Our Obituaries

Evelyn Jeanette Foster Baldwin

May 5, 1933 - December 7, 2017

Evelyn Foster Baldwin, 84, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017. She was born in Powhatan, Virginia and was a resident of Chesapeake for 29 years.Evelyn was a Personnel Specialist with the Department of Defense and retired in 1984 after 32 years of service. She was a charter member of West Hampton Baptist Church, formerly Copeland Park Baptist Church.Evelyn was preceded in rest by her...
View Tribute »

Joseph Bryant Eldridge

December 3, 1933 - December 6, 2017

Joseph Bryant Eldridge, age 84, of Hampton, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm in the funeral home chapel with entombment at Parklawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.parklawn...
View Tribute »

Mark Richard Carbone

February 6, 1975 - December 4, 2017

Mark R. Carbone, 42, of Shrewsbury Massachusetts, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, December 4th, 2017.He was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey to Lisa Marie Mottert (Rumson, New Jersey) and Anthony Lester Carbone (Red bank, New Jersey). From 1995 to 1999, Mark proudly served his country as an Infantryman and Musician in the U.S. Marine Corps. Following his discharge, he attended the...
View Tribute »

Phyllis M. Goulet

November 6, 1928 - December 3, 2017

Phyllis M. Goulet, 89, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017. She was born in Newark, New Jersey and moved to Northampton, Massachusetts with her family as a child and remained there through school, where she met and married her husband and started her family. She spent most of her adult life moving around the country and overseas with her career military husband. Eventually, her family...
View Tribute »

Martha Johnson

April 2, 1931 - November 30, 2017

Martha Johnson, 86, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017.Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507 or the Peninsula SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.Services will be held privately. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and...
View Tribute »

Edward Thomas Mault

December 23, 1941 - November 30, 2017

MSGT Edward T. Mault, USAF, (Ret.), age 75, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Suffolk, VA.He was a native of Hawthorne, New Jersey and was a resident of Hampton for 30 years.Ed retired after 20 years from the Office of Special Investigation (OSI) as Special Investigation Superintendent. He also retired from DIS, OPM, and the U.S. Air Force.Ed was a loving husband, father, and...
View Tribute »

Steven Lee Adkins

January 16, 1948 - November 28, 2017

Steven Lee Adkins, 69, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hampton. For over 50 years, he worked in the shipbuilding profession and was a ship designer with Gibbs and Cox. Hobbies and interests included being involved in Civil War reenactments, fishing and being on the water, and BMX bike activities with his son.His late wife, Joan C. Adkins,...
View Tribute »

Warren Eugene Dahms

May 12, 1948 - November 28, 2017

It is with a Heavy heart that we announce the passing of Warren Dahms.He leaves behind his wife of 23 years Rose Dahms; daughters, Melanie A. Shorter, Michelle M. Rodriguez, and Denise Muir; son, Jason Dahms; sons-in-law, Jason Shorter, Luis Rodriguez; 5 grandchildren, Michael, Mia, Jaxon, Christopher, and Brooklynn Rose. In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting financial donations for final...
View Tribute »

Lena W. Litteral

January 21, 1934 - November 28, 2017

Lena "Jenky" W. Litteral, 83, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, December 1, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Jenky's life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 2, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer...
View Tribute »

William Roger Pritt, Sr.

February 16, 1945 - November 27, 2017

William Roger Pritt, Sr., 72, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017. Preceding him in rest is his wife of 53 years, Cynthia W. Pritt. Surviving members of his family include his children, William Pritt, Jr., Duane Pritt, Tammy Turley, and Kimberly Bell; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Parklawn...
View Tribute »

Betty Whittemore Ellington

January 29, 1934 - November 24, 2017

Betty W. Ellington, 83, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. She was a native of North Carolina and was a resident of Newport News for over 60 years. She had worked in several professional fields and had last worked in the health care profession. Her husband, Alvin D. Ellington, Jr. and son, Alvin "Drewey" Ellington preceded Betty in rest. Surviving members of her family include her...
View Tribute »

Clyde Dallas Castle

January 8, 1939 - November 24, 2017

Clyde Dallas Castle, 78, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. He was a native of Gary, West Virginia and resided in Hampton and Newport News for 60 years. Clyde was a nuclear welder for 30 years at Newport News Shipbuilding. He was a devoted member of New Hope Pentecostal Holiness Church. He loved camping, gardening, Tidewater Volkswagen meet ups, and never met a stranger in his outings...
View Tribute »

Mary J. White

July 10, 1937 - November 24, 2017

Mary White, 80, a long time resident of Hampton, passed away on Friday November 24th at home with family by her side.Born on July 10, 1937 to Roger and Mila Elliott in Saginaw, Michigan, she was the only girl of seven. She graduated from Saginaw high school in 1955 and married the love of her life, Everette White in 1956. As a military wife they had eight address changes on three different...
View Tribute »

Shirley Royals Brown

May 29, 1942 - November 23, 2017

Shirley Royals Brown, 75, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017.In 1962, Shirley joined NASA, a job she loved, retiring with over 40 years of service. Shirley was preceded in rest by her husband, David William Brown, Sr., former police officer for the City of Newport News. She is survived by a son, David William Brown, Jr. and his wife, Robin of Hampton and daughter, Anne Marie Brown of...
View Tribute »

James Melvin Faison, Sr.

