Our Obituaries

Jim George Paras

August 19, 1923 - January 26, 2018

Jim George Paras, 94, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2018 in Alexandria, VA with his family by his side.Mr. Paras was born in Spokane, WA. He served WWII and Korean War as Fighter Pilot, U.S. Navy; CFO Societe des Eaux, Athens Greece; and managed budget worldwide for Military Asst Groups for Secretary of Defense.He is survived by his loving wife Penelope; his three children, George and...
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Richard Alan Young

August 17, 1944 - January 20, 2018

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Betty Jean King

December 19, 1926 - January 12, 2018

Betty Jean Thomas Imburgia King passed away on January 12, 2018. Betty was born December 19, 1926 in Asheville, NC to DeWitt Talmadge Thomas and Frances J. Moody Thomas, she was their 4th daughter. Raised by her Father in Asheville, she graduated from Lee H. Edwards High School in 1942 at the age of 16. She then moved to Norfolk, VA to live with her mother. There she met her first Husband...
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Cynthia M. Benson

October 18, 1948 - January 10, 2018

Cynthia Moore Benson, 69, passed away unexpectedly on January 10, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11:00 am at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, 4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia by Chaplain Richard Moon. Interment will be private at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.Survivors include her loving husband Jerome Dale Benson; children,...
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Henry Lawrence Shotwell

March 7, 1945 - January 5, 2018

Henry "Larry" Lawrence Shotwell passed away January 5th, 2018. Larry was born in Charlottesville, VA to Stonewall & Virginia Shotwell. Larry grew up in Criglersville, VA and attended Madison High School. He attended The University of Richmond where he played football and graduated with a BA in Industrial Management. Larry served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a U.S. Naval Officer Aviator (A...
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Muriel D. Schryver

February 8, 1938 - January 5, 2018

Muriel "Dawn" Schryver, 79, of the 2600 block of Olympic Dr. Lake Placid died on January 5, 2018 in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.Dawn was a loving mother, nanna and great-nanna. She was active in her church, Holy Spirit, and at the VFW Post 392. She would always step in to wherever she was needed and was loved by many friends and family.Dawn will be laid to rest with her husband,...
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Donald Detrick

September 3, 1953 - January 1, 2018

Don Detrick, age 64, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. Don was born in Johnstown, PA in 1953. He joined the U.S. Navy immediately after graduating from Johnstown VoTech. He served in the Navy for 24 years. After retiring from the Navy, he became a civilian Ordnance Officer from 1995 to 2017. He was a true mentor and friend to many members of the Navy community. Don married his wife of 44...
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Sallye N. Kordulak

March 31, 1921 - December 31, 2017

Sallye N. Kordulak, 96, passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2017. She was born in Bertie County, NC and the last survivor of a host of siblings. Sallye was married to John Kordulak for 37 years until his death in 1977. She was also predeceased by her parents and brothers, Charles, Phonsie, Oliver, Leslie, Brantley, Shirley, William, and Leon; sisters, Johnnie, Elma , Mary, and Elien, Mary...
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Yvonne Renee Bedard-Barker

September 11, 1968 - December 25, 2017

Yvonne Renee Bedard-Barker, 49, passed away December 25, 2017. She was delivered by her late grandmother Annie Bedard on September 11, 1968 in Brattleboro, Vermont.Yvonne grew up in Greenfield, MA and Falmouth, Maine where she graduated high school. She moved to Norfolk in 1984 and attended beautician school and worked at Rudy & Kelly and Whitmans. In 1991 she met her best friend and the love of...
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William Allen Grimstead

December 25, 1949 - December 25, 2017

Virginia Beach - William Allen Grimstead, passed away on his 68th birthday Dec. 25, 2017. Allen would share with others that he was a special person because he was born on Jesus' birthday. He truly was a special person who dedicated his life to service. He served his country in the US Navy and was a firefighter at the Oceana Naval Base retiring as Captain. Left to cherish his memory are his...
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Pauline Dobrott Crowley

July 26, 1930 - December 25, 2017

Virginia Beach - Pauline Marie Dobrott Crowley, the second daughter of five children born to Nell and John Dobrott on July 26, 1930 in Venice, CA, died on Christmas 2017 at Kings Grant House Assisted Living Facility where she was a resident since 2011. Pauline grew up in Wichita, KS where she graduated from Wichita State University with a BA in Spanish, French and English. After graduation, she...
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Annemarie C. Bonko

