born, December 22, 1925, in Columbia, South Carolina Martha grew up in Bennettsville, South Carolina, and Indian Head, Maryland with her parents, Anna Pauline Rogers Thames Stancil and Francis Cecil Thames. A graduate of George Washington University, Martha married Andrew Rugh Wineman III in 1945. Happily married for over 54 years (at his passing in 1999), they lived in Atlanta, Georgia; Hampton and Newport News, Virginia. Martha’s love for her family and teaching lead her to a second degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in Early Childhood Education. Martha taught for many years in both private and public schools. Her love of church and community allowed her the privilege of serving with Hidenwood Presbyterian Church as a kindergarten teacher, Stephens Minister and a Presbyterian Woman participant and Church Librarian. She was a trained and active Docent for The Mariners Museum for over 25 years and trained to serve for many years with Contact Peninsula Crisis Center. Her love of exploration, travel, nature, and the beach added many memories and adventures in her life.

As Godly parents, Martha and Andy valued God’s blessings of four children each as unique individuals. Their legacy includes Miriam Patricia Wineman Hiza (deceased) and Husband Jerome Hiza of Gloucester, Virginia; John Paul Wineman and partner Nancy Peterson of Port Orange, Florida; Denise Suzanne Wineman Day and husband J. Robert Day of Houston, Texas and Andrew Rugh Wineman IV (deceased).

Martha cherished her grandchildren Benjamin Stuart Hiza and wife, Blanca Cabello of Richmond, Texas; Karen Elizabeth Hiza and husband, Tracey Pitt of Malabar, Florida; and Michelle Christen Day of College Station, Texas; and her two great-grandchildren Derek Umberto Hiza and Valentina Elizabeth Hiza of Richmond, Texas. Martha leaves behind to cherish her memories, valued nieces, nephews, family, friends, and church members.

She was preceded in death by her family: parents, Francis Cecil Thames and Anna Pauline Rogers Thames Stancil; husband, Andrew Rugh Wineman III; daughter, Miriam Patricia Wineman; son Andrew Rugh Wineman IV; and brother, Francis Cecil Thames, Jr. and his wife, Catherine Prendable Thames.

Martha will be long remembered for her generous steadfast love, kindness, and encouragement. She is counted as a Gift and Blessing to all.

The family will celebrate the life of Martha with a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church at 414 Hiden Blvd, Newport News, Virginia. Masks and social distancing will be required.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Martha’s memory to the American Heart Associationdonatenow.heart.org< or the American Diabetes Association, Norfolk Virginia Office, 870 Greenbrier Circle, Greenbrier Tower II, Suite 404, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, Virginia 23601.

Cecelia Ann Clemons

Cecelia Ann Clemons passed away Monday, August 3, 2020. She was a native of Pittsburgh and lived in Newport News for the last 43 years. Cecelia was a fourth grade elementary school teacher at Sanford Elementary School for over twenty years.

She was a faithful servant of the Northside Christian Church family and the Women’s Educators Professional Society Kappa Delta Gamma. Cecelia was nominated as the Sanford Elementary School Teacher of the year. She taught first grade Sunday school for twenty-four years, facilitated cancer support groups, led Women’s bible study and served as a mentor to many.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Madison Clemons and parents Martha Mervosh and Samuel Mervosh.

Cecelia is survived by two sons, Jeffrey W. Clemons (Caroline) and Scott S. Clemons (Jennifer); her mother; and her four grandchildren, Caitlin Gary (Ryan), Madison Clemons, Joshua Clemons, and Rachel Clemons.

There will be a visitation Sunday, August 9, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be Monday, August 10, at 2:30 p.m. in Northside Christian Church led by Pastor Larry Jones. Masks and social distancing will be required. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northside Children’s Ministry. Arrangements under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Winifred H. Fair

Winifred H. Fair, 90, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020. He was a native of Elizabethton, TN and had been a resident of Hampton for 62 years. Winifred was the founder of Fair Distributing Co., Inc. where he was active for 62 years. He was a member of Peninsula Church of Christ.

Winifred was preceded in death by his wife, Delores and daughter-in-law, Denise W. Fair. He is survived by his daughter, Jennie Breeden (Mark); sons, Bruce A. Fair and Bryan Fair; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Milt Fair; and sister-in-law, Ruth Steiner.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 12 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Masks and social distancing will be required. Interment will be private.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Gloria Knight Tolbert

Gloria Knight Tolbert, 70, passed away on August 3, 2020. Gloria retired from Wells Fargo Bank after 42 years of service.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Bobby Tolbert; daughter, Shelley Tolbert (Jason); son, Jeffrey Tolbert (Robin); great-grandson, Cash Tolbert; brother, Larry Knight (Tinna); and sister, Lynne Carey (G.B.)

A private graveside service will be held Friday, August 7, at Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Neva Parker

Neva was born Sept 6, 1927 in Skipwith, Virginia and went to be with the Lord on June 29, 2020. She was the daughter of Henry Lynn and Estelle McCargo Brankley and is survived by her son Stephen E Parker, his wife, Michelle Munden Parker, her daughter Mary Parker Patton and her husband Jeffrey F. Patton.