January 10, 1932 - November 22, 2017

SSG James Melvin Faison, Sr., U.S.Army (Ret.), 85, of Yorktown, Virginia passed away on November 22, 2017.He was born in Petersburg, Virginia, January 10, 1932. After retiring from the Army, he worked for the Civil Service at Fort Eustis and the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station. He was a Life Member of the VFW and the Military Order of the Cootie.He is survived by his wife, Elaine Strickland...
View Tribute »

Setsuko Gibson

March 25, 1933 - November 21, 2017

Setsuko Gibson, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. She was born in Kagoshima, Japan.A celebration of Setsuko's life will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at a later date in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories...
View Tribute »

Bobbye Wilson Cashman

August 27, 1937 - November 21, 2017

Bobbye W. Cashman, 80, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. She was born in Danville, VA and was a lifelong resident of Hampton.Bobbye was a homemaker and member of Moose Lodge-Chapter 213.She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Joseph Cashman; three sons, David Carter, Cameron Carter, Mark Carter; two daughters, Kathryn Morrissey, Cindy Carter; and granddaughter, Sydney Morrissey.The...
View Tribute »

Estefania De La Casa Coker

March 5, 1945 - November 19, 2017

Estefania Coker, 72, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017. She was born in La Puebla De Montalban Toledo, Spain and was a resident of Hampton for 44 years. She was the owner of a professional cleaning service. Estefania was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church; was a graduate of pediatric nursing school, a member of PETA and the Animal Aid Society.Estefania is preceded in rest by...
View Tribute »

Joyce Ann Sample

April 3, 1934 - November 18, 2017

Joyce Ann Camp Sample, age 83, passed away quietly on Saturday, November 18, in Newport News, VA. Joyce was born on April 3, 1934 in Lansing, MI, to Winifred Emma Wright Meyers. She was adopted on August 20, 1936 by Paul D. and Irene H. Camp of Tecumseh, MI, and later of Charleston, WV. Joyce graduated from Charleston High School in 1951. She attended the Medical College of Virginia, in...
View Tribute »

Margaret Ann Krenisky

February 15, 1944 - November 17, 2017

Margaret Ann Krenisky, 73, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. She had worked for Plymkraft Rope Factory as a machine operator. Margaret was a member of Victory Baptist Church and a former member of the Hampton Moose Lodge. She loved her dogs and parrots. Surviving members of her family include her husband of 59 years, Marvin E. Krenisky; children, Patricia A. Beck and husband Mike, Ronald...
View Tribute »

John William Voss, Sr.

February 2, 1929 - November 15, 2017

John W. "Jay" Voss, 88, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina and was a resident of Hampton since 1964. At the age of 14 he joined the United States Navy. After a few years of service, he reenlisted in the United States Army. He served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He retired after a military career spanning over 20 years. He had...
View Tribute »

Gladys Lee Wallin

May 20, 1920 - November 15, 2017

Gladys Lee Alvis Wallin, 97, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. She was born in Richmond, Virginia and was a resident of Hampton for 66 years. Gladys was an accounting technician for Langley AFB and retired in 1976 after 26 years of service. Upon retirement from LAFB, she managed the books for Shorty Wallin Lock and Security and trained the next generation to continue their legacy. ...
View Tribute »

Matthew Robert Burcher

August 14, 1975 - November 14, 2017

Matthew Robert Burcher died Tuesday, November 14.He is survived by his parents, Chuck and Sheila Burcher of Hampton; his sister, Charlotte; brother, John and his wife, Mary of York County; nephew and niece, Jack and Ellie.Matthew was born in 1975 and was a lifelong resident of Hampton. He loved music and was a talented guitarist. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends.Services will...
View Tribute »

Harvey Anderson Avant, Jr.