January 9, 1931 - December 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Frederick E. Perry

November 22, 1953 - December 17, 2017

Frederick Elijah Perry, 64, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2017. Frederick, a native of the Philadelphia area, had distinguished careers in the United States Navy, Virginia Beach Sheriff's Department and Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Frederick was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene Perry; his mother, Blanche Perry; and his father, Elijah Perry. Frederick is survived by his two...
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Douglas William Talbot

February 20, 1935 - December 9, 2017

Douglas W. Talbot 82 passed away on December 9, 2017. Doug was born in Beacon, NY. He graduated from VMI class of 1957, and served for 5 years in the US Army as a Civil Engineer. Doug's remarkable career as a civil engineer, builder, developer, entrepreneur, public speaker, community activist, and mentor, spanned over 50 years. He began his life's work as Assistant Engineer for the City of...
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Mary Elizabeth Hudzik

September 19, 1955 - November 29, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Hudzik, 62, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Virginia Beach. Mary was born in Nebraska to the late John and Jean Hudzik. She worked for USAA as a Service Representative. She is survived by her son, Nathaniel and wife, Emily and grandchildren, Brendan, Ellyee, Kacie and Easton.
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Richard Dangerfield Bell

May 26, 1949 - November 27, 2017

Virginia Beach - Richard D. Bell, 68, passed away on Mon., Nov. 27, 2017. He was born on May 26, 1949 the eldest child of the late John W. and Lois Bell. He enlisted in the Navy earning rank as a Petty Officer. Leaving the military life, he returned to school and earned his Plumbing Certificates. He worked as a Master Plumber until retiring. After relocating to Virginia Beach, Richard was...
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Helen M. DelCampo

June 26, 1934 - November 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Addie Sawyer VanderMel

April 18, 1936 - November 26, 2017

Addie Sawyer VanderMel passed away November 26, 2017 in her home with family by her side. Born in Princess Anne County on April 18, 1936, she was 81. She was preceded in death by her husband David VanderMel and by her parents, Everett and Mary Sawyer. She is survived by her four loving daughters Virginia Pauley (D.J.), Susan Godwin (Lynn), Joyce Wassum (Wes), and Amy Shepard (Steven); three...
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Ruth Ann Wienke

August 14, 1945 - November 13, 2017

Ruth Ann Wienke, 72, passed away on November 13, 2017 in Virginia Beach, VA. She was born on August 15, 1945 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her husband of 45 years, Rev. Dr. Ronald Wienke, preceded her in death. Ruthie was an LPN at Norfolk General years ago. After leaving the nursing profession, she dedicated her life to that of a Pastor's wife, fulfilling many roles in the church. She was active in...
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Vincent J. Ferraro

April 14, 1923 - November 8, 2017

Vincent J. Ferraro, 94, passed away on November 8, 2017. He was born on April 14, 1923 to the late Pasquale and Josephine Ferraro in Brooklyn, New York. His wife of 64 years, Mary Ferraro preceded him in death. Mr. Ferraro was a WWII Veteran and served in the U.S. Army Eighth Air Force 398th Bombardment Group. He served as a Flight Engineer on a B-17 Bomber conducting 17 combat missions over...
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David Lee Ruffin

October 10, 1953 - November 6, 2017

David Lee Ruffin, 64, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2017.David was born in Johnstown, PA and resided in Virginia Beach since 1956. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Dorothy Ruffin. He was a carpenter by trade and was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting.Survivors include 3 sons David Lee Ruffin, II and wife Samantha, Justin C. Ruffin and Holly Kendig and Jeremy T....
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Shirley Anne Hough

January 20, 1946 - November 5, 2017

Shirley A. Hough passed on November 5, 2017. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio but was a longtime resident of Virginia Beach. She was preceded in death by her mother, Henrietta Brokamp; brother, Howard Brokamp; and two grandchildren, James and Maria Tarantino.Shirley retired from the U.S. Navy after 23 years of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 and was most recently employed as a computer...
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Robert F. McCullough,

April 29, 1951 - November 5, 2017

Robert F. McCullough, 66, went to be with the Lord on November 5, 2017. He was born on April 29, 1951 in Fargo, North Dakota to B.J. McCullough and the late Robert F. McCullough, Sr. Also preceding him in death is his brother Frederick R. McCullough.Along with his mother, B.J. McCullough, those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 37 years, Marcia McCullough; daughters: Tybee...
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Charles H. Heeb

