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Aaron, Myrella Pascall

Published in Daily Press, 19 Jul 2012

SMITHFIELD - Myrella Pascall Aaron left her earthly home for her heavenly home on July 16, 2012.
She was born in Port Louis Mauritius, the daughter of Maxim Pascall (deceased) and Suzy Moon. She earned her BS in business at Hampton University and attended Regent University pursuing a master's in theology. She retired from the city of Norfolk in 2011 after 34 years of service. She was a minister at the First Church of God in Newport News where she wore many hats. She loved her church family and lived a godly life with a real inner spiritual relationship with God.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband, the Rev Leon Aaron; stepfather, Herman Moon (Effie); stepdaughter, Amber Aaron; two brothers, Keith Moon and Dexter Moon (Lottie); sister, Aleasea Moon; uncle, Cyril Pillay; three sisters-in-law, Roxanne Aaron, Charlene Aaron King (Andre), and Chiquita Aaron; one brother-in-law, Jonathan Aaron (Stephanie); her special godmothers, Mae Rankin and Mamie Carney; and a hosts of nieces, nephews and many beloved extended family and friends. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, July 20, 2012, at First Church of God, 1261 20th Street, Newport News, Va. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
In memory of Minister Aaron, memorial contributions may be sent to the First Church of God's scholarship fund.
The Aaron family is receiving services of comfort from Nickelson-Cummings Funeral Home.


Aberth, Edward George

Published in Daily Press, 19 Jun 2012

SMITHFIELD - Edward George Aberth, 88, passed away peacefully June 18, 2012, with his family at his side.
Born in Akron, Ohio, June 24, 1923, he was the son of the late Martin Aberth and Lydia Rudaman.
In 1943, Edward joined the US Navy Seabees and toured in Pacific. After his military service, Edward married Helen Shaner and moved to New Philadelphia, Ohio, where they lived for over 50 years. During that time, Edward owned and operated Aberth Bakery and Catering. While living in New Philadelphia and being political and civic minded, Edward frequently wrote letters to editors of local newspapers, voicing his opinion. He enjoyed singing and was involved in barbershop quartet singing for more than 20 years. Later, Edward resided in Clover, SC, for a short time and was a docent at the York Museum. He then moved to Smithfield about eight years ago. Edward was actively involved in the local VFW Post, and was a member of Trinity United Methodist.
Edward leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 64 years, Helen; his daughters, Linda DiDonato of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Connie McColley and husband, Tom of Chloe, W Va, Diana Aberth of Dennison, Ohio, and Beth Aberth and husband, Dave Garner of Rescue; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; his sisters, Rosemary Marshall and husband, James of Akron, Ohio, and Dorothy Borders of California; brother, Ralph Aberth and wife, Betty of California; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
A service celebrating Edward's life will be held at 11 am Thursday, June 21, at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev Jeffrey Cannon officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church's Family Activity Center. Burial will be at a later date.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church, 203 Cedar Street, Smithfield, VA 23430.


Acey, James F "Skeeter" Jr

Published in Daily Press, 23 Jun 2011

SMITHFIELD - James Acey (Skeeter) passed away on Feb 20, 2011. He retired from Western Pest Services.
He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his dedicated mother, Naomi Acey and loving companion of 21 years, Shirley Krueger.
A memorial will be held at 11 am Thursday Feb 24, at Smithfield Baptist Church, 100 Wainwright Dr, Smithfield, Va.


Acey, James Franklin Sr

Published in Daily Press, 10 Jun 2003

SMITHFIELD - James Franklin Acey Sr, age 80, of Sherwood Lane, died Monday, June 9, 2003, in Riverside Convalescent Center, Smithfield. He was a native of Norfolk and retired from civil service as a planner and estimator from the Naval Air Station. Mr Acey was a member of Burrows Memorial Baptist Church, Norfolk. He volunteered at the Isle of Wight Museum, the Norfolk Zoo and the Seaman's House in Norfolk. His parents, Annie Elizabeth Hundley and Wellington Edward Acey, preceded Mr Acey in death. Survivors include wife, Naomi Hobbs Acey; son, James F Acey Jr and Shirley Krueger of Smithfield. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 pm Wednesday, June 11, in Smithfield Baptist Church with Dr Donald R Rhoton officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Smithfield Baptist Church, Building Fund, 100 Wainwright Drive, Smithfield, VA 23430 or the Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 97, Smithfield, VA 23431-0097. Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, is handling arrangements


Acey, Naomi V Hobbs

Published in Daily Press, 22 Feb 2013

SMITHFIELD - Naomi V Hobbs Acey, 89, passed away at home Wednesday, February 20, 2013. A native of Norfolk, VA, she had lived in Smithfield most of her life and was a faithful and beloved member of Smithfield Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, James F Acey Sr, and son, James F Acey Jr (February 20, 2011), Mrs Acey lived with and was cared for by her daughter-in-law, Shirley Krueger. A service celebrating Naomi's life will be held 1 pm, Saturday, February 23, in Smithfield Baptist Church, 100 Wainwright Drive, Smithfield, 23430. Pastor Rev Dr Donald R Rhoton will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at a reception planned in the church's Family Life Center. Burial will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of one's choice. Arrangement are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, VA.


Ackley, Daniel

Published in Daily Press, 3 Oct 2001

SMITHFIELD - Daniel Ackley, 79, formerly of Smithfield, died Sunday, Sept 30, 2001. Arrangements by Cooke Bros-Shivers Funeral Chapel.


Akers, Kennedy C

Published in Daily Press, 15 Apr 2012

SMITHFIELD - Kennedy C Akers, 87, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2012.
He was born in Newport News, Va, the son of the late Maurice L and Olga Lohse Akers.
A sister, Olga Belle Akers Abbitt; and brother, Maurice Akers Jr; and a grandson, Jason Eric Allen also precede him in death.
Kenney is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Jan Akers; and children, Pam Hall, Ken Akers, Sylvia Collins, Kennedy C Akers Jr, Kathy Quinn, Wayne Savage, Robin Lynn Santoro, and their spouses; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and extended family members.
He graduated from Newport News High School. He joined the Navy in 1943. He was a WWII Naval veteran and was proud to serve his country. He was the owner and Vice-President of Akers Beverage Corporation.
His greatest passions in life were his family and many lifelong friends. He loved spending time with each of them. He especially cherished his time on the water and will be forever remembered as a wonderful husband and father, a "man's man" and the world's greatest fisherman.
Our Captain will be missed. His lifelong love of fishing and the water was an inspiration to all who knew him, here and around the country.
A service celebrating Kenney's life will be held at 11 am Tuesday, April 17, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 Cedar Street, Smithfield, with the Rev Joseph Savinsky officiating. Family and friends will gather in the church's Family Activity Center following the service for visitation and a reception.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 5712 Cleveland Street, Suite 100, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, (757) 497-2202.
Arrangements are in care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, Va.


Alberghine, Vincent Michael

Published in Daily Press, 23 Dec 2011

SMITHFIELD - Vincent Michael Alberghine, 17, passed away unexpectedly on Dec 21, 2011.
Vincent is the son of Craig and Joanne Alberghine. He was a senior at Smithfield High School. He enjoyed sports and played hockey with the Peninsula Youth Hockey Association. He was also passionate about playing drums.
In addition to his parents, Vincent leaves to cherish his memories, his sister, Brianna Alberghine; paternal grandparents, Edwin and Nancy Alberghine of Smithfield; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family, including his many friends and teammates and coaches he played with over the years on the Peninsula Prowl hockey team.
His maternal grandparents, Gerald and Linda Thewlis preceded him in death.
A prayer service will be held at 6 pm Monday, Dec 26, 2011, in Colonial Funeral Home, followed by visitation until 8 pm. A funeral mass will be at 11 am Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Following the mass, a reception in the family's honor will be hosted by the church in the social hall. Burial will follow at 2 pm in Albert G Horton Jr Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Suffolk.
Memorial donations can be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church Building Fund, PO Box 840, Smithfield, VA 23431 or to the Smithfield Ruritan, PO Box 114, Smithfield, VA 23430.
Arrangements are in care of Colonial Funeral Home, Inc.


Alcock, Evelyn Elizabeth

Published in Daily Press, 10 Nov 2004

SMITHFIELD - Evelyn Elizabeth Alcock, age 92, died Tuesday, Nov 9, 2004, in Obici Hospital, Suffolk. She was formerly of Newport News, but lived most of her married life in Hampton. She was a 50-year member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, but recently had attended Christ Episcopal Church in Smithfield. She was a member of the Hampton Woman's Club. She enjoyed playing bridge, rummy and bingo. Her greatest pastime in life was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her parents, Roy Lee and Esther McDaniel Meyerhoffer; her husband, Edward O Alcock; two brothers, Robert E Meyerhoffer and Kenneth E Meyerhoffer; and a grandson, Calvin N Warfield III, preceded Mrs Alcock in death. Survivors include a son, Fred Lee Alcock and his wife, Rebecca, and daughter, Shirley A Warfield and her husband, Calvin N Warfield Jr, all of Smithfield; sister, Vivian M Siegfried of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren, Dwayne O Alcock and his wife, Kim, of Smithfield, Debbie A Timberlake and her husband, Bob, of Lynchburg, Sheri A Cheek and her husband, Craig, of Newport News, Edward Tyler Warfield and his wife, Gwynneth, of Louisville, Ky, and Elizabeth W Kohl and her husband, Dave, of Alatha, Kan; nine great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 pm Friday, Nov 12, in Christ Episcopal Church, Smithfield, with the Rev Gary Barker officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Newport News. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 pm Thursday, Nov 11, in Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society for Research, Isle of Wight Chapter, c/o Lois R Little, PO Box 659, Smithfield, VA 23431-0659. The family would like to express appreciation to the staff of Magnolia Manor for their loving care provided to their mother.


Alexander, John Lee

Published in Daily Press, 17 Oct 2007

SMITHFIELD - On Monday, Oct 15, 2007, John Lee Alexander was called from his earthly home to eternal rest after a lengthy battle with several illnesses. John Lee was born the second son of Fred and Margaret Hill-Alexander. He was married to the late Mozelle 'Tootie' Pierce-Alexander. Though they never had any blood children, they were the parents to many through Foster Parenting and the children of friends and relatives.
Besides his parents and wife, John Lee was preceded in death by his brothers, James and Moses Alexander; and one son, Charles Bright.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Hattie McPherson; her children, Wesley McPherson and Sharon Haynesworth, whose sons, Melvin and Carson, knew him as Grandpa and friend; a dedicated foster son, Maurice Jones; nieces and nephews, Vanessa Alexander, Pastor James Alexander Jr, and wife, Co-Pastor Barbara, Yulanda A Shivers, Yvette A Copeland, Rhonda G Alexander, Leslie 'Big Mo' Alexander, Lorie 'Penny' Pierce, and Albert 'Gene' Pierce Jr. He is also survived by brother-in-law, Albert 'Buck' Pierce Sr and his wife, Daisy; sisters-in-law, Mae Rose Alexander and Joyce Alexander; several great-nieces and nephews; two great-great-nephews and one great-great-niece; numerous cousins, among them two first cousins, William Henry Ellis Jr of Tucson, Ariz, and Roy Hill of North Carolina; and a host of dedicated friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Saturday, Oct 20, at Ferguson Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mount Ray Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 pm Friday at Poole's Funeral Home and one hour before the service Saturday at the church. Relatives and friends are asked to assemble by 10:30 am Saturday at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Poole's Funeral Home, Sabrina Hardy-Newby, Funeral Directress, 757-357-4742.