October 4, 1949 - November 13, 2017

Harvey A. Avant, Jr., 68, of Hampton, Virginia peacefully entered into eternal rest with his Heavenly Father on November 13, 2017. Harvey was preceded in rest by his father, Harvey Avant, Sr. and mother, Lois K. Avant. He leaves behind to treasure his memory his daughter, Dionne Howerton and husband, Eddie; son, Rickey Avant; sister, Sheila McKay; brother, Billy Avant and his wife, Kay; three...
View Tribute »

Loretta DiRaimo Galland

August 3, 1925 - November 13, 2017

Loretta DiRaimo Galland, 92, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, November 13, 2017. She was born August 3, 1925 in New York, New York to Luigi and Antoinette DiRaimo. She was the last surviving member of the DiRaimo children, Joseph (Marie), Carmine (Betty), Anna (Joseph), and Louie (Helga). She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Willis and her teenage son,...
View Tribute »

Laurie Yattaw Smith

November 15, 1950 - November 13, 2017

Laurie Yattaw Smith, age 66, of Hampton, Virginia passed away unexpectedly on November 13, 2017. Laurie was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a resident of Hampton, Virginia for 43 years. She attended Madison College and went on to become an educator for 25 years with Hampton City Schools. Laurie retired in 2013 to become a full time grandmother. She enjoyed outdoor activities such as golfing,...
View Tribute »

Larry L. Archie

January 18, 1958 - November 9, 2017

Larry L. Archie, age 59, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
View Tribute »

Gloria Mordecai Springman

July 13, 1924 - November 8, 2017

Gloria Mordecai Springman, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She was born in Newport News, Virginia and was a resident of Miramar Beach, Florida.A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Parklawn Memorial Park.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under...
View Tribute »

Beverly Atkins Green

November 8, 1940 - November 8, 2017

Beverly A. Green, 77, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She was born in Hampton and was a resident of Newport News, Virginia. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton, Virginia. Beverly was preceded in rest by her husband, G.B. Green and her son, Robbie Green. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Hodges; son, Jack Green; grandchildren, Haylee Green and Eric Hodges; and...
View Tribute »

Ramon Santiago-Roque

June 19, 1923 - November 7, 2017

A long-time resident of James City County, Ramon Santiago-Roque passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at the Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Sun City West, AZ.He was born June 19, 1923, in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. He joined the U.S. Army in October 1943. Ramon served 20 years in the U.S. Army retiring to James City County in November 1963. He received the Purple Heart and Silver Star during...
View Tribute »

Genevieve Mary Guarino

January 15, 1932 - November 6, 2017

Genevieve Mary Guarino, age 85, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2017 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. She was born on January 15, 1932 in Pine Island, New York, one of five siblings, to John and Anelia Glifski Szarwark.Genny met the love of her life, Joseph Frank Guarino, in New York and they married on April 17, 1955. They moved to Yorktown, VA to follow Joe's life long career with NASA as a...
View Tribute »

James Edward Miskelly

December 18, 1940 - November 1, 2017

James Edward Miskelly, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
View Tribute »

Ruth Ann Grimmett

September 28, 1945 - October 30, 2017

Mrs. Ruth A. Grimmett, lifelong Hampton resident, passed away peacefully at home on October 30, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born in Richmond on September 28, 1945 to the late Leonard M. and Ethel A. Swift of Mila, VA. When Ruth was one year old the family moved to Hampton. She married Roger, the love of her life, on July 11, 1963. They started their family in 1968. When...
View Tribute »

James Sylvester Raines

June 1, 1938 - October 29, 2017

MSgt James S. Raines died October 29, 2017. Sgt Raines had been a resident of Newport News since 1976. He retired from the United States Air Force at Langley Air Force Base after completing 26 years of active duty including service in the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, and Germany. He was preceded in death by his spouse Teresita P. Raines. He is survived by four sons, Wayne Raines of Connecticut,...
View Tribute »

Ann B. Sterrett

February 19, 1921 - October 28, 2017

Ann B. Sterrett, 96, went home to be with her heavenly Father on October 28, 2017 in Newport News, Virginia. A native of Rockbridge County, Virginia, she lived in Hampton/Newport News for 70 years. Ann was a member of Wythe Presbyterian Church.Ann was a devoted mother, wife, and friend, and will dearly be missed by all. She and her husband, Bob Sterrett, worked to obtain and founded a community...
View Tribute »

Pauline Patricia Brown

February 10, 1938 - October 28, 2017

Pauline P. Brown, 79, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. She was born on February 10, 1938 in Wakefield, England where she met Earl, the love of her life.Pauline was preceded in rest by her husband, Earl; son, Scott; parents, George and Lena Logan; and sister, Georgina and her husband, Bill. Surviving members of her family left to cherish her memory...
View Tribute »

Douglas Lee Phillips

December 12, 1956 - October 26, 2017

Douglas Lee Phillips, age 60, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and was a resident of Hampton.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.
View Tribute »

Charles Marion Whitten

September 30, 1936 - October 26, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Whitten, passed away on October 26, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.Preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Ethel Whitten; brother, Bobby Ray; and son, David Whitten. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn, the love of his life and soul mate for 59 years; brother, Ron (Nancy) Whitten; daughters, Suzanne Hayes (Shanon) and Leah Norris (Trey); five grandsons, Taylor and...
View Tribute »

Sean Valentine Sterling

January 5, 1973 - October 24, 2017

Sean Valentine Sterling, 44, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 24th, 2017. Sean was born in Falmouth Jamaica. He moved to Williamsburg VA in 1993. Sean had a 21 year career with Colonial Williamsburg, and most recently was a cook at Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg VA. Sean was the life of the party. He enjoyed his family time with Sunday dinners, and cookouts. He loved music, fishing, and...
View Tribute »