June 13, 1947 - November 3, 2017

Charles H. Heeb III, Chuck, passed away Nov. 3, 2017, in Virginia Beach. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 13, 1947. He was a graduate of Cox High School and a Marine reservist. Chuck worked as a purchasing manager and retired from Empire Machinery. His hobbies included saltwater fishing, boat repair/building and dancing. He was a member of the Virginia Beach Shag Club and the Outer Banks...
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Gloria Ruth Myers

February 3, 1930 - October 31, 2017

Gloria R. Myers, 87, passed away on October 31, 2017. She was born on February 3, 1930 to the late Rose C. and Mahlon Coleman in Freeburn, Kentucky. Gloria is preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years Robert R. Myers, Jr.She is survived by her children Judith Carol Jenkins, Robert Roy Myers III, Beverly Irene McNally and Roni Sue Myers Chudoba; 10 Grandchildren and 19 Great...
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Leona Murphy Tatem

May 9, 1922 - October 28, 2017

Leona Murphy Tatem, 95, passed away on October 28, 2017. She was born in Princess Anne County on May 9, 1922 to the late Sandy W. Murphy and Mary LaBarrer Murphy. She is also predeceased by her husband of 74 years, Otis L. Tatem. She is survived by her sister, Joycelyn Murphy of Norfolk, VA, and many other beloved family members. One of her favorite lyrics was from a popular song released in...
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Joan Byrnes Wright

March 4, 1934 - October 28, 2017

Joan Byrnes Wright was born on March 4, 1934 in Norfolk Protestant Hospital (Sentara Norfolk), the only child of the late John E. Byrnes and Madeline Reitelbach Byrnes. She was married to Frederick R. Wright. Her children include John F. Wright (Karen) of Tampa, FL; Edward R. Wright (predeceased); David J. Wright of Fredericksburg, VA; Steven M. Wright (predeceased); and Catherine M. Wright ...
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Richard Lanas Moore

May 27, 1943 - October 26, 2017

Richard Lanas Moore, Jr., 74, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017.A Norfolk native, Mr. Moore resided in the Tidewater most of his life. He graduated from Granby High, Class 1963 and received his Associates Degree from Tidewater Community College. He retired from Civil Service as a computer programmer and from the Fire Marshall's Office at Naval Air Station Oceana and was a Personal...
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Federico S. Salom

July 8, 1944 - October 24, 2017

Federico S. Salom, 73, of Virginia Beach, VA passed away on October 24, 2017. He was born on July 8, 1944 in the Philippines. He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Florencio Salom and Dolores Salom. Mr. Salom proudly served in the United States Navy from which he retired. He was a parishioner of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia Beach.Left to cherish his memory are his beloved...
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Mary Sue Thompson

May 5, 1932 - October 23, 2017

Mary Sue Thompson, 85, went to her Heavenly home on Monday, October 23, 2017. She was born in Siloam, NC to the late Lloyd Oren and Ola Mae Norman (Dunlap). Also preceding her in death was her husband, William R. Thompson (Tommy), and her brothers Jack R. and Bill Norman.Sue graduated from McLeansville High School in NC and received her nursing diploma from the High Point Memorial Hospital...
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James Edward Etheridge

May 20, 1938 - October 23, 2017

James Edward Etheridge, 79, passed away at home October 23, 2017. Jimmy was predeceased by his parents, Julian Baylor and Elizabeth Falconer Etheridge; sisters, Joyce Phillips and JoAnne Stutzman. He is survived by his wife, Malinda Etheridge; children, Hope, Richard (and wife Suzanne), Jay, and Kim (and husband Matt Leware) ; grandchildren, Taylor, Russell, Hunter, Jim, Candice, Erianna,...
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Reynaldo Cayamanda Flores

January 5, 1939 - October 23, 2017

Reynaldo C. Flores, 78, of Virginia Beach passed away peacefully on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Norfolk General Hospital. Preceding him in death are his siblings Lily and Luningning.Reynaldo was born in San Pablo City, Philippines. He retired after serving 20 years in the Navy as a cook and retired again after another 20 years from his civil service job with the Defense Distribution Depot.He is...
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Mark Anthony Pharo

September 30, 1998 - October 20, 2017

Mark Anthony Pharo, 19, passed away on October 20, 2017. He is survived by his parents, George and Connie; sisterJacil; and brother, Richard. Services will be private. You may offer condolences to the family at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.
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Katherine Anna Dean