Allen, Audrey Williams Poe

Published in Daily Press, 1 May 2005

SMITHFIELD - Audrey Williams (Poe) Allen, born Feb 6, 1921, died March 30, 2005. She was the widow of David Allen of "Allendale Estates" in Smithfield Va, and was retired from Newport News Shipyard. Preceded in death by sons, Maj James F Poe and Norman W Poe, she is survived by daughter, Marian A Poe of Houston, Texas; two daughters-in-law, nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be remembered by some as "The prettiest girl in Newport News." Per her request, her ashes along with husband David's, will be scattered at a later date.


Allen, Charles L Sr

Published in Daily Press, 5 May 2007

SMITHFIELD - Charles L Allen Sr, 81, husband of Doris Allen, died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Obici Hospital. A Life Celebration service will be conducted 3 pm May 5 at Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.


Allen, Henry Pate Jr

Published in Daily Press, 9 Dec 2001

SMITHFIELD - Henry Pate Allen Jr, age 71, of Martin Street, died Sunday, Dec 2, 2001, in his residence. He was a native of Belzoni, Miss, and a retired deputy sheriff with the City of Newport News. Mr Allen was a retired US Army veteran serving in Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Wallace E Nesbitt Lodge #25, Newport News and American Legion, George F Dashiell Post #49, Smithfield. Survivors include mother, Elaine Bramlett Allen of Tupelo, Miss; daughter, Mary Lynn Allen of Centreville, Va; five sisters, Denise A Queen of Tupelo, Miss, Nell A Cortez of Salinas, Calif, Dannie A Rainey of Longview, Wash, Elaine A Kelly of Midway, Ga, and Eva A Johnson of Tupelo, Miss; brother, Wayne Allen of Sparks, Nev; and a multitude of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his dog, Alf. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 pm Wednesday, Dec 19, in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 97, Smithfield, VA 23431-0097. Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, is handling arrangements.


Allen, James Arthur Sr

Published in Daily Press 10 Dec 2009

SMITHFIELD - Mr James Arthur Allen Sr, 79, died on Monday Dec 7, 2009. A Funeral Service will be held noon Friday, Dec 11, 2009, at Shivers Funeral Chapel.


Allmond, Earline W Byrd

Published in Daily Press, 12 Jun 2009

SMITHFIELD - Earline W Byrd Allmond (Mother Byrd), 89, went to be with the Lord on June 7, 2009, at 3:55 pm at the Autumn Care Nursing Home in Suffolk, Va, surrounded by family members.
She was the last of seven children. Earline was born June 22, 1919, to the late Robert and Ada Williams. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized. She was educated in the Isle of Wight County School system. In 1937, she married the late Tony J Byrd. To that union four children were born, Janice Byrd Burrell, Curtis L Byrd, Charlotte Byrd Lee and Toni Byrd Diggs.
In 1980, she married the late Lewiston Allmond and gained four stepdaughters, Odell Turner, Frances Tynes, Irene Cameron and Sandra Allmond. She was a faithful member of the new Bethany UCC, where she held various positions for several years until her eyesight began to fail. She enjoyed and cherished time with her family and friends. Earline had many hobbies, such as crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, cross-stitching, and she loved singing in the church and work shop choirs. She also enjoyed writing and reading poetry.
Earline leaves to cherish fond memories her four children, Janice Burrell of Hampton, Va, Curtis Byrd of Bridgeport, Conn, Charlotte Lee (Rodney) of Springdale, Md, and Toni Diggs (Melvin) of Suffolk, Va; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A funeral will be held at 1 pm Saturday in new Bethany United Church of Christ, 15496 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, Va, with Pastor Douglas L Jones Sr officiating. Burial will be held at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 6:30 pm Friday in Pretlow and Chapman Funeral Home, 638 W Main St, Smithfield, Va.


Allmond, Eddie L

Published in Daily Press, 5 Mar 2007

SMITHFIELD - Eddie L Allmond, 'The Peanut Man,' went to his heavenly home early Saturday morning, March 3, 2007, at Sentara Obici Hospital, Suffolk, Va. He was the husband of Virginia Josephine Allmond. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Edna Johnson (Calvin); two sons, Melvin (Frances) and Earl (Carolyn); two adopted sons, Elder Michael Eaton (Sharon) and Alvin Fulgham (Lisa); seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one foster grandchild, Frederick Johnson (Christy); and four step-grandchildren. Services will be held noon Wednesday, March 7, at Sandy Mount Baptist Church with the Rev Earl Glover officiating. Burial will be in Christian Home Baptist Church Cemetery. Professional services under the direction of Pretlow & Chapman Funeral Home staff.


Allmond, Nancy Hundley

Published in Daily Press, 14 Dec 2002

SMITHFIELD - Nancy Hundley Allmond, 81, a lifelong resident of Isle of Wight County, died Friday, Dec 13, 2002, at the Newport Convalescent Center. She was born on Aug 10, 1921, the daughter of the late Moses T and Nellie D Hundley. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W Allmond Jr, and her brothers, Darden Hundley, Earl Hundley and Percy L Hundley. Nancy is survived by nieces, Nancy Green of Washington State, Margaret Riddick of Suffolk; nephews, Percy L (Oogie) Hundley of Newport News, Michael Hundley of Smithfield, Frederick Hundley of Savannah, Randy Hundley and Terry Hundley, both of Washington State; five sisters-in-law, Sallie Hundley, Virginia Hundley, Thelma Murphy, Charlotte Blackwell, Hilda Arcese. Nancy was a graduate of Smithfield High School. She was employed by the Smithfield Packing Co for 58 years before retiring as cashier in June of this year. In addition to being a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, she was a member of the Ladies Bible Class and chaired the Special Service Fund. During her illness, Nancy was lovingly cared for by the staff at the Newport with the support and guidance of her physician, Dr J Travers Edwards Jr. The family would like to express their appreciation to her caregivers for their considerate care and compassion. She was an independent spirit who was quick to smile, to share a story with a co-worker, to love her family and to serve the Lord. As she often said, her family and friends were the treasures of her life. Her family, co-workers and many friends know that Nancy was the one to be treasured. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday, Dec 16, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Smithfield with the Rev Harry Spear officiating with burial at Mill Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 3:30 pm Sunday, Dec 15, at Colonial Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 Cedar St, Smithfield, VA 23430 or to a favorite charity. Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, is handling arrangements.


Allmond, Robert

Published in Daily Press, 6 Aug 2011

SMITHFIELD - Robert Allmond, 81, of Bowling Green Road, Smithfield, Va, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Aug 2, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David H and Ora Allmond.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Corine I Allmond; his daughters, Patricia Glover (Dwight) of Smithfield, and Gloria Montgomery (Howard) of Surry; his son, David J Allmond of Norfolk; grandchildren, Michelle and Temeka Glover, Andrew and Alex Montgomery; brothers, Ennis (Elsie) and Charles Allmond; sisters, McKoy Pittman and Estelle Whitehead; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday, Aug 8, 2011, at New Jones Baptist Church, 15090 Woodland Drive, Windsor, VA 23487. Interment will follow immediately in the church cemetery. A viewing will be from 3 to 6:30 pm Sunday, Aug 7, at Pretlow-Chapman Funeral Home, 658 West Main Street, Smithfield, VA 23430.


Allmond, Virginia Josephine Bailey

Published in Daily Press, 4 May 2013

SMITHFIELD - Virginia Josephine Bailey Allmond went to her heavenly home early Tuesday morning, April 30, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband Eddie L Allmond. A service of remembrance will be held 3 pm Sunday, May 5, at Sandy Mount Baptist Church, Smithfield, VA, with Dr Bobby Lee Taylor officiating. Professional services by Pretlow and Chapman funeral home, Smithfield, VA 757-357-2326.


Altizer, Billy Woodrow

Published in Daily Press, 18 May 2010

SMITHFIELD - Billy Woodrow Altizer, 76, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010.
Bill was born in Earling, W Va, and raised in Grundy, Va. He was a Peninsula resident since 1973. He will be remembered as a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, as well as a role model for all.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Levon Altizer.
He had 20 years of service in the US Air Force with tours in Germany, Thailand, and Vietnam. He continued his career at Newport News Shipbuilding, retiring in 1993, after 20 years in Radiation Control and Trades Administration.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Eleanor; two sons, Michael and his wife, Linda, Vincent and his wife, Jean; sister, Frances Clevinger Zetts; grandchildren, of whom he was so proud, Sarah, Joshua, Elizabeth, Cameron, and Josie; and many nieces and nephews. He was devoted to his family.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of the Riverside Cardiac Care Unit, especially to nurse Courtney, who provided such loving care and comfort on Sunday.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 pm Wednesday, May 19, at Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News, Va. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Thursday, May 20, at Smithfield Baptist Church in Smithfield, Va. Interment will follow, with full military honors, in Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News.br> In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association ; or a charity of your choice.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Altizer, Inez Mamie Asbury

Published in Daily Press, 24 Jan 2002

SMITHFIELD - Inez Mamie Asbury Altizer, 87, of Park Place, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, in Smithfield. She was the widow of Herman G Altizer and was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church, Richlands, Va. Survivors include four daughters, Gearldean Jackson of New Kent, Va, Frances D Pritchett and Wanda F Couch, both of Smithfield, and Jacqueline Whitesell of Hampton, Va; one brother, Otis S Perdue of Williamson, W Va; nine grandchildren, Cynthia Couch, Pamela Fay, Patricia Pearce, Brian Whitesell, Denise Luckey, Eric Jackson, Wayne Jackson, Tina England and Debbie White; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday, Jan 25, at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, by Dr Don Rhoton. Burial will be in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Va. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm today. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Isle of Wight County Volunteer Rescue Squad or the Alzheimer's Association.


Altman, Clara Long

Published in Daily Press, 23 Sep 2009

SMITHFIELD - Clara Long Altman, 91, passed away Saturday, Sept 19, 2009, at Magnolia Manor/Riverside Convalescent Center, Smithfield.
A native of North Carolina, Clara had lived in Smithfield for six years to be close to family. She was formerly of the Enon community in Chesterfield County, Va.
A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Clara enjoyed gardening and painting on canvas. She was of the Baptist faith.
Preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, O'Neal Altman; her daughter, Peggy Elmore; a great-grandchild, four brothers, and three sisters.
Clara leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter, Sandra Gartner and husband, Jack, of Clermont, Fla; her son-in-law, David L Elmore of Hampton; her sister-in-law, Virginia Long of Hampton; two grandsons, including, David L Elmore Jr and wife, Susan B of Carrollton; three granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren including Chelsea Elmore and Olivia Elmore; numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm Friday, Sept 25, in Bermuda Memorial Park, with the Rev Lawrence Biermann officiating.
The family expresses sincere thanks to Riverside Convalescent and Magnolia Manor for their support and care given to Clara.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Smithfield Baptist Church, 100 Wainwright Dr, Smithfield, VA 23430.
Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.