Kathleen Liggan Phillips

April 7, 1930 - October 22, 2017

Kathleen Liggan Phillips, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 22, 2017. She was born in Richmond, Virginia on April 7, 1930 to the late Jessie Lee Miller and Henry Clyde Liggan. Kitty, as she was known, was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church in Poquoson, Virginia. She worked 11 years at Poquoson High School as the Guidance Secretary and retired in 1988. Throughout her life, she loved...
View Tribute »

Elois Sawyer Clarkson

December 12, 1932 - October 22, 2017

Elois Sawyer Clarkson, 84, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Hampton. Elois was a graduate of Hampton High School Class of 1951. She was retired from the Newport News Shipyard after 45 years. She attended Abundant Life Tabernacle in Hampton.Elois was preceded in rest by her husband of 57 years, Abe Clarkson; parents, Odell O. Sawyer and Georgie Mae Earley;...
View Tribute »

Elizabeth Jane Lassen

May 9, 1953 - October 21, 2017

It is with real sadness that the family of Elizabeth Jane Lockwood, announce her passing on October 21, 2017. Jane, predeceased by her parents, James Lockwood, Sr. and Betty Jane Doggett Lockwood, was born in Hampton, Virginia on May 9, 1953. She enjoyed a charming childhood on the waterfront of Tomahawk Road and attended Hampton Roads Academy before transferring her allegiance to Salem College...
View Tribute »

Linda Lee Hardin

January 5, 1947 - October 20, 2017

Linda Lee Hardin, 70, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017. She was a native and lifelong resident of Hampton.After a career lasting over 41 years, Linda retired from civil service at Fort Monroe. She was a Mortuary and Casualty Officer and received a letter of appreciation from President Bush during her retirement ceremony. She was active in supporting the Dorothy G. Hoefer Comprehensive...
View Tribute »

Johnny William Vaughn

February 5, 1932 - October 19, 2017

Johnny William Vaughn, 85, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Newport News at the Bon Secours St. Francis Nursing Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Vaughn was preceded in death by his parents, Vester Whitley Vaughn and Hassie Thacker Vaughn, four sisters, and three brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Naoko (Aburano) Vaughn; his daughters, Diane Vaughn ...
View Tribute »

Julianne Loos Peck

May 15, 1925 - October 18, 2017

Julianne Loos Peck, 92, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. She was born in Nuremberg, Germany and was a resident of Newport News for 55 years. She retired after a 30 year career with Blue Bird Knit Ware.Julianne was preceded in rest by her husband, Paul Peck, Sr.; daughter, Ruth Manning; and grandson, Jimmy Manning. She is survived by her children, Ralph Peck, Paul Peck Jr., and Maggie...
View Tribute »

Edith White Talbert

June 28, 1923 - October 18, 2017

Edith White Talbert, age 94, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. She was born in Marlboro County, South Carolina and was a resident of Chester, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
View Tribute »

Lois Bryant Dixon

January 7, 1922 - October 16, 2017

Lois Bryant Dixon, 95, passed away peacefully at her home on October 16, 2017. Born and raised in Surry, VA, and had been a Hampton resident. She lived a long life of loving and caring for others. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Marvin, Basil, and Elmer Bryant, and her husband of 39 years, Henry O. Dixon. She is survived by her sons, Donald and Glenn of Hampton; grandson, Stanton of...
View Tribute »

Helen H. Dupere

April 25, 1924 - October 16, 2017

Helen Horner Dupere, 93, passed away peacefully, Monday, October 16, 2017 at her home in Newport News. She was born in Sandston, Virginia and graduated from Highland Springs High School and Hampton Roads Business College. She worked at Langley Field. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hampton for over 70 years. She was past president of the Women of the Church as well as her...
View Tribute »

Calvin Smith Hill

June 8, 1930 - October 15, 2017

Calvin Smith Hill, 87, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017. He was born in Boykins, Virginia to the late Eunice and Bynum Hill on June 8, 1930.Calvin retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as an electrical designer with 38 years of service. After retirement, he and Latrelle spent their time between Punta Gorda in Florida and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where they met many good...
View Tribute »

Donald H. Green

February 15, 1948 - October 15, 2017

Donald H. Green, born in Danville, Virginia, February 15, 1948, passed away at home on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in the company of his loving family. Following his 1966 graduation from Kecoughtan High School, he worked a short period at Newport News Shipyard before entering the U.S. Army. Donald served his country with pride in the 48th Transportation unit, Seventh Army in Goeppingen, Germany. ...
View Tribute »