October 22, 1937 - October 19, 2017

Katherine Anna Ogle Dean of Virginia Beach, VA, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Oct. 19, 2017. Katherine was born on Oct. 22, 1937 in Braddock, ND. Her formative years consisted of attending several schools as she traveled from state to state with her family from the greater North West to the Gulf of Mexico. Although her father's employment kept the family on the move, Pawnee, OK was...
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Patrick James O'Toole

March 5, 1986 - September 24, 2017

Patrick J. O'Toole, 31, passed away on September 24, 2017. He was born in Norfolk, VA on March 5, 1986. He was predeceased by his brother, Dennis J. O'Toole, and his nephew, Adam Sherman.Patrick was a graduate of Kellam High School and Tidewater Community College. He majored in business administration, but did spend time studying abroad in Costa Rica on a scholarship for foreign language...
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Carl A. Krusiec

January 20, 1948 - September 20, 2017

Carl A. Krusiec, 69, passed away on Sept. 20th. Carl was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. As a retiree, he took exceptional pride in teaching Special Education for the Virginia Beach Public School System. He is survived by his wife Su Ying and children, James, Paul and Michelle. He is also survived by his grandchildren Matthew, Michael, Chance and Wemberly.A private family...
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Ellen F. Renn

February 16, 1962 - September 10, 2017

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 520 Graydon Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507Phone: (757) 625-6763 www.sacredheartnorfolk.org
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Earl Dudley Moore

February 27, 1923 - September 9, 2017

Earl Dudley Moore, 94 passed away peacefully on September 9, 2017. Earl was born and raised in the Park View section of Portsmouth, VA. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II and he enjoyed a long career in the automobile industry, retiring from Don Comer Ford as Chief Financial Officer. Earl was a long standing member of the Chesapeake Athletic Club and the Accountants Club. He...
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Richard Henry White

December 2, 1939 - September 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Theodore Earl Dearden

January 30, 1947 - September 1, 2017

Theodore Earl (Nick) Dearden, II; passed away at his home on Friday, September 1, 2017. Nick was born on January 30, 1947 in Scranton, PA. After completing high school in Virginia Beach at Princess Anne, Nick went to Old Dominion University for two years. He then went on to work in the grocery business for Food Fair, then with Hostess, and ultimately purchasing his own Little Debbie franchise....
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Christopher Jack Shipley

July 31, 2017 - August 22, 2017

Christopher Jack Shipley passed away peacefully on August 22, 2017. Christopher was born on July 31, 2017 in Portsmouth, Virginia to his loving parents Steven Thomas Shipley and Michelle Lynn Shipley. Also surviving are his grandparents Mark and Paula Crawford, and Tom and Joyce Shipley, Uncle Andrew Shipley, Aunt Kellie Crawford, Aunt Laura Merron and Uncle Sean Merron and Christopher's...
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Aaron Miles Collier

February 7, 1994 - August 16, 2017

Aaron Miles Collier, 23, passed away unexpectedly on August 16, 2017.A native of Virginia Beach Aaron was a free spirit and enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved the outdoors, snowboarding, camping, fishing and the beach.Aaron was preceded in death by his grandmother Deborah Cardone and grandfather Taylor H. Montgomery.Survivors include his mother Donna Collier Murray and husband Kevin; his...
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Conni Milly Cecil

October 24, 1930 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Denise Lynn Bolinsky

May 18, 1958 - August 8, 2017

Denise Lynn Moyer Bolinsky, 59, born 5-18-58 to Benny and Anita Moyer in Allentown, PA. She leaves behind her husband, Anthony Bolinsky. Denise was a kind hearted loving woman. Her smile would brighten up any room. Her laughter could echo down a hall. She was passionate about friends, family and animals. She was loved and truly will be missed.A memorial service will be conducted at 4pm,...
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Buford Eugene Devor

May 6, 1937 - August 7, 2017

Norfolk - Buford E. Devor, 80, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on Aug. 7, 2017. Born in Bluefield, VA, Buford was a long-time resident of Norfolk, dedicating 26 years of his life to serving the community as a member of the Norfolk Police Dept. where he retired as a sergeant. He also worked in security for 14 years at DePaul Medical Center. In 1962 Buford met...
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Shahin Maaref

January 4, 1966 - August 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Rommie Clark Miller

March 22, 1942 - August 3, 2017

Rommie Clark Miller, 75, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2017.A native of Charleston, WV, Mr. Miller resided in Virginia Beach since the early 1960's . He retired from automotive sales and management after forty years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an avid golfer, pool player and enjoyed playing basketball in his earlier years. Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his...
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Ruby McKissick Pritchett

