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Sharon Thompson Broadwater

November 26, 1944 - December 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Steven Anthony Diefenbach

June 4, 1956 - December 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Gloria Sheppard Beane

October 5, 1924 - December 6, 2016

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, December 12 at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church for Gloria Sheppard Beane, who died on December 6 in Williamsburg, VA. A native of King and Queen County, VA, she had lived in the Williamsburg area since 1957. Mrs. Beane was valedictorian of her high school class, graduated from what is now Longwood University and taught elementary school students...
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Mary Lou Walten

July 20, 1942 - December 6, 2016

Mary Lou Walten, 74, of Governor's Land in Williamsburg, VA, died peacefully after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer, on December 6, 2016. The daughter of the late Robert and Doris (McCloskey) Miller, she was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Paterson State College, obtaining a BA in Mathematics. As a young woman, she dedicated herself to the profession of teaching junior...
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Janet Mikulicz

January 14, 1922 - December 5, 2016

Janet Mikulicz, 94, of Williamsburg, VA, formally from Toms River, NJ, passed away on December 5, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Helen Belakowski; sisters, Henrietta Virchick and Gloria Sulenski; and spouse, Joseph. Janet was a business owner and a member of St. Bede Catholic Church. She loved games and only a few could beat her at Scrabble. While living in New...
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Harley Glen Lewis

March 3, 1919 - December 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Charles Henry Criswell

January 11, 1938 - December 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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John Wayne Matherne

December 8, 1944 - December 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Gary Lee Atkinson

February 15, 1948 - December 2, 2016

Gary Atkinson, 68 years old and a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia died after a short illness on December 2, 2016.Prior to moving to Williamsburg, Gary lived in Fairport, New York. He was an engineer and employee of the Eastman Kodak Company. His early goal was to retire at the age of 55 and move to Williamsburg, Virginia so that he could golf or fish year round. His goal was met. Gary was...
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Frances Brankley Whitaker

March 18, 1922 - November 30, 2016

Frances Brankley Whitaker of Williamsburg, VA, died on November 30, 2016. She was born on March 18, 1922 in Mecklenburg County, VA to the late Lynn and Estelle Brankley.She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd (Sam) Whitaker; brothers, H.D., Floyd, Joe and Mac Brankley; sisters, Margaret Burton, Bettie Barnes, and Eunice Currin. Survivors include her daughter, Peggy Manger; granddaughters,...
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Sheryll Lynn Edwards

April 5, 1952 - November 28, 2016

Sheri L. Edwards, 64, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on November 28, 2016. She was born in Beaver Falls, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frances and George Rozich; sister, Donna Renzo; Aunt, Hazel Wickman; and granddaughter, Hazel Stevens.Sheri was strong willed, loving and caring. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved watching tear...
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Debra Jean Shiflette

July 4, 1959 - November 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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William Edmund Hewitt

October 6, 1943 - November 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Ruby Deaton Cleary

May 14, 1925 - November 26, 2016

Ruby Deaton Cleary went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 26, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She was 91 years old. Ruby was born Margaret Ruby Deaton, in Mount Gilead, NC on May 14, 1925. She grew up during austere times in a kind and loving Christian home. She moved to Newport News, VA in 1946 after marrying Grant Burris (deceased). From this union they bore 3...
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James Elroy Eacho

November 28, 1948 - November 23, 2016

James Elroy Eacho, 67, of Lanexa, VA, passed away on November 23, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a Command Sergeant Major (E9). James received military awards over his 30 plus years of dedicated service in the army while serving our great country.He is survived by his children, Amber Eacho and her son, CJ, and Bradley Eacho (Brandi) and their children, Emily and...
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Georgia Ann Morgan

December 12, 1937 - November 23, 2016

Georgia Ann Morgan, 78, passed peacefully on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. She was born in Berea, KY and was a graduate of Stanford High School and St. Catharine College in Springfield, KY. Georgia and husband Donald raised their family in Moon, VA in Mathews County. She taught in the Mathews County Public Schools and was an active member and church organist for Salem United Methodist Church....
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Zantha Goldeana McVey Brown Bassett

December 5, 1917 - November 21, 2016

Zantha Bassett (Gran), 98, Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully November 21st, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. She was an active participant in life, always determined to help and had a sharp mind. She was the third child born to the late Linden Guy and Francis Sparling McVey, December 5, 1917, in Brenham, Kansas. At an early age, the family moved to the farm in Kismet, Kansas,...
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Stewart Taylor Zink