Neva was the proud grandmother to four grandchildren, Mason B. Parker, Ashley P. Patton, Collin R. Parker and Evan P. Patton and two great grandchildren, Walter R. Parker, and Henry Lynn Parker. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Virgil Eugene Parker and siblings, Margaret Burton, Betty Barnes, Francis Whitaker, Henry D. Brankley, Floyd M. Brankley, Joseph R. Brankley, Charles M. Brankley and Eunice Currin. She is survived by sibling Shirley B Vaughn and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

She enjoyed memberships in Grace United Methodist Church and was employed by the Newport News School Board as a Chemistry teacher and Guidance Counselor for 35 years. In her retirement she participated in the Newport News Village Women’s Club and served as state president in Alpha Iota chapter of the Delta Cappa Gamma Educators’ Sorority and the Alice Applewhite Garden Club. The Parker family would also like to send a heartfelt thanks to Amy Mason who was Neva’s aid and friend the last years of her life. For those who wish to honor Neva, the family asks that contributions be made to the Delta Kappa Gamma VA State Organization (Memo Line: Scholarship Fund) and mailed to Irene Thornburg, Treasurer, 15409 Union Church Rd., Beaverdam, VA 23015.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wclfh.com. The family is being served by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home, 703 Virginia Avenue, Clarksville, VA.

Warren Edward Stewart

Warren Edward Stewart (85) of Newport News, VA, was reunited with his loved ones and friends on August 5, 2020, as he entered Heaven’s glory. Warren was born in Greenwood, Arkansas, on August 14, 1934. He retired from the Navy, after 20 years of service and from Newport News Shipyard, as a machinist, after 23 years of service.

Warren was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Roy Stewart, mother, Mattie Ella McConnell Stewart Guss, stepfather, Marshall Guss, and daughter-in-law, Dawn Stewart. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 60 years, Beatrice; sons, Daniel (Bonnie) and Robert; daughter, Karen (Brian); brother, David (Kay); and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 6 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. His Home-going Service will be held on Friday, August 7 at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veteran’s Cemetery in Suffolk. Masks and social distancing will be required.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church’s mission fund of your choice or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Emmett C. Alley, Jr.

Emmett C. Alley, Jr., 78, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 2, 2020. He was born on March 26, 1942, in Newport News, Virginia to the late Teresa and Emmett C. Alley, Sr.

Emmett was an active member of Harvest Fellowship Baptist Church. He was a very strong, caring, and loving father. He served in the National Guard; he was an avid collector of sports memorabilia and stamps. Emmett retired from Newport News Shipyard, a very dedicated employee to the X42 department, with 40 plus years and many fond memories.

He was preceded in death by his loving mother and father; his sisters, Eva Mulligan Waller, Mary Mulligan Huggett, Camille Alley Hopkins, Florence Alley Crandall, Kathy Alley Lancaster and his brothers, Jack Mulligan and Bill Mulligan.

Emmett is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Barbara Ann Alley; children, Gerardine Alley Berry (Bobby), Cynthia Alley, Christopher Alley, and Charles J. Caton; 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 2 expected great-grandchildren; sisters, Teresa Alley Hall and Thelma Alley Dease; brother, William “Bubba” Alley; 54 nieces and nephews; 54 great-nieces and nephews; and many Christian friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the building fund of Harvest Fellowship Baptist Church. A special thanks to Riverside Hospice for their dedicated and loving support. Debbie Boyd and Shelia Beacham, we will always be grateful to you.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, August 8, at Harvest Fellowship Baptist Church, Smithfield. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment will follow the service at Peninsula Memorial Park. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Winifred H. Fair

Winifred H. Fair, 90, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020.  He was a native of Elizabethton, TN and had been a resident of Hampton for 62 years.  Winifred was the founder of Fair Distributing Co., Inc. where he was active for 62 years.  He was a member of Peninsula Church of Christ.

Winifred was preceded in death by his wife, Delores and daughter-in-law, Denise W. Fair.  He is survived by his daughter, Jennie Breeden (Mark); sons, Bruce A. Fair and Bryan Fair; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Milt Fair; and sister-in-law, Ruth Steiner.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 12 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home.  A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Masks and social distancing will be required.  Interment will be private.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

James Bradberry

Jim Bradberry passed away July 25, 2020, having triumphantly attained the age of 80. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and a 1965 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Following law school, he served in the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps in New York and Germany, and later as a prosecutor in the Newport News Commonwealth Attorney’s office. He then worked in private practice on the Peninsula until 1991, when he was appointed as a Magistrate Judge to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. After his retirement in 2010, he made several wonderful trips to Ireland with friends and family. He was an avid reader.

Jim was a long-serving member of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Newport News, where he served as Lay Reader and on the Vestry, including several terms as Warden. He was active in many ministries at the parish, diocesan and national church levels. He helped organize and support Camp Chanco in Surry, and was one of the founders of Camp Wakonda, a summer camp for kids and families infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. His work with Camp Wakonda continued for 14 years until 2009.

He was predeceased by Elaine, his wife of 53 years. He is survived by his two children and their families: son Sean, Darlene, Ben and Catherine; and daughter Casey, Joey, Austin and Hannah, as well as a host of friends, locally and across the country. The Bradberry family extends their sincere thanks to Monique, Tomas, and Sheila, whose care and dedication allowed Jim to continue to lead life as he desired after he was unable to do so on his own. He was proud of his children and grandchildren and appreciated people. Jim will be missed for his generosity, words of wisdom, and legendary quick wit.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Clyde J. May

Clyde J. May, 88, passed away on July 27, 2020.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Peninsula Memorial Park. Social distancing is required.