David Breckenridge Stewart

August 11, 1937 - October 13, 2017

David Breckenridge Stewart, 80, passed away on October 13, 2017 surrounded by love. David was born and raised in the Fox Hill area of Hampton and spent many years in Great Falls, Virginia before retiring to Williamsburg in 2007.David was predeceased by his parents, Duncan and Lola Lewis Stewart as well as his brother, Duncan W. Stewart. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn M. Stewart; brother,...
View Tribute »

Robert Arthur Magoun

February 8, 1925 - October 9, 2017

Robert Arthur Magoun, 92, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017. He was born in Westbrook, Maine and was a resident of Hampton for 77 years. Robert worked for several construction companies and retired in 1978 after 32 years in the business as an equipment operator.Robert was a ham radio operator. He also enjoyed listening to music; his favorites were Charlie Poole and the North Carolina...
View Tribute »

Edward Earl Tyndall

July 16, 1932 - October 9, 2017

Edward Earl Tyndall, Jr., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 9, 2017.Earl was born July 16, 1932. He grew up in Yorktown and raised his family in Hampton, spending his remaining years in Poquoson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict.Earl was a graduate of Hampton High School, Class of 1952, where he participated in baseball and football....
View Tribute »

Brenda Joyce Keener Byrd

January 7, 1946 - October 9, 2017

Brenda Joyce Keener Byrd (Maw Maw ) on October 9, 2017 went to dance in heaven. She was born in Newport News on January 7, 1946.She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Claude Keener and mother, Alma Wilson Ilish; and sister, Claudette Ilish.Brenda is survived by her children, Thomas Byrd (T. Byrd) and wife Michelle, Krissy Byrd, and Brandon Byrd; grandchildren, Tommy Byrd, Stefani Smith...
View Tribute »

Doris Tugwell

July 14, 1939 - October 8, 2017

Doris T. Tugwell, 78, a native of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, and a resident of Hampton for the past 60 years, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Doris worked as a beautician for over twenty years, served in the Army Reserves as PFC for approximately 4 years, and worked as a tax preparer at H&R Block for over 40 years. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Pearl...
View Tribute »

Mary Frances Roady

August 27, 1922 - October 8, 2017

Mary Frances Roady passed away peacefully October 8, 2017.Mary was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII. She is preceded in death by her husband, John S. Roady and a son, Dwight L. Roady.Two sons, Michael C. Roady and John S. Roady, Jr. and a daughter, Gloria J. Williams, survive Mary.She will be greatly missed.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N....
View Tribute »

Katherine Frances Agard

June 15, 1930 - October 5, 2017

Katherine Frances Agard, 87 was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was born in Newport News, Virginia and was a retiree of the City of New York, Department of Social Services. After retirement, she lived in Homestead, Florida before returning home to the Peninsula. She was a faithful member of Hampton Roads Seventh-Day Adventist Church and enjoyed spending time with...
View Tribute »

Mary Fakkos Pitsilides

December 4, 1925 - October 5, 2017

Hampton - Mary Pitsilides, 91, passed away on October 5, 2017. She was born on December 4, 1925 in Lefkara, Cyprus. Mary immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island in 1950 and later became a naturalized citizen. She was married to her husband, Chris, for 48 years. They owned and operated The Acropole Restaurant in downtown Hampton as well as the C&M Cafeteria in Riverdale Plaza....
View Tribute »

Tommy Ray Newberry

May 24, 1937 - October 4, 2017

Tommy Newberry, 80, went home to the Lord on October 4, 2017. He was a native of Hazard, Kentucky, and had resided on the Peninsula since 1953. Tommy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Glenda Snider Newberry; son, Gordon and wife, Ramona of Surry; daughter, Tammy and husband, Rick of Hampton; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, Florence Wiedman and Ruth Fortune of Michigan;...
View Tribute »

Mary Edna Fenton

March 20, 1931 - September 29, 2017

Mary Edna Fenton, 86, died peacefully Thursday, September 29, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Bruseau (Greg); her son, Thomas; seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren; her brother, Leon M. Cole (Pat), and many close friends considered as extended family. Born and raised in Terre Haute, IN, Mrs. Fenton is predeceased by her beloved husband...
View Tribute »

George R. Antanuos

June 10, 1952 - September 27, 2017

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.George Antanuos, 65, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. He was born on June 10, 1952 in Tanta, Egypt.He went to St. George Church in Tanta. He was educated at Alexandria University, Egypt with a Bachelor Degree in...
View Tribute »

Rita M. Dale

June 20, 1949 - September 24, 2017

Rita May Dale, 68, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Rita was a skilled floral designer and caterer. She loved her children and grandchildren and made it clear her family was her world. All she ever wanted or needed in life was to feel complete.Rita was preceded in rest by her loving husband of 49 years, Calvin Dale; her parents, Donald Rhoades, Sr. and Carrie Irene Rhoades; and son...
View Tribute »