Anderson, Francis Edward

Published in Daily Press, 30 May 2006

SMITHFIELD - Mr Francis Edward Anderson, a native of Oglesby, Illinois and a Peninsula resident for 33 years, died Sunday, May 28, 2006. Mr Anderson retired as a Management Analyst with the Department of the Army at Ft Monroe. He retired in 1981 after 37 years of Federal Service. An Army veteran of World War II, he participated in the June 6, 1944 Normandy Invasion, the Battle of the Bulge for which he received a Purple Heart for wounds received, and the Berlin Air Lift Exercise. An avid boater and promoter of safe boating education, he was a lifetime member of the United States Power Squadron and was Past Commander of the Hampton Roads Power Squadron. Mr Anderson also was a Formula One race car driver having competed on the European Circuit. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr & Mrs John Anderson, and his sister, Eleanor Martyn. He is survived by his wife, Arlene M Anderson, brothers-in-law, Richard P Wiater and his wife, Joan and Jan A Wiater and his wife, Kathy, and several nieces and nephews including Allen Martyn and Gerry Martyn. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday evening in Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will take place in Fallston, Maryland.


Anderson, Mary Inez

Published in Daily Press, 18 Jul 2013

SMITHFIELD - Mary "Inez" Anderson passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Born May 22, 1920 in Speed, NC, she was the widow of William James (Bill) Anderson, who owned and operated Anderson's Supermarket and Rental Cottages in Kitty Hawk, NC. From 1974 to 1989, she managed their business in Kitty Hawk and pursued her life-long interest in art, producing many oil paintings, which she has shared with her family over the years. Prior to her years in Kitty Hawk, she was a long time resident of Portsmouth, VA. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1939, she married Elmo D Rowe (d 1970), and began her career as an avid business woman. After twenty five years, she retired from Sears Roebuck & Co, and was then bookkeeper for Suburban Pharmacy in the Westhaven neighborhood of Portsmouth. She served one term as President in the Portsmouth Credit Women's Breakfast Club. While she resided in Portsmouth, she was an active member of Western Branch Baptist Church and of Esther Chapter #37, Order of The Eastern Star, serving as a line officer from 1951 to 1955, and as Worthy Matron in 1955/56. From 1989 to 1995, she resided in Arrowhead Beach, NC, and was an active member of Eastern Star Chapter #302, in Edenton, NC. In 1995, she moved to Warwick Forest in Newport News, VA, and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Since 2007, she has resided in the Magnolia Manor Independent Living/Riverside Nursing Home facilities in Smithfield, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman L and Maggie Strickland, and two sisters, Irene Hursey and Janette Shipe. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Yaffey Miller (Staten), of Smithfield, VA; three granddaughters and their husbands, Karen Yaffey McPeeks (Jerry) of Chesapeake, VA; Kristen Yaffey Mertz (Vincent) of Yorktown, VA, and Jaclyn Miller Wade (Nathan) of Newport News, VA; grandson, S Tyler Miller (Yoma) of Newport News, VA; four great granddaughters, Chelsea Leigh McPeeks of Chesapeake, VA, Brittany McPeeks Meister (Matthew) of Naples, Italy, Sarah Catherine Mertz of Yorktown, VA, and Hannah Elizabeth Belisle of Newport News, VA; three great grandsons, Landon McPeeks (Elena) of Ruckersville, VA, Seth A Mertz of Yorktown, VA, and Alex E Belisle of Newport News, VA; four sisters, Lucille Beyl of Ivor, VA, Peggy Corsetti (Emilio) of Indian Lake, PA, Audrey Black of Edenton, NC, and Jacqueline Viars (Connard) of Leesburg, FL; and four brothers, Herman L Strickland Jr, of Spanaway, WA, Thurman Strickland of White Hall, MD, William Strickland (Cleo) of Albuquerque, NM, and Roy Lee Strickland (Misuk) of Tacoma, WA. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 19, 2013, at Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, July 18, 2013, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Foundation. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.snellingsfuneralhome.com.


Andrews, Janet Matthews

Published in Daily Press, 10 Mar 2011

SMITHFIELD - Janet Matthews Andrews of Smithfield, Va, was freed from her body's limitations on Sunday, March 6. Daughter to the late Peter Bernard Matthews and Mary Nelson Matthews of Kenbridge, Va.
Loved eternally by her husband of 47 years, Harry W Andrews LTC (RET); and their two daughters, Stephanie Shipman and Mitzi Andrews; Janet also was a bragger of her grandchildren, Andrew and Sophie Shipman; and her granddogs, Oscar Mayer and Winnie.
Janet was a teacher, an artist, and a true friend. She had a zeal for life and an adventurous spirit. She was the life of the party, was an Army wife, a Master Gardener, and A HAM (in radio and personality). She was a procrastinator, a mass emailer, and an avid reader. She was "our reigning champion at Chicken Foot". Janet was A self-proclaimed "Depression baby" who never threw anything away. Passionately opinionated yet open minded, Janet was An intuitive soul, and a generous heart. She will live in our hearts forever.
A Life Celebration Services will be held at 4 pm Saturday, March 12, in Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield. A reception will be at the Gatling Point Yacht Club following the service.
Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, 1515 S Church Street, Smithfield, VA 23430, (757)357-2979.


Andrews, Russell Davis

Published in Daily Press, 24 Jul 2013

SMITHFIELD - Russell Davis Andrews passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, after a prolonged illness. He was born on December 21, 1922 on the family farm in Zuni, VA, to Margaret Camp Davis and William Chapman Andrews. He graduated with the Windsor High School class of 1940. After studying at Virginia Tech, he enlisted in 1943 and served in the Army Air Corps until 1946. After military service, he returned to Tech and graduated in 1949 with a BS in Business Administration. He worked summers during college at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach. He began a commercial sales career with the Pure Oil Company (later to become Union Oil, then Unocal), with several transfers during his tenure. It was while living in Charlotte that he met and wed Phyllis Shellem Bolick, his wife of 54 years. With a strong faith, he was an active member in churches throughout his life; he taught 4th grade Christian education, served as deacon and elder, was active on stewardship and finance committees, and participated in Sunday school classes regularly. Returning to his Isle of Wight roots after retirement in 1986, he moved to Smithfield in 1988. He loved his church, his family and Smithfield, enjoying his boat, fishing, the coffee crew at the Twins and the Haydens Lane group. He was preceded in death by brothers William C Andrews Jr, and Leo Andrews. He is survived by his wife Phyllis; son Russell Davis Andrews Jr, daughter-in-law Paula and granddaughters Alyssa and Charity, all of Kent, OH; daughter Alison Andrews Carney and son-in-law Michael of Fairfax, VA; nephews Leo Andrews Jr, Warren Andrews and William Andrews III; niece Courtney Andrews, one great niece and three great nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 27 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Smithfield. The family will receive friends there afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Isle of Wight Relay For Life, c/o Pam Jordan, 18214 Farmview Lane, Windsor, VA 23487, or Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial, 201 Cedar Street, Smithfield, 23430. Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, VA.


Anthony, Albert Isiah

Published in Daily Press, 10 Jun 2012

SMITHFIELD - Albert Isiah Anthony, 69, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. He was born in Smithfield, Va, on Feb 14, 1943.
Albert was a member of Rising Star Baptist Church, Smithfield, Va. After 30 years of employment, he retired from Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday, June 12, at Rising Star Baptist Church. Burial will be at Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery, Ivor, Va. A viewing will be held at the Pretlow and Chapman Funeral Home from 3:30 to 6:30 pm Monday, June 11.


Armstrong, Herbert Leon

Published in Daily Press 21 Dec 2008

SMITHFIELD - Herbert Leon Armstrong, 84, of Smithfield, passed away on Tuesday, Dec 16, 2008.
Herbert started his own business, Wayside Tobacco in 1973, was a caring businessman of Isle of Wight County, highly regarded and served his country in the US Navy during WWII. He lived life to the fullest always lending an ear or a shoulder to whomever needed it and would give advice if you asked. You would always leave with a smile and feeling good about yourself no matter the circumstances.
With arms wide open and a smile that would stop a train, his strength, courage and kindness will prevail throughout eternity. We shall miss him dearly for you see he was the love of my life and an awesome Dad. Our memories will be treasured.
Survivors include his loving wife, Josie; two daughters, Patsy Buckner and her husband, Craig, and Mary Lou Gates and her husband, Wayne; son, Mel King and his wife, Tracy; six grandchildren, Michelle, Suzie, H P, Shaunte, Jordan and Austin; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Penny Armstrong.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 pm Monday, Dec 22, at W J Smith & Son Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, Dec 23, at Parklawn Memorial Park with the Rev Don Phelps officiating.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association - Mid Atlantic, PO Box 5126, Glen Allen, VA 23058.


Arrington, Michael Dean

Published in Daily Press, 28 Dec 2003

SMITHFIELD - Michael Dean Arrington, 42, died Friday, Dec 26, 2003. Born in Marion, NC, he had been a Newport News resident for many years until moving to Smithfield in 2001. A 1979 graduate of Warwick High School and the Shipyard Apprentice School, Michael worked for 20 years in Department X11 at the Newport News Shipyard. He was a past Vice-President and coach in the Parkview Little League and was a lifelong fan of the University of North Carolina Tarheels. Michael is survived by his wife, Michelle Vernon Arrington; children, Jessica Lynn Arrington of Mount Pleasant, SC, Matthew Trent Arrington of Suffolk, and Nicole Rene Arrington of Smithfield; parents, Paul D and Leona Arrington of Waynesville, NC; grandmothers, Marie Arrington and Lola Aldredge, both of Marion, NC; and brother, Rod Arrington of West Nyack, NY. The family will receive friends from 11 am to 12 pm Monday at R Hayden Smith Funeral Home Downtown Hampton. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 pm, Monday at Bacon's Castle Cemetery, Surry County, by the Rev Frederico Villarreal.


Arthur, Thelma Irene Parrish

Published in Daily Press, 28 Feb 2008

SMITHFIELD - Thelma Irene Parrish Arthur, 88, passed away Feb 27, 2008, at Riverside Convalescent Center in Smithfield, Va, after a short illness.
Thelma was born in Victoria, Va, to the late Edward and Nannie Parrish. Thelma worked at the Mica Plant in Newport News and the Continental Can Co for several years before giving it all up for a bountiful garden that kept her busy. She also loved to crochet and go camping.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Stephen L Arthur; and two brothers, Archie and Levi Parrish.
Thelma leaves to cherish her memory, one son, Edward 'Ed' and wife, Drema, of Smithfield (with whom she made her home for the past 7 ˝ years); and one daughter, Nancy Worrell and husband, Bruce, of Farmville, Va.
Her grandchildren are Christopher and Eric Bjelland, Suzanne Hamilton, Michael Worrell, Duane and Randy Arthur. Great-grandchildren are Nicholas and Kendall Arthur, Andrew Henderson, Rebecca Haughton, Stephanie and Cody Arthur, Jennifer and Erica Bjelland; and two great-great-grandchildren, Ashley Worrell and Bryce Haughton. Thelma was the oldest living member of Smithfield Christian Church. She loved the people and was faithful in her attendance until her health rendered her unable to attend services.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 1, at 11 am at Colonial Funeral Home with a Life Celebration Service to follow at noon. The Rev Jack Perry will be officiating. Interment will be at St Luke's Memorial Park. There will be a reception at Smithfield Christian Church immediately following the services, provided by Smithfield Christian Church and Harvest Fellowship Baptist Church.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Smithfield Christian Church Building Fund, 18420 Battery Park Road, Smithfield, VA 23430. Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.