November 7, 1919 - July 29, 2017

Ruby McKissick Pritchett, 97, passed away on Sat., July 29, 2017 at home. She was the widow of William Walton Pritchett Sr. They shared 42 years of marriage.Born and raised in Blackstone, VA, she was the daughter of Andrew and Rebecca McKissick, and was a devoted wife, homemaker, and mother.She was a long-time member of Coleman Place Presbyterian Church and current member of Providence...
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Tommie Louise HARDEN

September 1, 1927 - July 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Melba Subido Epi

January 20, 1926 - July 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Roy Clarence Shipley,

September 29, 1951 - July 21, 2017

Roy C. Shipley, Jr., 65, passed away on July 21, 2017 after a very short illness. He was a retired Norfolk Police Sergeant, proudly serving his community for over 32 years. He was an avid shooter of guns and a photographer.Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Suzanne; his daughters, Allison and her husband, Alex Niepraschk, and Andrea Shipley; and three grandchildren, Laney,...
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Elizabeth B. Bowman

January 28, 1922 - July 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Brenda Joyce Strickland

January 6, 1947 - July 15, 2017

Chesapeake - Brenda Joyce Strickland, 70, passed away July 15, 2017. She was born on Jan. 6, 1947 in Norfolk, VA to the late Milton Bogue and Maebelle White. Brenda was a 1965 graduate of Norview High School. She worked as the office manager of Belfor retiring after 24 years. Family was everything to Brenda. She most enjoyed her time spent with them.She is preceded in death by her brother,...
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Phyllis D. Musselman

March 5, 1949 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Mary E. Anderson

August 28, 1923 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Terry A. Webster,

January 27, 1947 - July 4, 2017

Terry A. Webster, Jr., 70, passed away on July 4, 2017. He was born on January 27, 1947 to the late Rebecca K. and Terry A. Webster Sr., in Winchester, VA.Mr. Webster served in the U.S. Navy and was a Special Education Teacher Assistant for Norfolk Public Schools.He is survived by his wife Sharon Webster; brother Rodger David Webster; and sister Kathy Kitts.A Memorial Service will be held on...
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Janet Williams Nixon

September 19, 1930 - July 4, 2017

Janet W. Nixon, 86, went peacefully to be with the Lord on July 4, 2017. She was born in Wanchese, NC on September 19, 1930 to the late Gage and Florine Williams. Also preceding her in death are her brother, Valton Williams, and son, William R. Nixon, Jr.Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 62 years, William R. Nixon, Sr.; son, Douglas Nixon and his wife, Jackie; stepdaughter, Lani Hill;...
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Nelle M. Moulton

April 27, 1917 - June 25, 2017

Nelle Hamilton Moulton, 100, passed away on June 25, 2017 in Virginia Beach, VA. S he was a native of Summersville, WV. She was a volunteer for 30 years at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV. She is predeceased by her parents, Charles and Mary Hamilton, three sisters, and by her husband, James W. Moulton.Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Jeanne Moulton Bennett and her...
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Eileen Ruth Burnett

August 23, 1935 - June 21, 2017

Eileen Ryan Burnett, 81, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2017. She was born August 23, 1935 to the late Alphonsus and Christine Ryan. Also preceding her in death is her loving husband, Clyde H. Burnett, Jr.Eileen was a faithful member and volunteer of Ascension Catholic Church, where she enjoyed utilizing her artistic talents. Throughout her life she worked to better the lives of those around...
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Dorothy Lucye Peay

May 10, 1931 - June 16, 2017

Dorothy L. Peay, 87, passed away Friday evening in Chesapeake. Dorothy was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC to the late Garnette Pugh. She is predeceased as well by her husband, Joe Peay. Throughout her life she was a hairdresser and eventually owned her own shop. Dorothy was also a member of the ESA International Alpha Xi chapter. She is survived by her daughters, Vivian White and husband, Michael...
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Earl Arthur Ruby,

August 6, 1936 - June 13, 2017

AVCM Earl Arthur Ruby, Sr., USN Ret., passed away on June 13, 2017.Master Chief Ruby was born August 6th, 1936 in McAllen, Texas to William and Vera Ruby. He retired as Command Master Chief Petty Officer after thirty years of service. He was a member of the Ocean View Masonic Lodge, No. 335.He was predeceased by his son Raymond Scott Ruby.Survivors include his wife Marlena R. Ruby, children Earl...
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Yongsun Kim

