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Dorothy Mae Mapp Wright

February 4, 1926 - February 7, 2016


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Betsie Gilmer Coyner

March 21, 1928 - February 7, 2016


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Virginia Prince Jones

June 12, 1920 - February 6, 2016


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Milton Siebert Ernstmeyer

September 16, 1919 - February 5, 2016

The Reverend Dr. Milton S. Ernstmeyer, a native of Nebraska, graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and was ordained at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, St. Louis, before being commissioned as a U.S. Navy Chaplain for active duty in 1943. With graduate degrees from Nebraska and Harvard Universities, he later received the Doctor of Divinity Degree from Concordia Seminary. During World War II,...
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Dorothy May Parker

May 8, 1930 - February 4, 2016

Dottie Parker was a lifelong resident of Williamsburg. She devoted her life to the city she loved and the people who also called that city home. The eldest daughter of Lola Wheeler Larson and Clarence Larson, Dottie was only a teenager when she went to work for the telephone company as an operator. A 1948 graduate of Matthew Whaley School, Dottie had,at the age of 18, already begun to demonstrate...
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Karin Elizabeth Goodbar

August 17, 1965 - February 3, 2016

Karin Elizabeth Bassett Goodbar went to be with our Lord and Savior Wednesday, February 3, 2016. She was born on August 17, 1965 in Hartford, CT. She is preceeded in death by her father, Kenneth Bassett and mother, Sally Cuckow. Her survivors include: husband Perry Goodbar; daughter Mikaela Goodbar; son Preston Goodbar, brother Mark Bassett of Colorado Springs, CO; brother Chris Bassett of...
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Gertrude Groth Foss

September 10, 1929 - January 31, 2016

Gertrude "Trudy" Groth Foss, 87, passed away January 31, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Foss, Sr. Her survivors include; son James Foss, Jr. (Kathleen); daughters Sue Spare (Gary) and Jeri Thornton (Thomas); granddaughter Kristen Berardi; grandson James Brode Foss; great-granddaughter Oliva Lee; sister Ann Carr; and brother Robert Groth.Born in New York to Walter and Kate...
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Moira Mary Lindsay

February 4, 1934 - January 31, 2016

Moira M. Lindsay, 81, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald M. Lindsay. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on February 4, 1934. In January 1960, she immigrated to the United States with her three children to join her husband.They settled in Hampton, Virginia and lived primarily in the Old Fox...
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Willetta Brand Heising

July 1, 1922 - January 28, 2016

WILLIAMSBURG - Age 93, died January 28, 2016, in Williamsburg VA, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Beloved wife for more than 60 years of Kenneth William Heising (USN, Ret.) who predeceased her. Loving mother of Willetta L. Heising of Dearborn MI, Kenneth (Theresa) Heising of Fairfax Station, Evelyn (J.Thomas) Ford of Appomattox, Ellen (David) Barlow of Charlottesville and John ...
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Denise Marie Andrews

March 4, 1955 - January 28, 2016

Denise Marie Andrews, 60, of Williamsburg passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The family will receive guests prior to the service on Sunday from 1pm to 2pm. Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Nelsen Funeral Home in Williamsburg with reception to follow at the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.nelsencares.com.
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EmmaJane Carroll

November 6, 1924 - January 24, 2016

Emma Jane (Weil) Carroll, age 91, died peacefully at Williamsburg, VA Hospice House on Sunday evening January 24, where family had been in attendance for several days in their tranquil and beautiful setting and observed their superb care. Mrs. Carroll was a long-retired Elementary School Teacher and subsequently an office Administrator. She was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana the daughter...
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Elsie Czahoroski

December 19, 1933 - January 24, 2016


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James Michael LeMaire

April 27, 1947 - January 23, 2016

James "Jim" LeMaire, 68, of Williamsburg, VA passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Jim was born in New York, on April 27, 1947 to parents William F. and Thelma LeMaire. Jim graduated from Hofstra University in New York, and was proud to have served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was an analytical man and enjoyed his career as a Director of...
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LeRoy Sherwood Hill

February 16, 1932 - January 23, 2016

With heavy hearts, the family of LeRoy S. Hill, formerly of Wind Gap, PA, and residing for the last 2 years in Williamsburg, VA, announces his passing on January 23, 2016 at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his parents, Loring and Ella Weston Hill, sister Beryl Beidler, brother, Robert Hill, and grandson Derick Bellis, Jr (Kathy Bellis). He is survived by his loving wife Jean Oliver...
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Frances Ann Paulhus