Cheryl Ida Sayers

December 20, 1958 - September 22, 2017

Cheryl Barnes Sayers, 58, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. She was born in Hampton and was a resident of Gloucester County.She is survived by her two sons, Adam and Chad; three granddaughters, Anabella, Gabriella, and Olivia Sayers; father, Calvin Winston Barnes; brother, Lee Barnes; and sister, Donna Smith.The family will receive friends 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 8, 2017 at...
View Tribute »

Judy Eileen Hankerson

February 18, 1952 - September 22, 2017

Judy E. Hankerson, 65, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. She was born in Augusta, Georgia and was a resident of Yorktown, Virginia for 29 years. She was retired from the United States Air Force and later went on to be a Dental Assistant. Judy was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Hampton, Virginia.Judy was preceded in rest by her mother, Louise P. Hankerson, her father, Matthew...
View Tribute »

Lester Earl Saintsing

January 17, 1948 - September 21, 2017

Lester Earl Saintsing, 69, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He was born in Richmond, Virginia and was a resident of Hampton for 28 years. Lester was a medical records technician for the VA Hospital retiring May 1, 2017 after 42 years of employment. He was awarded the quality increase award in 1978, an outstanding rating award, several performance awards and employee of the month...
View Tribute »

Bobbie Jean Wright

April 3, 1933 - September 21, 2017

Dr. Bobbie Jean Wright passed away peacefully on September 21, 2017. She was born Bobbie Jean Knight, on April 3, 1933 in Wewoka, Oklahoma. She was a dedicated educator, recognized in Who's Who in American Education and multiple collegiate Honor Societies. A Professor of Sociology and part of the founding faculty at Thomas Nelson Community College, she worked on the Accreditation Committee and...
View Tribute »

Richard Cyril Right Pooler

September 21, 1953 - September 20, 2017

Richard "Rick" C.R. Pooler, III, age 63, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
View Tribute »

Donald F. Ryan

October 1, 1933 - September 20, 2017

Donald Francis Ryan passed away on September 20, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 1, 1933, and was the son of the late John J. and Henrietta Rapp Ryan. Mr. Ryan served for 26 years (1952-1978) in the U.S. Air Force at numerous locations including Langley Air Force Base, Philippines, Korea, and Vietnam. Throughout his service, Mr. Ryan was recognized with numerous awards including...
View Tribute »

Susan Carol Thornton

January 12, 1963 - September 18, 2017

Susan Carol Thornton, 54, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 18, 2017. Susan was born on January 12, 1963 in Raleigh, North Carolina and was a lifelong resident of Hampton and Newport News. An Avid animal lover, she dedicated much of her time working with animal advocacy groups. Susan was a free spirit who found her solace and peace in music. She is survived by her two children, Jacob...
View Tribute »

Margarert Minerva Zug

July 6, 1931 - September 18, 2017

Margaret Zug left us on Monday, September 18, 2017 to go to Heaven and join her parents, brothers, and two sons, Joseph and Richard Zug. She leaves behind her sons, Mike, Pat, John, Denny, Christopher, and Billy Zug; her two daughters, Regina Zug and Ina Tasnady; son-in-law, Robert Tasnady; daughters-in-law, Andi, Karen, Deb and Mary; and 60 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Margaret spent a...
View Tribute »

Florence Jacquelin Petterson

July 22, 1925 - September 17, 2017

Florence Jacquelin Petterson, 92, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was born in Hampton and was a resident of Newport News for 70 years.Florence was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and taking trips with family and friends.Florence was preceded in rest by her husband of 65 years, Eric "Pete"...
View Tribute »

Gary Dean Stevens, Sr.

February 6, 1955 - September 16, 2017

Gary Dean Stevens, Sr., 62, recently lost his battle with cancer at 10:00am on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Even though he knew the cancer could not be beaten, he fought valiantly nonetheless. The light and positivity he radiated gave him the strength and determination to fight for more time than this insidious disease would have granted him otherwise. Gary, also affectionately known as "Big...
View Tribute »

Burton Ford Downie

May 19, 1947 - September 15, 2017

Burton Ford "Burt" Downie, Jr., 70, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017. He was a native of Hampton and a lifelong resident of the Peninsula.He retired from Howmet Castings after 33 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War.Burt was preceded in rest by his parents and his brother. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Foxworthy; three...
View Tribute »

Nora Bell Penland

March 19, 1928 - September 15, 2017

Nora Bell Penland, 89, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017.A graveside service will be held Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM in Parklawn Memorial Park.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
View Tribute »

Yarborough P. Mangum, Jr.