Artis, Inez M

Published in Daily Press, 16 Aug 2006

SMITHFIELD - On Aug 15, 2006 our beloved Inez M Artis was taken home to be with the Lord. She was born Feb 20, 1942 to the late John Butler and Pecolia Clayton in Nansemond County. Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Prince Leroy Artis; one brother, Clinton Claiborne; one son, John Russell Jordan Jr (Sonya); six daughters, Shirley Young (Tony Wilson), Gloria Copeland (Ronnell), Sharon Yvette Hicks, Cynthia Jordan, Judy Edwards (Roger) and Linda Edwards (Vernon Ray); 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives & friends. A funeral service will be held 2 pm Saturday, Aug 19 at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Viewing from 1 to 7 pm Friday at the Funeral Chapel. Interment will be held in the Christian Home Cemetery, Windsor. Shivers Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


Ashburn, Robert Lewis

Published in Daily Press, 27 Sep 2007

SMITHFIELD - Robert Lewis Ashburn, 69, died Sept 22, 2007. Memorial service 2 pm Sunday, Sept 30, at Uzzell United Methodist Church . Burial at 2 pm Sept 27, at the Albert G Horton Jr Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Condolences may be registered at www.parrfuneralhome.com.


Ashby, Herbert Linwood

Published in Daily Press, 10 Apr 2008

SMITHFIELD - Herbert Linwood Ashby, 81, brother of Frank Ashby, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in Sentara Obici Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday at Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Surry, with interment in Davis Cemetery. Arrangements by Poole's Funeral Home, Sabrina Hardy-Newby, Funeral Directress, 757-357-4742.


Ashcroft, Allen J

Published in Daily Press, 23 Jan 2004

SMITHFIELD - Allen J Ashcroft, age 77, of Goodrich Lane, died Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004, at his residence. He was a native of Port Vue, Pa, and retired as an engineer from The BOF and in 1984 as a steel worker from US Steel-Duquesne Works with 35 years of service. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and American Legion Post #447, Port Vue, Pa. Mr Ashcroft was a US Army veteran serving in World War II. Survivors include wife, Clara Allen Ashcroft; two daughters, Clara Rowe of Smithfield, Patricia Nelson of Ligonier, Pa; two sons, Allen Ashcroft of Lititz, Pa, Dale Ashcroft of Newport News; sister, Elizabeth Rittenour of N Versailles, Pa; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted 11 am Saturday, Jan 24, in Good Shepherd Catholic Church with Rev Don Michael Hanna officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Friday, Jan 23, in Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson Disease Foundation, 710 West, 168th Street, New York, New York 10032 or American Diabetes Association, Memorial & Honor Program-Call Center, PO Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720. Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, is handling arrangements.


Atkins, Artis Newby

Published in Daily Press, 1 Oct 2004

SMITHFIELD - Artis Newby Atkins, 78, widow of James Atkins, died in her home on Sept 29, 2004. She was a member of Main Street Baptist Church. Artis retired from Smithfield Packing. Survivors: a sister, Mary Nebad; brother, Edward Lee Newby; and a caring niece, Vennie Newby-Griffin. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Sunday at Main Street Baptist Church. Interment in Tynes Memorial Cemetery. Viewing will be from 2 pm to 6 pm Saturday at the funeral home and at the church on Sunday one hour before the service. Service entrusted to Pretlow & Chapman Funeral Home.


Aussner, Marie Catherine

Published in Daily Press, 3 Mar 2005

SMITHFIELD - Marie Catherine Aussner, age 83, passed away, Tuesday, March 1, 2005, in Obici Hospital, Suffolk, Va. She was born in Beaverbrook, Pa, was a longtime resident of New City, NY, and had been a resident of Smithfield for the last three years. She retired as Director of Veterans Services for Rockland County, NY. Marie was an avid bowler, traveling across the United States to participate in many tournaments. She was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame. Marie attended Bethany United Methodist Church. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Ihnot Mattie, and a sister, Irene. Marie was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Family members left to cherish her memory are her husband of 60 years, Rudolph Aussner; daughter, Carol A Jordan and her husband, Vince, of Smithfield; sons, Richard Aussner and his wife, Denise, of Wellington, Fla, Ronald Aussner of Ft Pierce, Fla; brother, John Mattie of Hazelton, Pa; sister, Anne Undeck of Castleberry, Fla; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted 6 pm Saturday, March 5, at Bethany United Methodist Church, with Rev Pamela Rae Seeley officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, c/o Raymond L Edwards, 13088 Mill Swamp Road, Smithfield, Virginia 23430. Colonial Funeral Home, 1515 South Church Street, Smithfield, Va, is handling arrangements.


Austin, Edward Paul

Published in Daily Press, 21 Apr 2002

SMITHFIELD - Edward Paul Austin, 45, of Carroll Bridge Road died Tuesday, April 16, 2002. Arrangements by Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.


Austin, Margaret Downs

Published in Daily Press, 10 Nov 2006

SMITHFIELD - Margaret Downs Austin, 101, departed this life on Nov 9, 2006 at Riverview Nursing Home in Smithfield, Va. She was born on June 5, 1905 in Jennings Ordinary, Va to the late Lemmie Downs and Mary Robinson Downs. In 1925, Mrs Austin moved to New York to work and settled in New Rochelle. She was married to the late John A Austin and from their union they were blessed with three children, Mrs Margaret Goodlett of Smithfield, Va, Mr John H Austin of Mount Vernon, NY and the late Mrs Mary Williams of New Rochelle, NY. While in New Rochelle she was a member of Union Baptist Church for over 70 years, serving in the deaconess, missionary and Sunday School ministries along with being the Mother of the Church. Funeral services will be held at noon, Wednesday, Nov 15 at Main Street Baptist Church in Smithfield. A viewing will be from 3 to 7 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Pretlow & Chapman Funeral Home in Smithfield and at 11 am to noon on Wednesday at the church.


Austin, Marjorie Ann

Published in Daily Press, 13 Apr 2008

SMITHFIELD - Marjorie Ann Austin, 71, of Smithfield, Va, passed on to the Lord on April 5, 2008.
She was a native of Hyde Park, Mass. She relocated to Hampton Roads in 1962, where she worked for both Dr Wards', of Phoebus, until she decided to dedicate her life to raising her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Florence Sears of Hyde Park and William Godfrey and Marie Maine Sears of Cape Cod, Mass, and sister, Joanne Buckus of South Side Beach, SC.
She is survived by her soul mate, love of her life, William O (Max) Austin of Smithfield, NC; her sister, Louise Milley of Brockton, Mass; her children, Keith William Krushel Sr of Front Royal, Va, Kathleena Marie Hollopeter and her fiancE, Steven Craig Castelow of Newport News, Sheryl Brittle Kersmarki and her husband, Joey W Kersmarki of North, Va, James William Glass of Baltimore, Md, Joanna St Thomas and her husband, William Joseph St Thomas of Newport News; and six loving grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm April 15, at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, in the Remembrance Garden. The family will receive guest following the service at the home of Kathleena and Craig.
Marjorie will be greatly missed by her family and friends.


Babb, Cora B Pittman

Published in Daily Press, 18 Aug 2007

SMITHFIELD - Cora B Pittman Babb, 94, passed away in Riverside Convalescent Center, Smithfield, on Friday, Aug 17, 2007. A native of Southampton County, she was the daughter of the late Charkoe Henson and Nannie Mae Johnson Pittman. Cora retired from Louise Obici Memorial Hospital where she worked as a nurse's aide. She was also a member of Ivor Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Levy Brown, and husband, Milton Babb, and daughter, Mildred Atkins. Cora leaves to cherish her memories two children: her daughter, Frances Harris Graham and her husband, John, and her son, James W 'Jim' Brown and his wife, Gayle, all of Smithfield; five grandchildren, Donald P Horne, Mike Brown, Cathy Hurd, Charlie Brown and Russ Brown; and seven great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted 11 am Monday, Aug 20, at Mill Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, Ivor, with the Dr Donald R Rhoton officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 pm Sunday evening in Colonial Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 97, Smithfield, VA 23431, or to Smithfield Baptist Church, 100 Wainwright Drive, Smithfield, VA 23430. The family wishes to thank Martha Hunt and Deborah Boyd and their staff at Magnolia Manor and Riverside Convalescent for their love, care and support for Cora. Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.


Bage, Martha Louise Horne

Published in Daily Press, 16 Mar 2005

SMITHFIELD - Martha Louise Horne Bage, age 75, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in Riverside Convalescent Center, Smithfield. She was a native and lifelong resident of Isle of Wight County. Louise will be remembered as a clerk at Betts Department Store, (now Peebles); Little's Pharmacy and a waitress at Carrie's Diner in Smithfield. She was one of the first employees at Ben Franklin in Smithfield. Louise was a member of Smithfield Assembly of God Church. Her parents, Martha Hall Horne Gwaltney and William Sherman Horne Sr; a sister, Irene Matthews; and two brothers, William Sherman Horne Jr and Edwin H Horne, preceded Louise in death. Survivors include husband, Willie K Bage, and son, William Thomas Bage, both of Hampton; sister, Connie H Wade; brother, Robert 'Bobby' Horne, both of Smithfield; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 pm Friday, March 18, in Waverly Cemetery in Waverly, with Chaplain Tommy Reynolds officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Thursday, March 17, in Colonial Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Smithfield Assembly of God Church, 1800 South Church St, Smithfield, VA 23430. Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, is handling arrangements.


Bailey, Benjamin F Sr

Published in Daily Press, 3 Feb 2011

SMITHFIELD - Benjamin F Bailey Sr, 90, died Jan 31, 2011. Funeral services will be held 11 am Friday, Feb 4, 2011, at Mt Nebo Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Viewing and visitation from 6 to 8 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Poole's Funeral Home, Sabrina Hardy-Newby and Valanti R Lambert, Directors.