February 6, 1928 - January 20, 2016


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Joseph Dombrowski

February 27, 1931 - January 19, 2016

With heavy hearts, the family of Joseph John Dombrowski, of Williamsburg, VA, announces his passing on January 19, 2016 at the age of 84. He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene M. Dombrowski and his father, John Dombrowski. He is survived by his loving wife Janet Dombrowski, his daughter Jennifer Holliday and son-in-law Brent Holliday.He graduated from the Eastern Michigan University, and...
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Mary Kyle DuPuis

June 4, 1927 - January 19, 2016

Mary Kyle DuPuis of Williamsburg, VA died peacefully on January 19, 2016 at the Williamsburg Landing where she resided for the last 8 years. She was born in Rochester, N.Y. on June 4, 1927, the youngest child of John and Katherine Kyle. She is survived by her seven children David (Lei) DuPuis of Toano, VA, Mark (Beverly) DuPuis of Marina, CA, Adrienne (Mac) Kimbrough of Bolivar, OH, Brian (Kathy)...
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Arthur John Gustafson

June 27, 1927 - January 18, 2016

Arthur J. Gustafson, Jr. died peacefully at his home in Williamsburg on January 18, 2016 after a year of battling COPD. He will be greatly missed by his loving second wife Barbara Schroeder-Gustafson, her children and their spouses Laura and Henry Haefner, Edward Schroeder, and Diane and Michael D'Uva and her grandchildren Erich and Kurt Haefner and Lisa and Joseph D'Uva as well as Arthur's...
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Stanley J. Scalsky

June 30, 1933 - January 18, 2016

Stanley Joseph Scalsky, age 82, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully at home on January 18, 2016. Stan was the beloved husband of 58 years to his wife Marie Demkosky Scalsky. He was born in Peckville, PA to Stanley Scalsky and Anna Sleboda Scalsky, and grew up in a Polish neighborhood of coal miners. Stan was a devout Catholic and known for his devotion to his wife and family. In...
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Clara Edith Pritchard

September 30, 1924 - January 17, 2016


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Charles Browning Cooke

April 7, 1933 - January 16, 2016


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Peter Kiefer Spangler

December 27, 1936 - January 15, 2016

With heavy hearts, the family of Peter Kiefer Spangler, 79, announces his passing on January 15, 2016. He fought his battle with Leukemia with courage and determination. Born on December 27, 1936, in Worcester, Massachusetts to the late Dr. Huston and Sally Spangler he was also the grandson of the late Dr. Ralph and Marilla Spangler and Frank and Naomi Weil.He was a descendant of George Ross (PA)...
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Clarence Day Robinson

December 27, 1944 - January 14, 2016

Clarence O. Day Robinson, 71, of Williamsburg, VA fell asleep in death on January 14, 2016. The service will be 2:00p.m. Friday, January 29th at Nelsen Funeral Home in Williamsburg, VA. Online condolences for the family may be made at www.nelsencares.com.
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David Haydon Davenport

April 11, 1946 - January 14, 2016

David Haydon Davenport passed away at the age of 69 on January 14. Born in Key West, FL in 1946, he became an accountant and worked for the government at the State level. He was also an active member of the Freemasons and Shriners. Preceding him in death is his father; Floyd Wilson Davenport. Survivors include his mother, Mildred P. Haydon; son Joseph B. Davenport; and sister Linda Hirschman...
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Lois Marie Enlow

September 11, 1940 - January 11, 2016

Lois M. Enlow of Williamsburg, VA passed away peacefully into the arms of her loving Heavenly Father on January 11, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Lois is survived by her adoring husband, Gerald; her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Pam Kuehn of Lakewood, IL; her daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Tim Chambers of Berryville, VA; and beautiful grandchildren, Lindsie, Drew, Chloe, Rachel, and...
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Ben E. Burdette

November 28, 1929 - January 11, 2016

Ben E. Burdette, 86, passed away on Monday, January 11 at Greenfield Senior Living in Williamsburg from complications of Alzheimer's disease.Ben is survived by his loved and loving family - wife Pat; daughter Kathy Burdette and husband John Beyer of Newport News; son Matt and wife Lara Burdette and grandchildren Lilah and Ryan Burdette of Houston, Texas along with many nieces and nephews.He was...
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Jane Bixby Mazur