August 4, 1926 - September 13, 2017

Yarborough P. Mangum, Jr., 91, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary D. Mangum; daughters, Deborah Gordey, Jan Pendleton, Tammy Mangum, Fran Mangum and Mary Mangum; many grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of...
View Tribute »

James Rudolph Woodard

September 13, 1963 - September 13, 2017

James "Jamie" Woodard, 54, lifelong resident of Hampton, lost his battle with cancer at Riverside Regional Medical Center on September 13, 2017. He worked as a carpenter before he was diagnosed with cancer. He is survived by his parents, James and Judy Woodard; his son, Granger Woodard and his wife, Kaitlyn; and his sister, Sandy and her husband, Al Christensen. A visitation will be held from 6...
View Tribute »

Billie J. Spengler

December 6, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Mrs. Billie J. Spengler passed away on September 12, 2017 at the age of 82. She was born in Danville, Kentucky on December 6, 1934 to the late James S. and Vena (Colvin) Routt. Billie graduated from Huntingburg High School in Huntingburg, Indiana in 1953. In 1955, she married William E. Spengler. The family moved to Hampton in 1973. Billie worked in retail sales and banking. She enjoyed...
View Tribute »

Joseph Alvoyd Masters

August 5, 1941 - September 11, 2017

Joseph Alvoyd Masters, age 76, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017. He was born in North Carolina and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
View Tribute »

Evelyn F. Tatum

March 12, 1923 - September 11, 2017

Evelyn F. Tatum, 94, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017. Evelyn loved working and growing flowers in her yard and won best yard of the month several times each year. She was also an active member of Memorial Baptist Church. Evelyn was preceded in rest by her first husband, James R. Young Sr.; second husband, William Tatum; son, James R. Young Jr.; brothers, W.D., Howard, Kyle Ford; and...
View Tribute »

Elwood L. Martin

August 19, 1958 - September 10, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Parklawn Memorial Park.
View Tribute »

Elwood L. Martin

August 19, 1958 - September 10, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Parklawn Memorial Park.
View Tribute »

Katherlee Tanner Epps

November 10, 1929 - September 8, 2017

Katherlee "Kitty" Epps, 87, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017. She was a resident of the Peninsula since 1958.She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. Katherlee was preceded in rest by her husband, Carlton H. Epps, Sr. She is survived by her children, Carlton H. "Sonny" Epps, Jr. and Beverly Epps Belvin; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.The family will receive...
View Tribute »

Ronald Kemp Headrick

October 5, 1947 - September 5, 2017

Ronald K. Headrick, 69, passed away after a long illness on September 5, 2017 at his home in Newport News, Virginia. Ronnie graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1969 and later attended V.C.U. He worked in the design department of the Newport News Shipbuilding which was a spring board for his first career with Stone and Webster Engineering. He played a role in the construction of numerous...
View Tribute »

Fumiko Imai Franks

February 9, 1937 - September 4, 2017

Fumiko Imai "Kaz" Franks, 80, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017. She was born in Kobe, Japan and was a resident of Hampton for the past 35 years. She was a homemaker and was a Shinnyo-en Buddhist.Kaz was preceded in rest by her parents, Rokuichi and Kane Imai. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Albert F. Franks, Jr. of Hampton; daughter, Brenda M. Jernigan and husband William A....
View Tribute »

Jackson Ray Irvin

June 28, 1933 - September 3, 2017

Jackson Ray Irvin lost his battle with Alzheimer's Sunday morning September 3, 2017. Known to family and friends as Jack he was a resident of Hampton, Virginia since March of 1960. He was born June 28, 1933 and raised in Crockett, Virginia. Jack graduated from Rural Retreat High School where he was the captain of both the football and baseball teams. He went on to serve his country in the Korean...
View Tribute »

Dorothy V. Perry

May 14, 1940 - September 2, 2017

Dorothy McAllister Perry, 77, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. She was a native of Wytheville, Virginia.Dorothy was member of Providence Baptist Church in Gloucester, Virginia.Dorothy was preceded in rest by her parents, Lee Roy King, Sr. and Esther Mae King. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Gale McAllister; son, John David McAllister; five grandchildren, Brandi Marie Ward, David...
View Tribute »

Archie Graham Parker,

March 30, 1933 - August 26, 2017

Archie G. Parker, Sr. passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Sentara CarePlex. He was born on March 30, 1933 in Spivey's Corner, NC, and was a Hampton resident for over 50 years.He retired from Drake Dental Labs in 2015 after 18 years. For sixteen years he owned and operated, with his wife, the Rendezvous Restaurant located on Kecoughtan Road in Hampton. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served...
View Tribute »

James Darrell Hornsby

December 5, 1959 - August 24, 2017

James Darrell Hornsby, 57, passed away after a brief illness on August 24, 2017. James was a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard. He is preceded in rest by his wife, Carolyn Hornsby and parents, Bill and Ada Hornsby. Survivors are his sister, Barbara Hornsby; brother, Cliff Hornsby; and son, Jamie. Services for James will be private. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to...
View Tribute »

Ruth Melton Frazier

December 11, 1914 - August 24, 2017

Ruth Melton Frazier, 102, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. She was born in Randolph County (Shellman), Georgia and was a resident of Newport News for 75 years. Ruth was a member of First United Methodist Church in Newport News. In her younger years Ruth enjoyed oil painting and later on took an interest in dolls, jumble word puzzles, and a deep love for her grandchildren. Ruth was...
View Tribute »