Bailey, Bennie Lee

Published in Daily Press, 31 Mar 2004

SMITHFIELD - Bennie Lee Bailey, husband of Carrie F Bailey, departed this earthly life March 30, 2004, at his home after a long illness. Bennie Lee was the son of the late Earnest and Julia Bailey. He was reared in the home of the late Fenton and Lucy White. He was a member of Brown's AME Church, Navy veteran, SMF Elk No 65. He leaves to be reminded of his departure his wife, Carrie F Bailey; four sisters, Ida Hundley (Winston), Earnestine Davis (Roosevelt), Octavia Tynes (Walter), Eleanor W Spratley; three sons, Ernest (Melanie), Michael (Mazie), Lawrence (Mary); seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many other devoted relatives and friends.
Eulogy will be held 1:30 pm Tuesday, April 6, at Brown's AME Church by Rev Gregory Ball. Interment in Tynes Memorial Cemetery. Viewing from 3 to 7:30 pm Monday and two hours before funeral time at church. Service entrusted to Pretlow & Chapman Funeral Home staff.


Bailey, Bobby Lewis

Published in Daily Press, 16 May 2009

SMITHFIELD - On Tuesday, May 12, 2009, Bobby Lewis Bailey died in a tragic accident in Smithfield.
He was the youngest of nine children born to Benjamin F Bailey Sr and the late Ella Mae Bailey. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kelvin Bailey and George Jones.
He was a veteran of the US Air Force.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his father, Benjamin F Bailey Sr; four brothers, Benjamin F Bailey Jr, of Newport News, Curtis Bailey (Janelle), James Bailey (Edith) and Ray Bailey all of Smithfield; three sisters, Ella Keller (Henry), Bloise Bailey of Smithfield and Thelma Bailey of Cambridge, Md; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, May 18, 2009, at Mt Nebo Baptist Church with Dr Daniel L Baltimore, officiating. Interment will be in Albert G Horton Jr Memorial Veteran Cemetery. Viewing from 5 to 7 pm Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
Arrangements by Poole's Funeral Home, Sabrina Hardy-Newby, Funeral Directress, 757-357-4742.


Bailey, Carrie Warren

Published in Daily Press, 8 Apr 2006

SMITHFIELD - Carrie Warren Bailey, 60, passed away Friday, April 7, 2006 at her residence after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late George and Carrie Warren. She is survived by three sons, Wallace Bailey Jr, Terrence Bailey of Smithfield and Gary Bailey of Hampton; one daughter, Glenda Evans of Smithfield; 23 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one Goddaughter; three brothers; five sister, a special friend, Henry Burroughs and a host of other family and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 pm Thursday at Little Zion Baptist Church. Viewing will be from 1 to 7 pm Wednesday at the Funeral Chapel. Arrangements by Shivers Funeral Chapel, Smithfield.


Bailey, Cynthia Yvonne

Published in Daily Press, 16 Sep 2002

WINDSOR - Cynthia Yvonne Bailey departed this life suddenly September 13, 2002. She was a member of the Church of Christ-Smithfield and attended Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Surry. She was employed by Smithfield Packing Company. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mrs Mattie Moore. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Benjamin F Bailey Jr of Windsor; her father, Clarence Moore Sr of Pensacola, Fla; father-in-law, Benjamin F Bailey Sr of Windsor; three sons, Jarvis T. Moore of Brooklyn, NY, Delvin Moore of Hampton and Mikell Moore (Chiriga) of Bowie, Md; a stepdaughter, Shana Bailey of Pensacola, Fla; four brothers, Terry Moore of ensacola, Fla, Charlie Price, Melvin Moore and Clarence Moore Jr, all of Columbia, SC; four sisters, Rita (John) Jordan and Mattie (Larry) Allen of Pensacola, Fla, Angela Moore of Orlando, Fla, and Clara Gloster (Eugene) of Columbia, SC; one grandchild; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held 1 pm Thursday at the Mount Nebo Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Baltimore officiating. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery, Surry. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at Poole's Funeral Home, Surry.


Bailey, Gerald Blanchard

Published in Virginian-Pilot, 5 Apr 2012

Windsor - Gerald Blanchard Bailey, 79, of Windsor, Va passed away April 4, 2012. She was a member of the Eastern Star Sinai Chapter 18 where she served as Past Matron. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Elmo "Bo" Bailey; and daughter, Kathy Bailey Agee.
Gerald is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Asha Bailey of Glen Allen, Va; grandchildren, Joshua and Emily Agee, Nicole and Michael Bailey; brother, Wayne Blanchard of Richmond, Va.
A funeral service with Eastern Star rites will be held Friday, April 6, at 2 pm at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Dr, Suffolk, VA 23434 with Rev Michael D Halley officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family for a time of visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home from 1-2 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice . Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com.


Bailey, James L

Published in Daily Press, 10 Jan 2012

SMITHFIELD - James L Bailey passed away Jan 6, 2012.
Funeral services will be 1 pm Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012, at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Pretlow and Chapman Funeral Home.


Bailey, Katherine Minnix

Published in Daily Press, 2 Oct 2005

SMITHFIELD - On Friday, Sept 30, 2005, God called home to rest Katherine Minnix Bailey, widow of Joseph Bailey. She was born Oct 10, 1910, to the late Ernest and Maude Minnix. Katherine was a member of the First Gravel Hill Baptist Church, where she served as an usher and deaconess. She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Lelia Frances Brown (Ralph) of Smithfield and Virginia Walker (James) of Silver Spring, Md; her three grandchildren, Joseph Brown (Toni), James Walker Jr (Monica) and Shannye Carroll; four great-grandchildren; two nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday, Oct 5, at First Gravel Hill Baptist Church with the Rev P D Wells officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday, Oct 4, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Poole's Funeral Home, Sabrina Hardy, funeral directress, (757) 357-4742.


Bailey, Lois Ann

Published in Daily Press, 29 Mar 2007

SMITHFIELD - Lois Ann Bailey, 58, wife of George 'Bobby' Bailey, passed away March 25, 2007, in Sentara Obici Hospital. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and retired from Smithfield Packing Co. Lois is survived by her husband, George 'Bobby' Bailey; two daughters, Georgia Bailey and Katina Bailey; a son, Steven Bailey; three sisters, Mary Green, Frances Green and Catherine Rawling; four brothers, William, Larry, Lewis and Willie Lee Green; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Interment in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 pm Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to funeral time. Arrangements by Pretlow & Chapman Funeral Home staff, James B Chapman, director, 357-2326.


Bailey, Mary L Major

Published in Daily Press, 19 Jun 2003

SMITHFIELD - Mary L Major Bailey, widow of George Bailey, departed this life June 18, 2003, in her home. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Ethel Hardy (Jerry), and Erma Johnson (Euless); sister, Dena Tynes; brother, Erish (Roger) Major, all of Smithfield; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A homegoing service will be held 1 pm Saturday, June 21, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, the Rev Elderdge Lucas officiating. Burial will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery. Professional service by Pretlow & Chapman Funeral Home.


Bailey, Monica Louise

Published in Daily Press, 26 Nov 2011

SMITHFIELD - Monica Louise Bailey passed Nov 22, at Sentara Obici Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Warner M Bailey; son, Michael A Bailey, Bloomfield, NJ; daughter, Deirdre L Brown (Reginald), Charleston, S.; two grandchildren, Alexis Mikayla Brown and Jhalen Ahmad Brown; mother, Louise Bowen; stepfather, Pilson Bowen; two brothers, Algie P Bowen and Frank B Bowen.
Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, Nov 28, Main Street Baptist Church. A viewing will be from 7 to 8 pm Sunday, Nov 27, at Main Street Baptist Church.
Funeral services entrusted to Pretlow and Chapman Funeral Home.


Bailey, Shirley W

Published in Daily Press 2 Nov 2004

SMITHFIELD - Shirley W Bailey, 56, father of Mildred Boyd and Sherman Bailey, died Oct 31, 2004. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Thursday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Pretlow & Chapman Funeral Home making the arrangements.


Bailey, Thelma C

Published in Daily Press, 13 Dec 2008

SMITHFIELD - Thelma Crocker Bailey, 77, widow of Johnnie W Bailey, passed away, Dec 10, 2008.
Thelma was the daughter of the late George and Lillie Crocker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, two brothers, and four sisters.
She is survived by four daughters, Doris B Lyles (Kenny), Emma L Bailey, Barbara B Watson, Monica B Bowden; three sons, Reginald L Bailey (Rebecca), Randall J Bailey, Jerry Bailey (Kathie); 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and an aunt, Ella Mae Mason. A celebration of life service will be held at noon Tuesday, Dec 16, at Emanuel Baptist Church. Interment in the church cemetery. Viewing from 3 to 7 pm Monday at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Pretlow & Chapman Funeral Home, 357-2326.


Baker, Donald

Published in Daily Press, 9 Apr 2002

SMITHFIELD - Donald Baker, age 76, of Blount's Corner Road, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at his residence. He was a native of Jenkins, Ky, and retired in 1988 as a welder with Norfolk Ship Company. He was a US Army veteran serving in World War II. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Gale Baker Gurley of Clarksville, Tenn, Donna Juanita Baker of Elizabethton, Tenn, Ronna Ellen Ventro of Virginia Beach; son, Richard Donald Baker of Norfolk; sister, Reva Baker of Lions Folk, Va; three brothers, Royce Baker of Lions Folk, Va, James Baker of Williamsburg, Virgil Baker of Lions Folk; two grandchildren, Kathleen Meghan Gallagher, Jonathan Michael Baker. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 am Thursday, April 11, in St Luke's Memorial Park with Rev Jarvis Hearn officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 pm Wednesday, April 10, at Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.


Baker, Wilbert Earl

Published in Daily Press, 29 Apr 2008

SMITHFIELD - Wilbert Earl Baker, 73, passed away in his home on April 28, 2008, with his family at his side.
A native of Johnston County, NC, he had been a Smithfield resident for the past 23 years and was a former Hampton resident.
All of his life, Earl was involved in automotive repair. He was the former owner of Old Point Body Shop (Hampton), and had been an employee of Vick's Auto (Franklin). Most recently, Earl worked for White's Auto Repair (Suffolk).
Earl was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, NASCAR and was passionate about his motorcycles. He was a member of the VA Tractor Puller's Association and the Moose Lodge #141, Suffolk. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandmother, Emma Baker, who raised him; and daughter, Linda Faye Baker; brothers, Bobby Ray Baker and J D Baker; and a half-brother, Bobby Tew.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 49 years, Betty L Baker; daughters, Judy Baker Savage (Billy) and Kathy Baker Hughes (Brickey); son, Raiford Earl Baker (Rhonda); half-brothers, Hubert Tew and Gerald Tew; sister, Jean Macioci; half-sister, Brenda Robertson; six grandchildren, Matthew Baker, Nicole Savage, Nicholas Savage, Amanda Baker Smith, Kelly Hughes and Jaye Hughes; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Life Celebration Service will be held at 2 pm Thursday, May 1, in Colonial Funeral Home with the Pastor Patricia Thames officiating. Burial will follow in St Luke's Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 pm Wednesday in the funeral home and at other times at the residence.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Smithfield Volunteer Fire Dept, Outfitting the New Rescue Truck Fund, PO Box 117, Smithfield, 23431. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Heartland Hospice, especially Becky and Dawn.
Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home.