March 17, 1929 - November 21, 2016

Retired Navy Captain Stewart Taylor Zink died peacefully on November 21, 2016, at age 87. Stew was a man of strength, courage, and faith. Born in Kansas City, MO, he was preceded in death by his parents, COL David Daniel Zink (USAR) and Virginia Taylor Zink; his brother David Daniel Zink, II; his first wife Edith (Dee) Pollock Zink; and his second wife Alice (Polly) Kingston Zink. Left to cherish...
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Gaetano Antonio Carrubba

June 13, 1932 - November 21, 2016

Gaetano Antonio Carrubba, 84, died peacefully at Patriots Colony in Williamsburg, Virginia. Mr. Carrubba is survived by a son, Gaetano Gerard Carrubba and his wife, Lori of Newport News, Virginia and a daughter, Tina Spezzano and her husband, Marc, of The Woodlands, Texas; He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Katherine Frances and Sarah Christina; sister, Josephine Carrubba of Palm Beach...
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Stephen Lambert Grimes

October 5, 1989 - November 19, 2016

Stephen Lambert Grimes, 27, passed away suddenly on November 19, 2016 in Williamsburg, VA.Stephen graduated Lafayette High School in 2007 and attended Old Dominion University, where he studied engineering.He enjoyed sports, woodworking, bowling and his pets, but most of all, he loved his family and making people laugh.He is preceded in death by his father, Michael A. Grimes. Survivors include...
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A. Marie Arsenault

July 26, 1934 - November 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Baird Ray Wonsey

February 17, 1926 - November 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Marjory June Menzel

March 3, 1926 - November 17, 2016

ALPHARETTA - Marjory June Diemer Menzel, Age 90 of Williamsburg, VA and formerly Darien, CT, died peacefully on November 18, 2016. She was born March 3, 1926 in New York City to Elmer Clyde and Charlotte Lillian Diemer. Marjory grew up in Westchester County, NY. She attended Columbia University and worked for Marshall Field's as a buyer in New York City. She met her future husband Rene Menzel...
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James Lowry Niles

October 30, 1946 - November 17, 2016

James Lowry Niles of Quinton, Virginia, died on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the age of 70. He was born and raised in Northern Virginia, and was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and Charles Niles; and his granddaughter, Harper Paige Niles.James was a retired veteran of the United States Army after 26 years of service, serving in the Vietnam War. During his service, he was awarded the...
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Gary Charles Williams

March 21, 1952 - November 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Rowena Elizabeth Wade

September 4, 1938 - November 15, 2016

Rowena "Jill" Elizabeth Wade (nee Edwards) passed away on November 15, 2016 at her Williamsburg, VA home with her husband, Ron, of 58 years at her side. She was a loving mother, wife, daughter and sister. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Owens; father, Woodrow Edwards and her brother, Woodrow Edwards Jr. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Wade; children: Karen Smiley (Daniel),...
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Carl Patrick Laughlin

September 28, 1931 - November 15, 2016

Carl Patrick Laughlin, MD, a physician for more than 50 years in Newport News and a member of the medical team for the original Mercury 7 astronauts at Langley Air Force Base, died November 14, 2016 at his home in Williamsburg from pancreatic cancer. He was 85.He was intelligent, compassionate and a consummate physician. Even in his final days, he never lost the core qualities that made him the...
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Donald Herbert McLain

October 1, 1926 - November 13, 2016

After celebrating 90 years of life, on November 13, 2016 Donald Herbert (Mac) McLain transitioned from this life to the next. A native of Ohio, he resided in Virginia after 23 years of service in the US Army, retiring as a W2. He was a veteran of WWII, Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. After retiring from the military, he worked for Colonial Williamsburg with 20 years of service as a mechanic...
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Sherman Main Clough

April 29, 1927 - November 12, 2016

Sherman Main Clough, Jr., 89, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on November 12, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne Parsons Clough.Sherm was raised in Brookline, Massachusetts and was a life-long Boston Red Sox fan. He briefly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946. He received his MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, class of 1950. He retired from...
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Ronald Dexter Williams

July 30, 1933 - November 11, 2016

Ronald Dexter Williams, of Williamsburg, died peacefully on November 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Dexter Williams; mother, Gladys Sekot; stepfather, Joseph Sekot; brother-in-law, Marshall Slawson; and his sister, Connie Slawson. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Carolyn Jean Williams; daughters, Ronda Williams, and Shana Turner; five grandchildren, Candace Riley,...
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Mildred Mary Brennan

June 29, 1922 - November 10, 2016

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Joel Steven Sheppard, Jr.