December 24, 1926 - June 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Alutamae H. Nix Driggers

May 31, 1934 - June 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Louise Hotak Draeger

September 5, 1930 - June 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Henry Kay Dean

December 19, 1935 - June 3, 2017

Virginia Beach - Henry Dean, 81, passed away June 3, 2017 with his loving wife, Patsye Washburn and son, Kelly Washburn by his side. He is also survived by sons, Keith and Kevin Washburn; relatives, Eddie and Elizabeth Taylor; 1 brother, and two sisters. He was born Dec. 19, 1935 in Nickelsville, VA. He proudly served his country for 26 years in the US Navy, retiring as a Senior Chief. A private...
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Earl Demas Brown

November 29, 1956 - May 29, 2017

Earl D. Brown, 60, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 29, 2017. Earl was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to the late Floyd and Julia Brown. He worked with Analytic Stress as a technician. In his spare time he was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. Earl had a passion for music and loved working with electronics. He was a happy go lucky kinda fella. He loved...
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Dink Whisonant Thompson

June 23, 1917 - May 27, 2017

Dink Thompson, age 99 of Virginia Beach, VA passed away on May 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, mother, father and sister. She is survived by her daughter.Dink was born in Alabama, but grew up in Tallapoosa, GA. She worked for AT&T, Southern Bell, The Department of the Navy and was the Pastor's Secretary at Cooper River Baptist Church in North Charleston, SC. The family...
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Paul Lawrence Kemp

April 29, 1952 - May 26, 2017

Paul Lawrence Kemp, 65, passed away on May 26, 2017. He was born in Jackson, MS. He is preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Gibson.Paul was a 24-year veteran of the US Navy, serving in the Persian Gulf War. He retired as an E7, after which he began his second career as a ship store procurement specialist with the NEX Command at the Little Creek Naval Base. In 2005 he graduated from Saint...
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David William Cutchin

March 10, 1930 - May 25, 2017

Norfolk - David W. ("Bill") Cutchin died suddenly of cardiac arrest on May 25, 2017, while holding hands with his wife of 60 years, Ruby Cutchin. Bill was born in Norfolk on March 10, 1930, and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War Conflict. He retired from the Norfolk NARF after 30 years, where he worked as a hydraulic mechanic and on aircraft wings, his favorite being the F-14. ...
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Donald Edward Hicks

December 31, 1921 - May 22, 2017

HICKS, DONALD EDWARD95; passed suddenly but peacefully, May 22, 2017 in Virginia Beach, VA with his daughter Pamela by his side. Don was born 12/31/1921 in Detroit to John (Jack) and Lillie Sleep Hicks, the youngest of four brothers, all departed. He had started his apprenticeship as a tool and die maker at Ford Motor Co when WWII broke out. He joined the army and became a sea rescue PBY pilot,...
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Dale Nelson Williams

November 24, 1942 - May 15, 2017

Dale Nelson Williams, 74, passed away on May 15, 2017. A Norfolk native, Mr. Williams was a founding member of Kappa Alpha Chapter and graduate at Old Dominion University. He was a past President of the Tidewater Kennel Club, a member of the Dive & Rescue Team in Okinawa, Japan, and served as a Captain in the U.S.A.F. and was a self employed insurance appraiser.Survivors include his loving...
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Elisha Jackson Evans,

September 10, 1929 - May 13, 2017

VA Beach - Elisha Jackson Evans Jr., 87, went home to the Good Lord on May 13th, 2017. Elisha was born in Princess Anne County, VA, the son of Elisha Jackson Evans Sr. and Annie Elizabeth Hewitt Evans. He attended Kempsville Elementary and High Schools, graduating from Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, VA. Elisha served 30 years in the United States Army and Reserves, retiring with...
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Yvonne Agnes Dennis

June 24, 1940 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Hazel Hodges Bauernfeind

July 18, 1924 - May 6, 2017

Hazel Hodges Duke Bauernfeind, 92, passed away on May 6, 2017. She was born in Falkville, Alabama to the late Merritt and Mamie Hodges. She is predeceased by her first husband, Curtis Duke; and her son, David Duke.Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Joseph Bauernfeind; daughter, Carol Linhos and her husband Bruce of Lawrence, KS; daughter-in-law, Cathy Duke of Ohio; 3 grandchildren; and...
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Tyler Daniel Wright

July 30, 1996 - May 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Otis L. Tatem