Baldwin, Coral V Greene

Published in Daily Press, 24 Jun 2010

SMITHFIELD - Coral V Greene Baldwin, 48, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010, in her home. She was the daughter of Shirlene P Greene and the late Raymond Greene. She is survived by her mother; a son, Danny Baldwin Jr; daughter, Brandi S Baldwin; three sisters, Arlene Greene, Terry Greene, Marilyn Smith. Funeral Service will be held noon Friday at Emmanuel Baptist Church by Dr Eldridge Lucas III. Arrangements by Pretlow & Chapman Funeral Home.


Bales, Brian Keith

Published in Daily Press, 6 Jun 2012

SMITHFIELD - Brian Keith Bales, 51, passed away peacefully at home, Monday, June 4, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct 11, 1960, in Newport News.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Debbie B Bales; one sister, Phyllis B Jones (Gerald), of South Boston, Va; his mother, Mildred S Bales, of Hampton; one niece, Chrystal J Bucchioni (Josh), of Williamsburg; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Benny E Bales, founder of Bales Termite and Pest Control, which will continue to operate as it has for the past 58 years. The Bales team will continue to carry on his legacy.
His body was donated to science for medical research.
A celebration of life will be held at 4 pm Sunday, June 10, 2012, at New Branch Community Church, 9608 Windsor Blvd, Windsor, Va, off 460.


Ballard, Frances Aileen

Published in Daily Press, 9 Aug 2011

SMITHFIELD - Frances Aileen Ballard, 78, passed away on Saturday, Aug 6, 2011.
She was a lifelong member of Brown's AME Church and retired from Smithfield Packing, after 43 years.
Left to cherish her memory are two sisters, Willie Osby(James), and Peggy Bailey(Russell); and a host of nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday, Aug 10, at Shivers Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the service at the church. A celebration of life service will be held at noon Thursday, at Brown's AME Church, Smithfield, Va.
Arrangements by Shivers Funeral Chapel, Smithfield.


Ballard, Shirley Ann

Published in Dailey Press, 7 Oct 2005

SMITHFIELD - Shirley Ann Ballard, 60, embraced her heavenly father on Oct 6, 2005, after a long battle with cancer. Shirley was a charter member of Solomons Temple, its Adult Choir, Praise Team and Missionary Ministries. She leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband, James W Ballard; three children, James Ballard (Felicia), Wendy Green (James) and Kelly Ballard; five sisters, Francis Harris (Ray), Nellie Edwards, Deloris Delk, Mary Copeland, Lillie Hoggard; one brother, Johnnie Edwards; three brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; six grandchildren; mother-in-law, Johnsie M Green; and a host of other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life service will be held 11 am Monday, at Main Street Baptist Church with Dr K D Shivers, officiating. Viewing will be 1 to 5 pm Sunday, at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Tynes Memorial Cemetery. Arrangement by Shivers Funeral Chapel.


Barham, Frederick Baxter Jr

Published in Daily Press, 2 Feb 2006

SMITHFIELD - Frederick Baxter Barham Jr, 79, passed away Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006. A native of Newport News, Va, he had been a Smithfield resident for the past 18 years. He was a graduate of Newport News High School and Virginia Polytechnic Institute. During World War II and the Korean War, Baxter served in the United States Air Force. Baxter was a member of SNAME. He was an avid golfer, traveler and loved to play bridge. In addition, Baxter was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Smithfield. Preceded in death by his parents, Frederick B Barham Sr and Fannie Christie Barham, first wife, Patsy Dale Barham, and a brother, Sidney J Barham, Baxter is survived by his wife, Shirley Printz Barham; daughters, Chris Filler of Hudson, Ohio, and Susan Schrum and her husband, Michael, of Hampton; sons, Frederick 'Rick' B Barham III and his wife, Barbara, of Yorktown and Thomas Dale Barham of Newport News; and 10 grandchildren, Erin, Patrick, Lauren, Ally, Jessica, Rachael, Baxter, Robert, Christopher and Catharine. A life celebration will be conducted at 3 pm Saturday, Feb 4, at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev Will Montgomery officiating, followed by a reception in the family life center. A private interment will take place at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Friday at Colonial Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 201 Cedar St, Smithfield, VA 23430. Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.


Barker, Thomas Jay

Published in Daily Press, 10 Jun 2008

SMITHFIELD - Thomas Jay Barker, 52, passed away in Sentara Obici Hospital on Monday, June 9, 2008.
He has been a resident of Isle of Wight County for 29 years and was an employee of Northrop Grumman. Thomas was a member of the Jefferson Masonic Lodge #65 in Surry and was a past Master of Smithfield Union #18. He loved being with his family.
Thomas leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 29 years, Janet Sykes Barker; son, Justin Thomas Barker of Smithfield; daughter, Brandy Helman (Bradly) of Newport News; and stepmother, Neva Jo Barker of Oregon.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 pm Wednesday, June 11, in Colonial Funeral Home with the Rev Jimmy Acree officiating. Masonic rites will be observed. Family will receive friends following the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Jefferson Masonic Lodge #65, c/o 14302 Burwells Bay Road, Smithfield, VA 23430.
Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.


Barlow, Barbara Haverty

Published in Daily Press, 5 Mar 2004

SMITHFIELD - Barbara Haverty Barlow died in Smithfield, Va, on March 3, 2004. She was predeceased by her parents, Bessie Simmons and Camden Dwight Haverty, and by her sisters, Virginia Ruth Haverty and Helen Haverty King. She was the widow of Colonel Gurley A Barlow Jr. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Alice Barlow, and her husband, Robert Bucknall. Mrs. Barlow was born in Smithfield on Oct 11, 1919, and attended Madison College. She was active in many organizations in her lifetime including the Smithfield Baptist Church, the Smithfield Junior and Senior Woman's Clubs, and the Isle of Wight Historical Society, and was Smithfield Woman of the Year in 1972. She was a member of the Bicentennial Commission which led to the founding of the Isle of Wight County Museum, and has been a supporter of the museum since its inception. Anyone wishing to pay their respects is invited to visit the Barlow Gallery at the Isle of Wight County Museum during the month of March. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Isle of Wight County Museum Foundation Inc, 103 Main Street, Smithfield, VA 23430 (757-357-7459).


Barlow, Catherine Crocker "Kitty"

Published in Daily Press, 31 May 2013

SMITHFIELD - Catherine "Kitty" Crocker Barlow, 73, passed away at home, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. A native and lifelong resident of Isle of Wight County, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Andrew Sr and Edna Alberta Gray Crocker. Kitty is survived by her husband of 51 years, William G Barlow; her daughter, Marian Dotson (Dexter); two sons, Robert A Barlow (Lois-Elaine) and Adam G Barlow (Kristina); three sisters, Evelyn Barlow, Pauline Austin (Emory) and Ann Litten (Jim); five grandchildren, Bradley W Dotson, Katherine L Barlow, Courtney L Barlow, Samantha E Barlow, and Grace M Barlow; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family. Family and church family was of utmost importance to Kitty. She was a member of Smithfield Baptist Church and the Paulette Savadge Sunday school class. She was a former member of the IOW Rescue Ladies Auxiliary and volunteered with the IOW/Smithfield Chamber of Commerce. The family will receive friends 5:30-7:00 pm, Saturday, June 1, in Smithfield Baptist Church. A service celebrating Kitty's life will be held Sunday, June 2, in Smithfield Baptist Church with Rev Dr Donald R Rhoton and Rev Roger Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in St Luke's Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association , IOW Chapter, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060, or to the Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507, or to the Crippled Children's Hospital Foundation Address 2924 Brook Rd, Richmond, VA 23220-1215 Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, VA.


Barlow, Gordon Eugene "Gene" Jr

Published in Daily Press 28 Feb 2009

SMITHFIELD - Gordon "Gene" Eugene Barlow Jr, 85, died Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009, at Sentara Obici Hospital.
Born in Isle of Wight County, July 16, 1923, he was the oldest son of the late Gordon E Sr and Gladys Holleman Barlow.
Gene is survived by four siblings, Hannah Barlow Bain and her husband, Jack of Wakefield, Joseph H Barlow Sr and his wife, Lynn of Suffolk, Sarah Barlow Wright of Smithfield, William K Barlow and his wife, Taylor, of Smithfield; five nieces, Nancy Barlow Alwood, Jo Anne Barlow, Janet Wright Moore, Robin Bain King, and Amy Barlow Britt; three nephews, Joseph H Barlow Jr, J Philip Bain Jr, and Todd R Barlow; eight grandnephews; seven grandnieces; and two great-grandnieces.
As a student, Gene graduated from Smithfield High School, VPI (now Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), and Iowa State University. He was in the US Army during WWII. His service was with the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Philippines and with the 11th Airborne Division in Japan. He was a member of the American Legion Post 49, Christopher Newport University's Lifelong Learning Society, Smithfield Baptist Church and the Smithfield Ruritan Club.
After retirement from teaching math and science at Smithfield High School, Gene enjoyed taking numerous lifelong learning classes in varied subjects.
A graveside funeral service will be held 2 pm Sunday, March 1, in Ivy Hill Cemetery, with the Rev Dr Donald R Rhoton and the Rev Dr Furman Kenney officiating. Visitation will follow at Smithfield Baptist Church Family Life Center.
In Gene's memory, donors may contribute to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), 2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245, or to the benevolence of their choice.
Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.


Barlow, Ray Parker

Published in Daily Press, 16 Sep 2007

SMITHFIELD - Ray Parker Barlow, 84, passed away Friday, Sept 14, 2007, at his home.
He was a native of Isle of Wight and was a retired farmer and former owner of Barlow's Store. Mr Barlow was a member of Smithfield Baptist Church and the Smithfield Baptist Church Baraca Class.
Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ethelle Holleman Barlow; son, Thomas Parker Barlow; and daughter, Nancy Barlow Brown.
Mr Barlow leaves to cherish his memories his granddaughters, Jamie Rae Bowman and Ashley Karen Pier; great-grandson 'his sunshine,' Matthew Parker Bowman; brother, W Shepard Barlow, all of Smithfield; sisters, Annis Barlow Jones of Isle of Wight and Anna Barlow Elliott of Windsor; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Life Celebration Service will be conducted at 3 pm Sunday, Sept 16, at Smithfield Baptist Church with Dr Donald Rhoton officiating. Mr Barlow will lie in state at the church from 1:30 pm until service time. Burial will follow in Bacon's Castle Old Brick Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Smithfield Baptist Church Building Fund, 100 Wainwright Drive, Smithfield, VA 23430, or to the American Cancer Society, Isle of Wight Relay for Life, c/o Lois Little, PO Box 4, Rescue, VA 23424.
Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.