May 1, 1931 - January 11, 2016

MAZUR, Jane Bixby (Walters), entered eternal rest on January 11, 2016 at her home in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her legacy of unyielding love lives on in her husband Robert G. Mazur "Bob" of 17 years, her children Steven (Angie), Lisa (Karl), Diane (Doug), Andrew (Avril) and Sharon (Chris); stepchildren - Beth, Cathy (Don), Robert (Dianna) and Jeanne; grandchildren (Jasen, Brooke, Zachary, Emilee,...
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Russell Clifford Voorhis

May 4, 1928 - January 10, 2016

Russell Clifford Voorhis passed away peacefully on January 10, 2016 at the age of 87. He leaves behind three daughters: Susan Balloch and husband Hugh Balloch of Darien, CT, Nancy Voorhis and husband Ted Vansant of Holderness, NH, and Alison Voorhis of Hopkinton, MA, and grandchildren Jonathan Balloch of Washington DC, Katie Balloch of New York City, NY, and Rob Balloch of Darien, CT, Amanda...
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James Henry Leighton

April 10, 1930 - January 10, 2016

James H. Leighton, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on January 10, 2016 at the age of 85. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Ruth Leighton, stepson, David B. Stevens and granddaughter, Hazel M. Stevens. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Janet Stevens Leighton; his daughter, Vicki Huffman of Roanoke, VA; his identical twin brother, Robert "Bob" Leighton of...
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Marvin Hausman

January 14, 1930 - January 9, 2016

Marvin Hausman, born in New York City on January 14, 1930, died on January 9, 2016 after a prolonged battle with dementia and Parkinson's Disease.He was the son of Hyman and Zelda Hausman, and brother of Harold Housman. After graduating from the State University at Fredonia, New York, he spent his career in international business. In 1993, he retired to Williamsburg, Virginia with his wife of 55...
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Walter Cap Neilson

May 25, 1944 - January 8, 2016

Walter "Cap" Neilson, III of Williamsburg passed away on Friday, January 8, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in the Bremerton, Washington Naval Hospital on May 25, 1944. Cap is survived by his "bride" of almost 53 years, Linda Ezell Neilson and their three children; daughter, Kathleen Neilson Cooper and son-in-law, Jim Cooper, of Mechanicsville, VA; son, Eric Neilson...
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Luther Eldon Lambert

February 29, 1936 - January 6, 2016

Luke Lambert, 79, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away 6 January 2016, born to Luther and Ivory Lambert (nee Propst) of Franklin, West Virginia. Luke was a command pilot in the United States Air Force, piloting C-124, C-141, and C-5 cargo aircraft worldwide. Luke also served in Vietnam flying over 500 combat sorties including in AC-47 gunships. After enlistment in 1956, he was commissioned...
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Jeremy David Collins

May 27, 1979 - January 4, 2016

Collins, Jeremy David, was rescued by His Heavenly Father on January 4, 2016. Born in Hampton, VA, he was the beloved son of Richard (Rick) K. and Nancy F. Collins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert C. and Mary M. Finch and fraternal grandmother, Dorothy B. Collins. He is survived by his grandfather, Rev. Bob K. Collins; his sister, Holly C. Bowes; his brother...
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Judith Ann Conway

May 10, 1946 - January 3, 2016

Judith Ann Conway, 69, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Williamsburg, VA. Judith was born in Oak Park, IL on May 10, 1946 to the late James and Bernadette Wareham. She dedicated her life to serving others, working as a Registered Nurse, most recently for Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and volunteering her medical and nursing expertise at the Lackey Clinic. Judith was a...
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Mary Price Conner

June 11, 1919 - January 3, 2016

Mary Price Simmons Conner passed peacefully in her sleep January 3, 2016, in Gloucester, VA. Born in Chatham County, North Carolina, on June 11, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John Anderson Simmons and Stella Snead Simmons. She was raised in Mebane and Greensboro, North Carolina, and traveled the world as a military wife.She was a resident of Williamsburg since 1949 and was a member of...
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Bobby Eugene Lewellen

January 5, 1939 - December 31, 2015

Bobby "Bob" Eugene Lewellen, 76, born on this day January 5, 1939 and raised in Donelson, TN, passed away from extended illness in Newport News, VA on December 31, 2015. Bob and family moved from Donelson to Clarksville, TN, where they shared many wonderful memories for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph V. and Dorothy A. Wilkes-Lewellen, and his brother, James D. Lewellen....
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Kenneth David Hollowell

July 9, 1926 - December 31, 2015

Kenneth David Hollowell Sr. passed away on December 31, 2015 at his home in Virginia. Mr. Hollowell was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Powell Hollowell and their two sons, Kenneth David Hollowell Jr. and Brian Powell Hollowell. Ken leaves behind five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was well loved by his family and friends.Ken was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from...
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Edith Neville Cassell