December 13, 1920 - May 2, 2017

Otis L. Tatem, 96, passed away on May 2, 2017. He was born on December 13, 1920 to the late James and Annie Brothers Tatem in Princess Anne County, VA. He served his country in the United States Navy in Normandy during World War II. On January 28, 1955, he made a decision to follow Jesus Christ. His life would be forever changed. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Leona M. Tatem; sister,...
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Cherie Joy Spataro

July 20, 1989 - April 29, 2017

Cherie Joy Spataro, 27, passed away on April 29 in Virginia Beach. She is survived by her parents, John and Melinda Spataro; sisters, Maria Alicia Spataro and Rebecca Encia Spataro. Cherie was born in the Philippines and moved into the area and graduated from College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts degree and later worked for IMS Gear Virginia, INC. She loved spending time in the...
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Eunice Everett Irby

September 14, 1925 - April 28, 2017

Eunice Everett Irby, 91, passed away on April 28, 2017.Mrs. Irby was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, Dean Lesley Irby. She was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church.Survivors include three children, Paul Irby, Diana Hensley and husband Ralph Hensley, Jr., Cindy McHugh and husband Woody; eleven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson.A...
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Carol Vergene DeRolf

November 27, 1933 - April 7, 2017

Carol DeRolf was born in Kearney, Neb. on November 27, 1933 to Vern and Rosie Binderup and passed away on April 7, 2017. Mrs. DeRolf was a graduate of Kearney High School and the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She was an enthusiastic instructor at O.D.U. and elsewhere. She will be missed. Mrs. DeRolf was preceded in death by her husband John and son Jack.Survivors include her sons Dirk and...
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Walter Vincent Hogan

February 3, 1930 - April 1, 2017

CDR Walter Vincent Hogan, USN, Ret., 87, passed away April 1, 2017.CDR Hogan was born in White Plains, NY. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy and received degrees from Naval Postgraduate School and George Washington University.CDR Hogan was a Naval Aviator in the E-2C Hawkeye, serving as Commanding Officer of Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122), with shipboard deployments...
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Eugene Matthew Kennedy

May 26, 1929 - March 30, 2017

Virginia Beach - Eugene "Gene" Matthew Kennedy died peacefully March 30, 2017. He was born May 26, 1929 in Huron, SD.His parents, Frank and Laura Kennedy; sister, Lois; and loving wife of 64 years, Dorothy Kennedy, predeceased Gene. He is survived by his brother, Jack (Helen); children, Nadene, Michele (Fred Hauck), and Mark and Barbara Kennedy; and grandsons, Benjamin (Jessica Pentland) and...
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Isom Jack Rawson

November 4, 1926 - March 24, 2017

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Hank Anthony Williams

November 7, 1982 - March 16, 2017

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Soledad Palmes Elgar

November 13, 1921 - March 14, 2017

Virginia Beach - Soledad Palmes Elgar, 95, passed away March 14, 2017. She was a parishioner of St. Gregory Catholic Church and devoted her life to caring for her family. She is preceded in death by son, Nonito Elgar; great-granddaughter, Kyla Guanzon; and siblings, Marcelina, Angel, Filomena, Mariano, and Antonino.Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Mercia Guanzon and her husband Ruben...
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Robert L. Quinn

August 27, 1935 - March 9, 2017

Robert L. Quinn, 81, passed away on Thursday, March 9th, 2017. Born in South Norfolk, Bob was an Eagle Scout, athlete and 1954 graduate of Norview High School. He lived the last thirty years in Princess Anne County, Virginia Beach. Bob was predeceased in death by his wife of 48 years, Katherine H. Quinn, his parents Corrie Louise Johnson and Earl Vincent Quinn, and his stepfather Hosea Eldridge...
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Joan Kathleen Lapera

August 24, 1931 - March 4, 2017

Joan Kathleen Lapera, 85, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2017.Mrs. Lapera was born in Jamaica, New York and resided in Virginia Beach since 2006. She was a secretary with Avis Car Rental in New York for thirty years and in Virginia Beach for five years. She was a member of St. Mathews Catholic Church.Survivors include a daughter Kim Isidore and husband Guy; a grandson Luke and a sister Nancy...
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Donna M. Robinson