Barlow, Violet Scott

Published in Daily Press, 2 Aug 2009

SMITHFIELD - Violet Scott Barlow, 71, died at home on Saturday, Aug 1, 2009. Mrs Barlow was born Aug 30, 1937, to Junius Walter Scott and Virginia Turner Scott of Battery Park, Va.
She was a life-long resident of Isle of Wight County and retired from the school system as a teacher in 1998. She was a long-term member of Smithfield Baptist Church and a member of The Colonel William Allen Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for 40 years.
Mrs Barlow enjoyed visiting with her grandchildren, playing bridge with friends and traveling to Blacksburg, Va, to watch the Virginia Tech Hokies play.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Alice Carter, Leslie Reynolds, Twyla Gullett and Clara Foster; and her brothers, Walter Scott, John Scott and Parker Scott Sr.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, William Peyton Barlow; a son, Ryland Scott Barlow and his wife, Kelly of Smithfield; a daughter, Virginia Leigh Barlow of Smithfield; two grandchildren, William Barlow and Carleigh Cook; a sister, Ella Keith of Newport News; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 pm tonight, Aug 2, at Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 am Monday, Aug 3, at Smithfield Baptist Church with the Rev Dr Donald R Rhoton officiating. Burial will follow in Ivy Hill Cemetery. Following the burial, family and friends will gather at the Smithfield Baptist Church Family Life Center, to share in her memory.
The family suggests contributions be made to the Smithfield Baptist Church Memorial Scholarship Fund, 100 Wainwright Drive, Smithfield, VA 23430.
Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.


Barlow, Walter Shepherd

Published in Daily Press, 18 Apr 2011

SMITHFIELD - Walter Shepherd Barlow, retired farmer and lifelong resident of Isle of Wight County, passed away April 17, 2011, at his home. He was born Jan 11, 1925, the son of the late James Judson and Georgie Adams Barlow.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Annis B Jones and Dorothy B Wells; foster sister, Sally M Barlow; and brothers, Willie W Barlow, Johnnie B Barlow, J Clifton Barlow, James J Barlow Jr, Wyatt G Barlow and R Parker Barlow.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Evelyn Crocker Barlow; daughters, Janet B Huber (George) and Yvonne B Tooley (Larry); and son, Walter J Barlow (Allison); grandchildren, Lisa Flory, Andrea Locke, Andrew Shepherd Barlow and Amanda Barlow; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna B Elliott (Walter); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr Barlow was a member of Mill Swamp Baptist Church and served as a deacon and church clerk for many years. Mr Barlow has served on the boards of the Isle of Wight Farm Bureau, Isle of Wight Academy, Chippokes Plantation Farm Foundation, and many other farm related organizations. He was a member of Tom Smith Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans and a member of the former Moonlight Ruritan Club.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Colonial Funeral Home. The Rev John Gordon and the Rev Jim Jones will be officiating. Interment will follow in St Luke's Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 7 to 8:30 pm at the funeral home and other times in the home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Isle of Wight Academy Shepherd Barlow Memorial Fund, PO Box 105, Isle of Wight, VA 23397 or the Nightingale Air Ambulance, c/o: Sentara Norfolk General, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk, VA 23507.
Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Barnes, Rev Dr Earl C

Published in Daily Press, 17 Dec 2008

SMITHFIELD - Rev Dr Earl C Barnes departed this life on Saturday, Dec 13, 2008.
Born to the late Ulysses Whitehead and the late Geneva Barnes, Earl received his early education in the Southampton County Schools. While attending Hayden High School he enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged.
Early in life he became a member of the Piney Grove Baptist Church, Franklin. He accepted the call of God on his life for ministry and went on to develop his gifts by attending United Christian College in Goldsboro, NC, where he received a Bachelor of Theology Degree and an honorary Doctor of Divinity. He also received a Master of Religious Education Degree from Gulf Coast Seminary in Panama City, Fla. He was employed with Northrup-Grumman Shipyard in Newport News, Va, for 28 years.
His memory is cherished by his loving wife of 35 years, Maryette Barnes; his children, Troy Barnes of Smithfield and Kresten Barnes of Newport News, Va; his brothers, the Rev James Barnes (his twin) and Bobby Barnes (Tess); his sisters, Ernestine Austin and Sally Barnes all of Franklin, Va; his grandchildren, D'Andre, Destiny and Da'Marey Barnes; his stepmother, Mrs Mary Whitehead of New York City; three stepbrothers; two stepsisters; his father and mother-in-law, S Gaston and Pauline Majette and many other friends and extended family members.
A service of Celebration will be held 12 pm Thursday, Dec 19, at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 1071 Carrsville Hwy, Franklin, by Elder Larry Parsons. Interment will be in the Southview Memorial Cemetery, Franklin. Viewing from 4 to 7 pm Thursday at Shivers Funeral Chapel and two hours prior to the service Friday at the church.
Professional Services entrusted to Shivers Funeral Chapel.


Barnes, Laura Delaine

Published in Virginian Pilot, 26 Aug 2012

Windsor - Laura Delaine Barnes, age 50 passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012. Memorial services will be held at Pinecrest Baptist Church, 209 Felton Road, Portsmouth Va. 23701 at 7 pm on Friday, August 31. She will be missed.


Barnes, Steve David

Published in Virginian Pilot, 4 Oct 2012

Windsor - Steve David Barnes, 57, of Windsor, VA passed away on October 2, 2012. A native of Suffolk, VA, he was the son of the late David Lee Barnes and is survived by his mother, Paige West Harrington. He is also predeceased by his step father, Wilton D Harrington Sr. Steve worked for over 30 years at Electric Motor and Contracting as an electric motor mechanic. He loved spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing, and relaxing in his garage.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara W Barnes; sons and daughter-in-law, Jason David and Maria Barnes, Cory Alan Barnes; grandchildren, Logan and Leland Barnes; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Charles Williams; brothers and sister-in-law, Terry R Barnes, Richard D and Wendy Barnes.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 11 am at Parr Funeral Home and Crematory with Rev Dennis Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 pm for visitation at Parr Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial donations may be made to CHKD, PO Box 2156, Norfolk, VA 23501. Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com.


Barnette, Louie Douglas "Doug"

Published in Virginian Pilot, 16 Jun 2012

Windsor - Louie "Doug" Douglas Barnette, 70, of Windsor, Va passed away June 13, 2012. He was born in Pennington Gap, Va, the son of the late Lura and Gilbert Barnette. He retired after 30 years as a construction inspector for VDOT and was a member of the Suffolk Moose Lodge #141.
Doug is survived by his wife of 45 years, Gloria K Barnette; daughter and son-in-law, Elisa K and Tim Simmons of Pierson, Mich; son and daughter-in-law, Leslie D and Lisa Barnette of Leesburg, Va; grandchildren, Victoria, Kristina, and Geoffrey; great-grandchild, Shaylyn; sisters, Betty Smallwood, Peggy Lindsay, Wilma Johnson, and Lois Sheridan; brother, Ronnie Lee Barnette; sisters-in-law, Angeline Hofman, Jean Saghy, and Sylvia Schlaffer; numerous very special nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Monday, June 18, at 2 pm at Nansemond Suffolk Cemetery with Rev Tim Rawls officiating. Friends may join the family for a time of visitation Sunday night from 7 to 8 pm at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Dr, Suffolk, VA and other times at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to the Isle of Wight County Humane Society at PO Box 273, Smithfield, VA 23431. Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com.


Barrett, Juanita Jeanette Ferrell "Nanny"

Published in Daily Press, 3 Oct 2006

SMITHFIELD - Juanita Jeanette Ferrell 'Nanny' Barrett went to be with the Lord on Oct 2, 2006 following a lengthy illness. 'Nanny' as she was known to her many friends in Smithfield was blessed to have provided child care to many families over the years. She was born on May 2, 1921 in Buchanan County and had been a Smithfield resident since 1966. She was a caring, giving friend to so many and leaves behind so many who love her. Special thanks go to Pearl West and Lewis and Nell Combs. They were angels to her, always ready to help and their caring and love will never be forgotten. Left to cherish her memory are one son, George D Barrett and his wife, Peggy of Hampton; one daughter, Francis M Porter of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, Woody Watford Jr and his wife, Lisa, Jeffery Watford and his wife, Mary, all of Orangeburg, SC, Rick Porter and his wife, Tracy, of Magnolia, Texas, Vince Porter and his wife, Liz of Valrico, Fla, and Kim McCarthy and her husband, Dan, of Houston, Texas; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Rev George A Barrett; her second husband, Rev Thomas Patrick; her daughter, Frances W Watford; her sister, May F Bucklin; and three brothers. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 pm on Thursday, Oct 5, at Calvary Baptist Church, 15155 Turner Drive, Smithfield. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, Oct 6, 2006 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev Dan Gray and the Rev Barry Reel of Faith Free Will Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in St Luke's Church Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 97, Smithfield, VA 23431. Arrangements by W J Smith & Son Funeral Home, Newport News.


Boyce-Claggett, Ellen Louise

Published in Daily Press, 3 Oct 2013

SMITHFIELD - On September 30, 2013, Mrs Ellen Louise Boyce-Claggett entered eternal rest. She was a faithful member of First Gravel Hill Baptist Church in Smithfield, Va until her health began to fail. She leaves to cherish precious memories, a loving and devoted husband, Larry A Claggett Sr, three loving children, Lisa Claggett-Uzzle, Larry (Mann) A Claggett Jr (Marion), Anita R Claggett-Watson (Michael). The funeral services will be held at First Gravel Hill Baptist Church, Smithfield, Va on Fri, Oct. 04, 2013 at 12 noon. Viewing will be held on Thursday from 5-7pm at Shivers Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Shivers Funeral Chapel.


Brown, Robert E

Published in Daily Press 27 Feb 1969

CARROLLTON -- Robert E Brown, 69, of Carrollton, a retired commercial fisherman died Tuesday in Louise Obibi Memorial Hospital, Suffolk, following a brief illness.
A native of Gloucester County, he was a member of United Temple Church in Carrollton and had served as its pastor for the past 28 years.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs Josie Whitley Brown; two daughters, Mrs Martha B Powell of Carrollton, and Mrs Bessie B Cochran of Merritt Island, Fla; five sons, Benjamin E Brown of Rescue, Robert L Brown, Joseph E Brown, William D Brown and M Glenn Brown of Carrollton; two sisters, Mrs Martha Moon of Lake Charles, La; and Mrs Evelyn Mathews of Hampton; three brothers, James T Brown of Carrollton, Franklin E Brown of Bethlehem, Pa; and Howard Brown of Hopewell; and 17 grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 pm Friday at the chapel of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, by the Rev George Garrett of Smithfield and the Rev Tommy Walker of Newport News. Burial will be in Battery Park Cemetery.


Burrell, Lucy Ann Spratley

Published in Daily Press, 6 Jan 2011

SMITHFIELD - Lucy Ann Spratley Burrell, widow of James Albert Burrell Sr, died Jan 2, 2011.
She is survived by two daughters, Jane Luvenia Cornelious, Lorella Virginia Willis; two sons, Richard E Burrell, Rolfe D Burrell.
She was a member of Little Zion Baptist Church and retired from the Isle of Wight School System as a Cafeterial Manager.
Funeral Services at noon Saturday, Jan 8, at Little Zion Baptist Church, Smithfield, the Rev Melvin T Blackwell officiating. Interment Baptist Memorial Cemetery. Viewing from 3 to 6:30 pm Friday and one hour prior to service. Arrangements by Pretlow and Chapman Funeral Home.