September 13, 1920 - December 30, 2015


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James Evans Tuttle

January 27, 1949 - December 29, 2015

James Evans Tuttle, 66, of Williamsburg passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, after an 8 year courageous battle with cancer.He is preceded in death by his father Evans Tuttle, his mother Rosetta Hutchens, his stepfather Peyton Hutchens, and his first wife Patricia Candler Tuttle.Jim's survivors include his wife Beverley Kiser-Tuttle, and children Jennifer T. Ellis (Gregg),...
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Warren Reed Crockett

October 18, 1922 - December 28, 2015

Warren Reed Crockett, 93, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on December 28, 2015.Warren proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII before receiving his Master's degree in Engineering from George Washington University in Washington, DC. During his career as an electrical engineer, Warren worked for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. He was also a member of Fairfax...
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Jeanne Magdalene Trostel Ferguson

January 22, 1927 - December 28, 2015

Jeanne Trostel Ferguson, 88, of Williamsburg, died on December 28, 2015.Jeanne was born in Pennsylvania and retired from the United States Government, as a Secretary for the Department of Agriculture. She was a member of Walnut Hills Baptist church, and enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and cooking, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.She is preceded in death by her loving...
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John Joseph Kokoruda

November 18, 1929 - December 25, 2015

John Joseph Kokoruda, Jr., beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle passed away peacefully at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center on Christmas Day, surrounded by family and friends. John was the patriarch of a large family and leaves behind many to cherish his memory, mourn his passing, celebrate his life, and we live up to the example he set for all...
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Una Jane Stith Pegg

August 1, 1938 - December 24, 2015

Williamsburg - Una Jane Stith Pegg, 77, peacefully continued her journey of life on December 24, 2015. She was born in Lakeland, Florida in 1938. She moved to the Peninsula in 1960 after graduating from Crawford Long Hospital Nursing School in Atlanta, Georgia as a Registered Nurse. In addition to being a homemaker, she also worked in the area for many years as an RN. She was also a member of...
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Robert Julian Tapscott

April 2, 1925 - December 24, 2015

Robert Julian Tapscott ("Bob") "slipped the surly bonds of earth" on December 24, 2015. Born to Lawrence Lee Tapscott and Celia Brittle Tapscott on April 2, 1925, in South Norfolk, Virginia, he was the second of three sons. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised by his grandfather and spent his childhood in Buckingham County, Virginia. His lifelong love of flying took off when he was 12 years...
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John Stevenson Fletcher

August 29, 1930 - December 23, 2015


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Anne Venable Troutman

October 19, 1920 - December 23, 2015

Anne Venable Troutman, 95, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away December 23, 2015.She was preceded in death by her husband, who she loved very much, Julius "Voight" Troutman. She is survived by her son, James V. Troutman and his wife, Connie L. Troutman; daughter Nancy T. Twigg and her husband Leonard (Joe) Twigg; grandchildren David Brabrand, Diane Brabrand, William (Marty) Brabrand and...
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Martha Jane Gifford

March 18, 1918 - December 23, 2015

Martha Jane Gifford, 97, of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Jacksonville, FL, passed away on December 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon E. Gifford, her parents and her brothers.Martha was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church in Jacksonville.She will be missed by her son, Robert Vernon Gifford and his wife, Laura, and her grandchildren, Robert Vernon Gifford Jr. and...
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Martha Jane Gifford

March 18, 1918 - December 23, 2015


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Nena Lopez Abernathy

October 11, 1952 - December 22, 2015

Nena L. Abernathy, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on December 22, 2015, at the age of 63.She is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and one sister. She is survived by her daughter, four grandchildren and her beloved dog, Penny.Visitation will take place on Sunday, December 27, 2015 from 11 AM to 9 PM and on Monday, December 28, 2015 from 10AM to 8PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785...
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Anne G. Boring

August 2, 1919 - December 15, 2015

Anne Gertrude Boring, only daughter of Herbert Arthur and Anne Gertrude Tetreault, was born in Northampton, Massachusetts on August 2, 1919, and passed away in her home in Williamsburg, Virginia on December 15, 2015 with her daughters by her side.Anne was predeceased by her parents, her older brother, Herbert Arthur, her husband, George R. Boring, Jr. (Col., USAF, ret.) and her daughter, Marsha J...
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Jacob Porter DeBord