March 2, 2017

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Albert Henry LaChance

July 3, 1947 - February 19, 2017

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Shirley Pearl Lambourne

May 8, 1925 - February 19, 2017

Shirley Pearl Lambourne (Herzog) 91, passed away on Sunday morning, February 19, 2017 at her home in Virginia Beach surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.Shirley was born on May 8, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to George and Katherine Herzog. She had 3 brothers; George James, Robert William "Bill", and Donald LaVark. She graduated from the University of Utah in 1948...
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William Justin Olsen

August 2, 1924 - February 16, 2017

William Justin Olsen passed away on February 16, 2017. He was born on August 2, 1924 in Norfolk, VA to the late Hamilton Justin Olsen and Dorothy Belle Stanley Olsen. Also preceding him in death was his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Eleanore Lake Olsen.He was a graduate of Maury High School, Class of 1942, and he attended the Norfolk division of the College of William & Mary. He...
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Jon Daniel Aussey

August 6, 1942 - February 16, 2017

Jon Daniel Aussey, 74, passed away early Thursday in Virginia Beach. Jon was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to the late Eldie Lagoo and Margaret Lowe. He is also predeceased by his son, Shawn Aussey. Jon was retired US Navy Master Chief with 27 years of service; with most of his service dedicated to working on Submarines. Jon Served on the USS Simon Bolivar, USS Casimir Pulaski, and USS Robert E...
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Sandra Kay Moseley

January 6, 1939 - February 13, 2017

Sandra Kay Moseley, 78, passed peacefully at home with her loving daughter by her side, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. On February 13, 2017, she went to be with her Heavenly Father and loved-ones that preceded her in death including her parents, William and Letha Martin and her daughter, Sheryl Kay Moseley.Left to cherish Sandra's memory are her husband of 56 years, Leo O. Moseley; her...
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Richard Luther Miles Shibley

January 9, 1925 - February 4, 2017

Virginia Beach - Rev. Richard Luther Miles Shibley passed away Feb. 4, 2017. He was born Jan. 9, 1925 in Akron, OH to the late Karl J. and Eleanor (Miles) Shibley. He served a short time in the Marines and then joined the Army where he became a Paratrooper and a Veteran of WWII, E.T.O. He was a mechanical engineer at Cooper Industries, OH. During that time, he was a member of many local...
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Gemma Verdicchio Aguilar

January 30, 1923 - February 4, 2017

Gemma Verdicchio Aguilar, 94, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2017.Mrs. Aguilar was born in Caserta, Italy in 1923. She was a graduate of the University of Naples majoring in language. She taught English and French to Italian students during World War II. She served as a translator with The Allied Forces in the Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. In 1947 she met Master Sergeant Robert Aguilar...
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Patricia McGonnell Gearhart

January 21, 1929 - January 20, 2017

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Misa Saito Dunning

February 18, 1926 - January 15, 2017

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Harry Bill Ervin

August 4, 1930 - January 12, 2017

Harry Bill Ervin, 86, passed away unexpectedly on January 12, 2017. Mr. Ervin, born in Keyser, West Virginia on August 4, 1930, was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Ervin, Sr. He graduated from Keyser High School in 1948 and immediately enlisted in the United States Navy. After thirty years of service in the Naval Submarine Force, Mr. Ervin retired as a Chief Petty Officer and began a second...
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Dora Lee McLawhorn

September 26, 1935 - January 11, 2017

Dora Lee McLawhorn, 81, passed away in Virginia Beach on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. She was born in North Carolina to the late George and Ida Mae Merritt. She was also predeceased by her husband, Bob McLawhorn; son, Timothy Charles McLawhorn; siblings, James Merritt and Nita Overton. Dora was a compassionate and loving soul who ran, "Dora's Adult Care Home." When she wasn't caring for others...
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Susan V. Clevenger

January 13, 1945 - January 7, 2017

Susan Virginia Clevenger, 71, a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, VA, passed from her earthly home into her heavenly home in the early hours of January 7th, 2017. She is preceded in death by her late husband, Walter (Bill). She is also preceded in death by her brother Steven St.Pierre, her parents Francois Xavior St.Pierre, Jr. and Clara Virginia Thibeault, and step-father Axel E. Storm....
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Vivencio V. Ortega

January 13, 1934 - January 1, 2017

Vivencio V. Ortega, 82, of Virginia Beach, passed away on January 1, 2017 at Sentara Leigh Hospital. He was born on January 13, 1934 in Santa Isabel, Kawit, Cavite, Philippines to the late Isaac and Emiliana Ortega. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 45 years Norma T. Ortega.Ven was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, and uncle whose love and loyalty for his family and friends,...
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