Clark, Kenneth Neal

Published in Daily Press, 3 Oct 2013

SMITHFIELD - Kenneth Neal Clark passed away on 30 September, 2013, exactly 47 years to the day from when he entered this world. He was the son of Harold T and Betty W Clark. He will always be remembered as the giant, brash, Stetson wearing redneck with a kind heart for animals and a gregarious smile. We will carry Kenneth over to the bone yard on 5 Oct at 11:00am. The grave side service with be held at K & M Ranch, 10030 Mill Swamp Road with a reception following the service. A viewing will be held on 4 Oct from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Parr Funeral Home, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk, VA. Condolences can be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com. Kenneth is preceded in death by his loving sister Sala Marie Clark and his best friend and father Harold Thomas Clark. He is survived by his unyielding and ever compassionate wife Marie, his stepchildren, Tina, Josh, and Gin, who were loved as his own, and four grandchildren, Michael, Halie aka "Doodlebug", Chris aka "Bubba", and Gavin, who were the light of his life, his one of kind and ever inspiring uncle, Raleigh Clark aka "Uncle Buck", his best looking brother Kirk, his beautiful sister-in-law Gena, and Hannah, his only niece and biggest fan on earth. When Kenneth steps over to the other side the folks there will undoubtedly remember him just as we all have. And like us, I doubt they'll ever forget him!


Cofer, Nathaniel E & Russell Colbert

Published in Daily Press, 30 Oct 1955

Funeral services will be held today for Nathaniel E Cofer, 75, of Newport News, and Russell Colbert Cofer, 80, of Smithfield, brothers, who died within a few hours of each other Friday night.
Services for Nathaniel Cofer of St Dennis Apartments, who died in a local hospital after a long illness, will be held at 4 this afternoon in Caffee Funeral Home, Newport News, with the Rev T V Morison, rector of St Paul's Episcopal Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be L G Lawson, Hal Mathias, Edward Gwaltney, Irbie Johnson, H (Tip) Shackelford, George H Hill, Edward N Islin and Alan R Day. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the family.
Services for his brother, a lifelong resident of Isle of Wight County who died in Smithfield also after a long illness, will be held at 2 this afternoon in the chapel of Bullock Funeral Home, Smithfield, with the Rev R M Recklay, officiating, asisted by the Rev H B Jones and J F Flye. Burial will be in the family burying ground, Isle of Wight Cemetery.


Davis, Magnolia Mitchell

Published in Daily Press, 2 Oct 2013

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY - Magnolia Mitchell Davis, native of Isle of Wight County, passed away Sept 29, 2013, 50 days before her 99th birthday. She departed her bodily life on earth, assumed her spiritual body and is now peacefully resting in paradise awaiting resurrection and judgment day by her Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. After the resurrection and judgment, she will be in heaven for all eternity singing praises of God the Father and Jesus the Christ. Oh, what a wonderful time that will be for all who have obeyed the commandments of Christ and thereafter continued to walk in the path of righteous until death as Magnolia did. Magnolia was a member of the Smithfield Church of Christ. Her life as a Christian was a good example for her family and friends. We all shall certainly miss her, but she is now resting in the bosom of Abraham until that day when Jesus resurrects all the dead - those who died in Christ and those who died outside of Christ - for his judgment. In addition to her son, William Davis, and her daughter, Renee Shivers, Magnolia has too many other survivors to be prudently mentioned here. We express that many of the survivors and friends of Magnolia were very helpful and supportive during her lifetime. However, we especially appreciated and make special mention of Renee Shivers, who stayed with Magnolia and cared for her until her final moments on earth. Burial and Memorial services will be held at times and places to be later specified. Instead of flowers, the family would appreciate financial donations in memory of Magnolia Davis sent to World Video Bible School, 25 Lantana Lane, Maxwell, TX 78656 or online at www.wvbs.org.


Denson, Sylvanious, "Sonny" Jr

Published in Daily Press, 1 Nov 2005

NEWPORT NEWS - Sylvanious "Sonny" Denson Jr, 62, passed away peacefully at his residence Sunday, Oct 30, 2005. Sonny was a member of Rising Star Baptist Church, Smithfield, member of King David Masonic Lodge No 29, and King Soloman Royal Arch No 1. He was retired from Northop Grumman Welding Department. He leaves to cherish his memories a wife, Ruth E Denson; a daughter, Jennifer Kennedy; son, Jason Denson; two stepdaughters, Annette Thomas and Deborah Lane; four stepsons, Christopher Knightnor, Tim Knightnor, Steven Knightnor and Charles Lane; four sisters, Sylvia Batten (Dalton), Linda Glover, Ann Smallwood and Catherine Lewis; and nine grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 1 pm Saturday, at Rising Star Baptist Church by the Rev Michael Langley. Interment in Baptist Memorial Cemetery, Smithfield. Service to the Denson Family is being provided by Pretlow & Chapman Funeral Home, Smithfield.


Diggs, Clyde

Published in Daily Press, 30 Aug 2010

SMITHFIELD - Clyde Diggs, 45, passed away Friday, Aug 27, 2010. He was born Dec 20, 1964, to the late Charlotte Diggs.
Clyde worked at Gwaltney of Smithfield before his illness.
Clyde is survived by one brother, Willie Diggs of Smithfield, Va; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010, at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the Baptist Memorial Cemetery. Viewing will be from 4 to 7 pm today, at the Chapel.
Arrangements by Shivers Funeral Chapel, Smithfield (757)357-9500.


Charlie Edwards Sr

Published in Daily Press, 1 Jan 1989

SUFFOLK - Charlie Edwards Sr, 63, died Saturday, Dec 31, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
He was born in Isle of Wight County and was a former employee of the City of Smithfield.
Survivors include his wife, Alice H Edwards; three daughters, R Elaine Robertson of Lexington, Md, Naomi Horton of Dallas, and Evelyn Riddick of Smithfield; two sons, Charlie Edwards Jr of Smithfield and George F Edwards of Newport News; and nine grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday at the chapel of Tynes-Edwards & Shivers Funeral Home, Smithfield, by the Rev V L Thomas. Burial in Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 pm Monday at the funeral home and at other times at the home of daughter, Evelyn Riddick, 14 Owens Lane, Smithfield.


Little, Cordelia Baker

Published in Daily Press, 2 Oct 2013

SMITHFIELD - Cordelia Baker Little, 93, passed away peacefully at Riverside Convalescent Center, Smithfield, Monday, September 30, 2013. She was born in Chowan County, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Herman C and Susan Boyce Baker. At a young age, Cordelia moved to Suffolk with her family. She married her late husband, Ashton Little, June 24, 1938, and moved to Mullett, Surry County, VA. A woman of family and faith, Cordelia was a member of Mill Swamp Baptist Church and in the past participated in the WMU and was a past-member of the Young at Heart Club. She volunteered in later years at Riverside Convalescent and was a private sitter for over 25 years. In her pastime she crocheted numerous afgans for Navy Relief and for the Isle of Wight Academy. In addition to her parents and her husband, Ashton, Cordelia was preceded in death by her son, James A Little and two sisters, Rosetta Speight and Mildred B Speight. She leaves to cherish her memories two beloved daughters, Bonnie Howell and her husband, Maurice of Mullett and Dawn Nurney and her husband, Wayne, of Smithfield; grandchildren, Chris Howell (Amy), Nicole H Throckmorton, Joe Little (Carrie), Andy Little, Dolly Little, and Aimee Nurney; and 7 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, and a host nieces and nephews and extended family. Family and friends will gather 6-8 pm, Wednesday, October 2, for visitation at Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield. A service celebrating Cordelia's life will be held 11 am, Thursday, October 3, in Mill Swamp Baptist Church with Rev Jim Jones and Rev Billy Gardener officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to Mill Swamp Baptist Church, Building Fund, 8100 Mill Swamp Rd, Ivor, VA 23866. Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, VA.


Turner, Gladys Brown

Published in Virginian Pilot, 6 Jul 2005

SMITHFIELD--Gladys Brown Turner, 86, passed away July 4, 2005, at her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 12, 1919, in Rescue and was the daughter of the late Willie Mary Dews and Joseph Brown. Gladys owned and operated, along with her late husband, Clinton P Turner Sr and Merl M Cornett, Turner & Cornett Garage and later retired from Macke Food Service. Gladys was a member of Battery Park Baptist Church and the Fidelis Women’s Sunday School Class. She taught Sunday school for more than 30 years. Special thanks to her neighbors who made it possible for her to live in her home, which she loved, until she was 81 years old. She walked to her church every Sunday morning when weather permitted and drove to Smithfield every week. She was very upset when she had to leave Battery Park because she was a fiercely independent woman. She married a farmer at age 19 and raised four children. After leaving her own home, she had lived the past five plus years with her daughter, Delores Cahoon in Smithfield and "special granddaughter," Mary Lynn Wood in Crosland, Ga. Most of her friends have passed on to the other side. She has never questioned that she would not join her husband, mother and loved ones in heaven. Mrs Turner was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Franklin Brown; sisters, Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wells, Melissa Miller, Elsie Matthews and Edith Brown; and sons-in-law, Reginald Jackson, Glenn Branch and Fred Wiggins. She is survived by her loving children and extended family: son, Clinton P Turner Jr and his wife Susan of Sterling, Va; daughters, Mearl T Branch of Mount Airy, NC, Delores Cahoon and her husband Aubrey of Smithfield and Geraldine T Wiggins of Carrollton; a special family friend, Merl M Cornett, she was like a mother to him; 13 grandchildren, Mary Lynn Wood of Crosland, Ga, Gloria Diggs of Norfolk, Laughton Jackson of Louisburg, NC, Dr A Bruce Cahoon of Murfreesboro, Tenn, Glenda Shelton of Manning, SC, Vicki Sydnor of Chesapeake, Anita LaFrance of Herndon, Clinton P Turner III of The Colony, Texas, Phillip Turner of Pensacola, Fla, Fred Wiggins of Pikeville, Ga, Robert "Bobby" Wiggins of Matthews, Jason Wiggins of Elberon and JoEllen Owens of Suffolk; 29 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 11 am in Battery Park Cemetery with Pastor Donald E Watkins and the Rev Alan Hogge officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8 pm in Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Battery Park Baptist Church, PO Box 58, Battery Park, VA 23304.


Wyatt, Doris Gerard

Published in Daily Press, 21 May 2005

RESCUE - Doris Gerard Wyatt, age 82, passed away Friday, May 20, 2005, in Riverside Convalescent Center, Smithfield. She was a native of Blount's Creek, NC, formerly of Hampton, and had been a resident of Rescue for the last 32 years. Doris retired from Clay Holt as a contract mail carrier for NASA. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, George Edward Wyatt Sr; one son, Dwayne Cox and his wife, Anita, of Hampton; two stepsons, George 'Buddy' E Wyatt Jr of Georgia and James G Wyatt and his wife, Janet, of Homer, Ga; sister, Mildred G Brothers of Aurora, NC; two grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted 2 pm Sunday, May 22, in Battery Park Cemetery. The family received friends from 7 to 8 pm on Saturday, May 21, in Colonial Funeral Home. Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, is handling arrangements.





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