November 6, 1989 - December 15, 2015

Jacob "Jake" Porter DeBord, age 26, passed away suddenly on December 15, 2015. A Williamsburg native, Jake graduated from Warhill High School. Jake was known for his great smile and infectious laughter, and a passion for hunting and fishing. His family, especially his niece and nephews that he adored, loved his bear hugs and generous spirit. Jake leaves behind a large, loving family including his...
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Ronald Gerard Roob

February 25, 1960 - December 15, 2015

Ronald G. Roob, of Williamsburg, passed away December 15, 2015 at the age of 55. He was preceded in death by his father, William Nicholas Roob; mother, Joan Prom Roob; and his brother, William Milton Roob, II.He graduated from ODU with a bachelor's degree and also the Aviation School through the US Army where he ended up flying Huey Helicopters. Ronald enjoyed playing role playing games with his...
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Walter Nelson Marshall

April 22, 1938 - December 15, 2015

Walter Nelson Marshall, III, "Bubby" died Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at home after a brief illness. Born April 22, 1938 in Connecticut, except for a brief time he had lived all his life in the James City County Area.Bubby is preceded in death by his parents, Walter Nelson, Jr. and Esther Tyssen Marshall, and his brother, William Arne "Billy" Marshall.He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alma,...
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James Gordon Gunn

March 29, 1930 - December 12, 2015

James Gordon Gunn, "Pops", a resident of Hayes, VA, passed away on December 12, 2015 at the age of 85. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Arthur & Mary Gunn; two brothers, William Arthur Gunn, Jr. and Edgar Ray Gunn. He left behind his beloved wife, Jannell Gunn; one brother, John L. Gunn; one sister, Lois Ayscue; seven children; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.In...
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Doris Caroline Herrick

January 10, 1924 - December 11, 2015

Doris Caroline (Archambault) Herrick, 91, of Williamsburg, Virginia died peacefully at home on Friday, December 11, 2015.Doris was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 10, 1924, the first of nine children. She remained in Haverhill until July, 2005 when she moved to her own home in Williamsburg to be close to her daughter.Doris worked in various capacities during her life, most notably as...
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Ira Krams

May 25, 1934 - December 8, 2015

Ira Leslie Krams died on December 8, 2015, at his home in Historic Yorktown, with his wife by his side. He was born on May 25, 1934 in Passaic, NJ, and moved to Corpus Christi, TX as a child. He was predeceased by his parents, Milton and Irene Krams.Ira was the beloved husband of Beverly Cooke Krams. He is also survived by his two sons, Jeffrey P. Krams (Cheryl), David L. Krams (Amy); step-son,...
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Helen Ostrowski Pruitt

October 14, 1930 - December 7, 2015

Helen Ostrowski Pruitt, 85, of Williamsburg, passed away on December 7, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Ostrowski.Helen was an interpreter for Colonial Williamsburg and a member of Olive Branch Christian Church. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles R. Pruitt; her son, Stephen R. Pruitt and his wife, Diane, of Littleton, CO; and her daughter, Susan L....
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Lena Margaret Thomas

September 1, 1931 - December 5, 2015

Lena Thomas of Manassas, VA, formerly of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the age of 84.She was born September 1, 1931 in Girard, OH, a daughter of Stefan and Maria Frajka Salavary. She was a 1949 graduate of Girard High School, Girard, OH and earned a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics in 1979, followed by a Master of Science in Textiles, Clothing and Related Art...
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Priscilla Larsson

July 2, 1927 - December 4, 2015

Priscilla Larsson went home to be with the Lord on December 4, 2015, in the city of Williamsburg, VA.She was born in Harrisville, New York, the daughter of Dennis and Flossie (Weekes) Siver. She moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania. She and her son, Eric, were active members of the Methodist Church where both sang in the choirs.In 1980, she relocated to Trumbull, Connecticut, where she remained for...
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Edmund Ravene Johnson

May 18, 1933 - December 4, 2015

Dr. Edmund R. Johnson passed away on December 4, 2015 at the age of 82.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Ralph Johnson and Dorthee Ravene Johnson; his sister, Betty Johnson Roach and her husband, Jack Roach; and his son-in-law, Gregory S. Haynes.Dr. Johnson was a native of Fredericksburg, VA. He attended the University of Virginia and later transferred to Lincoln Chiropractic College...
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David Stockton McDougal