Marvine Haggard Windle

August 28, 1927 - August 22, 2017

Marvine Haggard Windle, 89, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the week before her 90th birthday. She was a native of Starkville, MS, was a resident of Hampton since 1966, and then resided in Virginia Beach from 2013-2017.Her career in Civil Service began at Langley Air Force Base in 1958 and she retired in 1989 as the NAF Financial Management Officer for the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing. She...
View Tribute »

Tony Lee Pitt

October 5, 1952 - August 19, 2017

Tony Lee Pitt, age 64, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Newport News, Virginia. He was born October 5, 1952 in Tarboro, North Carolina to the late Phillip Glenn Pitt and Virginia Lee Edmondson. He joins his brother Scotty Pitt, and is survived by his daughter Ginny Marois and her husband Chris; his two grandsons Jacob and Lucas Marois; step- daughter Betsy McGovern...
View Tribute »

Shirley Mae Strickland

December 15, 1931 - August 17, 2017

Shirley Mae Strickland peacefully returned to her heavenly home on Thursday, August 17, 2017.A consummate mother and homemaker, Shirley had a steadfast faith in Jesus Christ. In addition to raising her own five children, Shirley took in and cared for countless individuals during her lifetime.She is survived by her children and their spouses, Sharon (Frank), Frances (Mike), Tina (Eric), Ricky ...
View Tribute »

Agnes Garside Smith

September 22, 1930 - August 16, 2017

Agnes Garside Smith, 86, peacefully passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, August 16, 2017. She was born September 22, 1930 to John and Mary Garside in Oldham, England. Her mother Mary was a free-spirited, unconventional woman, and though sick for much of Agnes' childhood, she was fun and outgoing when she was feeling well. John, Agnes' father, was a hard-working man. Earning only...
View Tribute »

Esther Darnell Simmons

June 17, 1939 - August 16, 2017

Esther Darnell Simmons, 78, longtime resident of Hampton, died peacefully on August 16, 2017 surrounded by family.Esther was born on June 17, 1939 to the late George and Mable Darnell in Hampton where she lived all of her life. She was a loving wife and mother, a devout Christian who loved to sing, read the Bible, and cook. Her angel biscuits and cinnamon buns were legendary.Esther was preceded...
View Tribute »

Raymond Bonilla, Sr.

July 17, 1932 - August 15, 2017

Raymond (Ray) Bonilla, a resident of Seaford for more than 30 years, passed away at home on Tuesday August 15 after a lengthy illness. He was 85.Born in San Antonio, Texas to Adrian and Otilia Bonilla in 1932, Ray moved with his family to East Chicago, Indiana at a young age as his father sought better employment opportunities in the steel industry. Ray graduated from high school in East Chicago...
View Tribute »

William Joseph Frye

September 17, 1944 - August 14, 2017

William J. Frye, Sr., 72, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017. He was born in Greensboro, NC and was a resident of Hampton for 70 years.William served in the Army National Guard. He retired April of 2006 after thirty-two years from the Newport News Shipbuilding. He was a member of First Friends Church in Hampton. William was preceded in rest by his first wife of thirty-nine years, Judy A....
View Tribute »

Doris Jean Tarape

July 18, 1941 - August 14, 2017

Doris "Jean" Tarape, born July 18, 1941 to the late Evy Cartwright Cahoon and Leslie Hayes Cahoon, passed away August 14, 2017. She was the proud owner of J.J.'s Budget-Rite Insurance Agency. She was full of life and love and brought joy to all who knew her.Doris was predeceased by her parents and brother, Leslie Glenn Cahoon. She is survived by husband, Dominador Tarape; daughters, Adalina...
View Tribute »

Minh Van Pham

November 19, 1935 - August 13, 2017

Minh Van Pham, age 81, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was born in Vietnam and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 7:30 to 10:00 pm at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. The family will receive guests one hour prior to the Prayer Service. A second Prayer Service will be held from 7:00 to 10:00 pm on Friday, August 18, at the...
View Tribute »

Ray Vaughan

August 4, 1921 - August 11, 2017

Ray Vaughan passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 one week after his 96th birthday. He was born in Isle of Wight County on August 4, 1921, and lived in Hampton, Virginia, for most of his adult life. He was the ninth and last surviving son of George Washington Vaughan and Berta Lou Rose Vaughan. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II, stationed in Guam. After his service, he...
View Tribute »

Kenneth John Gibson,

August 11, 1974 - August 10, 2017

How does one begin writing goodbye to the most wonderful man in the world? I do this to honor the man he was while on earth and to elevate his energy now.Ken was loved and adored by so many. He helped countless people from working on their cars, rescuing them from the side of the road, to helping with household things. He was never able to say no to someone who needed him.A devoted husband, he...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More ยป

Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home
2551 North Armistead Ave
Hampton, VA 23666 map it

View Phone Number
View Website

Tributes.com Partner