January 17, 1942 - December 4, 2015


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Harold Joseph Sherman

January 26, 1932 - December 4, 2015

Harold Joseph Sherman, Ret. SGM, NCOIC of the US Army Chorus "Pershing's Own" Ft. Myer, VA Harold Joseph Sherman, "Hal," passed away at home in Williamsburg on Friday, December 4th at age 83. Hal was born in Royal Oak, MI on January 26, 1932 to Harold S. and Nioma Sherman, the first of four siblings. Hal first discovered his love of music in junior high school, where he formed a barbershop...
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Jane Burghardt Wilde

September 7, 1924 - December 4, 2015

On December 4, 2015, Jane B. Wilde (Jean, to her loving family members and close friends) age 91, passed away in her sleep after a prolonged struggle with dementia. She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the daughter of Lucy and Theodore Burghardt. In 1937, her family moved to Montclair where she attended Montclair High School, then Lacordaire Academy from which she graduated in 1941.In 1943,...
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Hugh Donald Young

May 16, 1928 - December 2, 2015

Hugh Donald Young, age 87, beloved husband, father, brother and friend to many passed away peacefully on December 2, 2015 at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Hospital with his family at his side.Mr. Young was born on May 16, 1928 in Hackleburg, AL, to Alexander and Laura Young. He was married to Edith Branham Young of Wise County, VA for 60 years. Together they raised three children, Teresa, Robin...
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Patricia Murphy Sadlier

October 26, 1934 - December 2, 2015


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Robert Nicholas Horvath

May 19, 1956 - December 2, 2015

Robert Horvath, age 59, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on December 2, 2015.He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Elizabeth Horvath. Robert worked as a high school teacher for 29 years and also an Adjunct Professor at The College of William & Mary. He taught Judo for 29 years and was a special education teacher who touched a lot of lives. Robert was also involved with...
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Joseph Henry Kelly, Jr.

May 16, 1929 - December 1, 2015

"This is how he died, leaving in his death a model of courage and an unforgettable example of virtue not only for the young but for the whole nation." (2 MC 6:18-31) Joseph Henry Kelly Jr., beloved father and grandfather passed away early in the morning on December 1, 2015. He is survived by his four children Kevin, Nancy Leahy, Diane Cavazos, Karen Ryan, daughter -in- law Shannon Brooks Kelly,...
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Mary Tierney Selby

October 13, 1929 - November 29, 2015

Mary Tierney Selby, violinist and co-founder of The Williamsburg Symphonia, died on Nov. 29, in Grayson, Ga., after suffering a stroke. She was 86. The longtime Williamsburg resident, for whom creating music seemed as necessary as breathing, taught language arts at Walsingham Academy and in the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools. She later taught strings in the York County Public...
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Marjorie Hunt Justice

February 22, 1926 - November 29, 2015


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Daniel Timothy McHugh

October 14, 1925 - November 29, 2015

Col. Daniel T. McHugh, (U.S. Army, Ret.), passed away November 29, 2015, at the age of 90. The youngest of seven children, he was born in Cranston, Rhode Island and a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia for the past 27 years. He was drafted at 18 to serve our country during World War II, and continued to serve in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He attended Boston University, Syracuse...
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L. Duane Murphy

May 16, 1916 - November 26, 2015

L. Duane Murphy, 99, died on November 26, 2015 in Williamsburg, VA where he had been living since 2001. Born on May 16, 1916 to Lester and Faye Murphy, Duane lived most of his life in Sublette, KS. He had one sister, Margaret Ellen, who died at the age of 16.Growing up in Sublette, he was a star athlete and valedictorian of his high school class. He graduated from Kansas State University with a...
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Mildred Eckert Carder

July 31, 1921 - November 25, 2015

Mildred Evelyn Eckert Carder, 94, died peacefully in her sleep on November 25, 2015 at Patriots Colony in Williamsburg, Virginia. Born July 31, 1921 in Mason, Texas, she is predeceased by her parents, Kinney and Zilla (Wood) Eckert of Mason, Texas and her husband, John Thomas Carder of Johnson City, Tennessee. Survivors include her two sons, Patrick Carder (Sandra) of Williamsburg, Virginia,...
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Marie Ann Ims

March 31, 1934 - November 23, 2015

Marie Ann (Phalor) Ims (Age 81) of Williamsburg, VA, beloved wife to Don E. Couser for 23 years died early in the morning of November 23, 2015. She was the daughter of Carl and Bernice Phalor and is survived by her sister Margret Barnhart; her children, John Ims, Valerie Cullinan, and Lisa Schmidt; and her 7 grandchildren, Natalie Hamilton (Schmidt), Rachael and Leslie Schmidt, Jeremy and...
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Henry Layone Lane

October 5, 1948 - November 23, 2015

Henry L. Lane, age 67, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on November 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Doris Lane; and his sister, Sharen Brachok.He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked as a crane operator, serving whoever needed him. Henry was an avid member of James River Baptist Church. He also enjoyed playing the guitar, hunting and fishing. He loved RC...
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Evelyn Burch Hoffman

March 16, 1922 - November 23, 2015

Evelyn Burch Hoffman, of Williamsburg, passed away November 23, 2015 at the age of 93. She enjoyed being a homemaker, was an avid 10 pin bowler, gardener, reader and also enjoyed sewing. Evelyn was a member of the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. She was born in Newark, NJ on March 16, 1922 to the late Lily Massey Burch Walworth of Staffordshire, England and William Albert Burch of London,...
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Helen Patricia Prill

January 11, 1927 - November 23, 2015


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Albert Eugene Linenberger

July 28, 1933 - November 22, 2015

Albert Eugene "Lindy" Linenberger died Sunday, 22 November 2015 at his home in Williamsburg, VA. He was 82 years old and is preceded in death by his mother, Anna Mae Woods McCall; father, Albert E. Linenberger; and step-father James W. McCall. He leaves the love of his life with 44 years together, Virginia Schultz; sisters Caroline Mae Woollard and Nora M. Fellows; brother-in-law, Mike Fellows;...
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Joyce Phillips

March 10, 1928 - November 22, 2015

Joyce Phillips, longtime resident of Ashland, VA, and recently of Hampton, VA, passed away on November 22, 2015 at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Phillips; father, Bradford Carter; mother, Lizzie Hicks Carter; and great-granddaughter, Aurora Elizabeth Baez-Phillips.Joyce was an active member in the Independence Christian Church. She enjoyed singing in the choir...
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James Alban Bill

March 2, 1939 - November 21, 2015

James Alban Bill, 76, beloved husband, father, and grandfather died on November 21, 2015 surrounded by his wife, son, and daughter. As a reflection of his spirit, he never complained during his long struggle with Parkinson's Disease and dementia. Jim was the son of the late Alban and Irene Bill of Reedsburg, Wisconsin.Jim is survived by his wife of fifty years, Ann Marie Bachhuber Bill, and their...
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Charles J. Williams

January 27, 1925 - November 19, 2015

Charles J. "Chuck" Williams went to his Heavenly home on November 19, 2015. He was 90 years of age and had suffered from Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinsonism. His one desire was that "everyone go to Heaven."Charles was a native of Bluefield, VA, and moved to Norfolk his senior year of high school, graduating from Granby in 1942. He attended the Norfolk Division of the College of William &...
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George Williams

January 2, 1920 - November 18, 2015

George Williams, age 95, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2015. He was born on January 2, 1920, in Washington, D.C.Following graduation from Kalamazoo College, MI, George worked in the sweatshops of Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, MD before answering his calling to the education field and moving to Istanbul, Turkey in 1942. An internationalist, he taught and worked in administration at...
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Stephen Raymond Szuba

October 3, 1925 - November 18, 2015

Stephen Raymond Szuba, age 90, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on November 18, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ignatius and Mary Szuba and 3 siblings.Steve was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and enlisted in the Navy at age 17. He was accepted into the elite V-12 Navy College Training Program at St. Lawrence University. After completing his studies, he attended Officers'...
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Reva Mercedes Lackland

October 2, 1916 - November 16, 2015

Reva Mercedes Lackland, of Williamsburg, VA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, November 16, 2015 at the age of 99. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Lackland; daughter, Kym Lackland; and sons, Cliff Lackland and Eugene Lackland.She was employed by Colonial Williamsburg, was an avid member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church and was a member of the Elk Lodge. Reva also loved...
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Dennis Lee Swell

April 30, 1944 - November 15, 2015


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Elizabeth Ann Fortin

August 15, 1931 - November 15, 2015

Elizabeth A. Fortin, 84, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on November 15, 2015. She was preceded in death her mother and father, Doodoo Zeytoonian and Minus Elloian.She was a dedicated Real Estate Broker and an avid member at St. Bede Catholic church. Elizabeth is survived by her husband, H. Paul Fortin: her sons, Bradford Fortin and Bryan Fortin; and her two daughters-in-law, Carolyn Fortin and...
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Hugh M. Weaver

May 18, 1924 - November 13, 2015

Hugh M. Weaver, of Williamsburg, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the age of 91. Born on May 18, 1924 in Campobello, SC., he was the last of 18 children of Samuel Boyce Weaver and the 3rd child of second wife Martha Lula Hines. Hugh served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 and was a manager with Swift and Company from 1948 through 1972. He had a passion for colonial architecture...
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Wendy D. Hinkle

May 12, 1970 - November 13, 2015

On the evening of November 13, 2015, Wendy Denise Hinkle of Williamsburg passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Morgan and Molly; her parents, Carol and Paul Hinkle; her brother, Kevin "Hounddog" Hinkle, all of Williamsburg: her sister Beth Reinhardt of Tucson, Arizona; nieces, Holly and Maddison; and nephews, Mitchell and Marshall.She was born...
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Anne Dulany Bull

November 24, 1926 - November 12, 2015

Anne Howard Dulany Compton Bull, 88, died November 12, 2015. She is survived by her two daughters, Holly Compton Shields and Anne Carroll Bull and her husband Dan Winschel, both of Williamsburg; one son, Key Dulany Compton and his wife Linda of Savannah, Georgia. Also surviving is her brother Franklin Reed Dulany, Jr; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her...
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Virginia Prettyman Merrill

December 20, 1915 - November 11, 2015

Virginia Merrill ("Gini") died on November 11th, just 39 days short of her 100th birthday. She left Woodhaven Hall at Williamsburg Landing in Williamsburg, Virginia via the front door, accompanied by prayers and songs by staff, friends, and family, in the tradition of "The Fond Farewell."Gini is predeceased by her mother, Ethel Davis Prettyman, her father, Edwin Millis Prettyman, her brother,...
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Betsy Ann Fitzgerel

December 18, 1954 - November 9, 2015

Captain Betsy Fitzgerel, (USNR, Retired), 60, of Williamsburg, VA, died on Monday, November 9, 2015, following a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.Captain Fitzgerel was born in Naples, Italy to Captain John H. and Jessanne R. Fitzgerel. As a Navy junior, she moved frequently eventually settling in Columbia, South Carolina where she graduated from the University of South Carolina with honors...
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John Alfonzo Blackburn

February 13, 1923 - November 8, 2015

John A. Blackburn, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at the age of 92. A wake will be held on Wednesday, November 11, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Online condolences may be shared at www.nelsencares.com.
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Marcia MacKenzie Kirkpatrick

April 11, 1928 - November 7, 2015

Marcia MacKenzie Kirkpatrick, age 87, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on November 7, 2015. She was born on April 11, 1928 in Evansville, Indiana, daughter of Dr. Pierce and Dorothy Hardigg MacKenzie. Marcia attended Bosse High School and graduated from The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA. She was active in Student Government, and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta. She was...
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Nona Dell Wheeler

September 8, 1927 - November 6, 2015


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Edith Michel Davis

March 23, 1928 - November 4, 2015


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Marilyn Richards McGinty

June 6, 1936 - November 3, 2015

Surrounded by the love and warmth of her children and grandchildren, Marilyn Richards McGinty died on November 3, 2015. It was a sunny Election Day - "a good day for the Democrats" as she liked to say. Marilyn was born in Carbondale, PA and was raised in Honesdale, PA. In 1956 she married John J. McGinty of Hawley, PA. They raised their children in Philadelphia, PA. Marilyn attended...
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Norma Jo Cormier

November 22, 1933 - November 2, 2015

After a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, Norma Cormier, 81, wife of Col John Cormier (USAF Ret), passed away on November 2, 2015 at the Patriots Colony Springhouse assisted living facility in Williamsburg, Virginia. Norma was born in Vernon Texas and met John in Fort Worth while they were in high school. They were married in 1949 and became an Air Force family in 1951. Their marriage...
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Shelby Leigh Pressley

April 13, 1993 - November 1, 2015

Shelby Leigh Pressley, 22, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on November 1, 2015. She joins her father, Roderick Paulsen, who passed away in 1997. Shelby was born in Pueblo, Colorado and moved to Virginia with her mother, Lisa, and her sister, Heather, shortly after Roderick's death. She then grew up in the Williamsburg area.Shelby was a dedicated cheerleader at Bruton High School until she...
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Wayne MacDonald

September 2, 1952 - October 31, 2015


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John Charles Ruscus

July 21, 1942 - October 31, 2015

John C. Ruscus, a longtime resident of Williamsburg, VA, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015. A career Army Sergeant, John retired after 28 years and worked for FedEx Ground, Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg and Target. John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Monica; his brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Judi Ruscus; and 10 nieces and nephews.The visitation will be held on Thursday,...
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William Herbert Chamberlain

November 25, 1931 - October 31, 2015


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