October 10, 1926 - November 9, 2016

Joel Steven Sheppard, Jr., of Williamsburg died peacefully on November 9, 2016 at age 90. Born in Henrico County, VA to Joel and Hazel Toombs Sheppard, "Joe" was preceded in death by his sisters: Bernice Totty, Eunice Hawkes and Mildred Berry. He is survived by his wife Bonnie Biddle Sheppard and 4 children: J. Steven Sheppard III (Roxanne), Bonnie G. Pizzeck (Don), Stephen A. Wesson and...
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Wayne Johnson Britt

June 29, 1942 - November 8, 2016

Wayne Johnson Britt was the son of Claudine Johnson Britt and Howard Lee Britt of Ivor, Virginia. He was born on June 29, 1942, spent his childhood living in Surry, Virginia and moved to Williamsburg with his family when he was sixteen. He graduated from James Blair High School in 1960 and attended Thomas Nelson Community College. He joined the United States Army Reserve in 1962 and received an...
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Jackie Chandler Brabon

July 14, 1947 - November 7, 2016

Jackie Chandler Brabon, 69, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on November 7, 2016 at the Hospice House of Williamsburg. She was born July 14, 1947 in Kenova, WV and graduated from Granby High School, Norfolk, VA. She was preceded in death by her father, Rex Owen Chandler and her mother, Helen Chandler Gruenke.Jackie worked 17 years at the Naval Air Reworks facility in Norfolk and was a Division...
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Marjorie Clark Ennis Campbell

March 9, 1928 - November 7, 2016

Marjorie Clark Ennis Campbell passed away on November 7, 2016 in Williamsburg, VA. Mrs. Campbell was born March 9, 1928 in Norristown, PA, the daughter of the late Glenn Clark Ennis and Lydia Barnshaw Ennis. She was the widow of Gordon Creston Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Sara Ennis Stratton.Mrs. Campbell graduated from Norristown High School, Bryn Mawr Hospital School...
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Dorothy Mable Stepp

August 30, 1921 - November 6, 2016

Mabel Stepp passed away Nov. 6, 2016, in Consulate Health Care in Williamsburg. Born Aug. 30, 1921 in Gretna, VA, she moved to Hampton in 1941 and Williamsburg in 1993. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Arlene Mayhew; brothers, John and Tom Mayhew; her husband of 49 years, Leroy Stepp; and great granddaughter, Sarah Pickrell. She is survived by her sister, Hazel Richards;...
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Michael Kenneth Myers

May 18, 1939 - October 29, 2016

Michael Kenneth Myers died October 29th at his home in Williamsburg, VA. A man of impeccable character and significant accomplishment, he leaves behind a remarkable legacy. Born May 18th, 1939 to Kenneth E. Myers and Vivian M. Stark, Michael Myers grew up in Portland, Oregon. He received a B.A. from Willamette University (1962) and continued his education at Columbia University, where he...
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Clotilde Olivia Curtis

June 3, 1930 - October 29, 2016

Clotilde Olivia Curtis passed away October 29, 2016. Born in Panama on June 3, 1930, she is survived by her daughter, Meosotis (Meo) Curtis and her husband, Jeff; daughter, Maria Bakley and her husband, Edward (Ed); son, Joseph (Joe) Curtis and his wife, Karel; son, Shepard (Shep) Curtis; grandchildren, Cynthia (Cindy) Smith and her husband, William (Bill), Kristina Workman and her husband,...
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Varujan John DeMelkon

May 25, 1961 - October 27, 2016

Varujan John DeMelkon, age 55, passed away suddenly at his home in Williamsburg, VA, on October 27, 2016.John was a master jeweler/gemologist and the owner of "Designs by Varujan, Inc." in Williamsburg, VA. A member of the Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce, he was also a sponsor of numerous local charities and loved fishing, archeology and watching documentaries.Preceding him in death is his...
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Marjory Arlene Greenwood

May 4, 1925 - October 27, 2016

Marjory Arlene Greenwood, 91, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed to eternity in the presence of loving family on Thursday, October 27. Mrs. Greenwood was born in Sterling, Colorado, to George and Grace Hofstetter Kohler. She grew up on a farm in Kersey, Colorado and became a licensed beautician. After WWII she met and married Gerald Arthur Greenwood of Greeley, Colorado. Married for 67 years, the...
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Marjorie Lena Beasley

December 5, 1929 - October 26, 2016

Marjorie Lena Beasley, 86, of Toano, VA, crossed over the river to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. She was survived by her daughter, Lorraine Beasley (Steve White); grandchildren, Jason, Michele, and Jared Arthur; Tony Beasley (Jess), Angie Jones (Jeff); one great-grandchild, Mo Beasley; brother, Jimmy Miller; sisters, Peggy Owen (Bill), Shirley Miller and sister-in-law, Vivian...
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Doris Mary Staudinger

May 1, 1928 - October 26, 2016

Doris Mary Staudinger, 88, ascended to our Heavenly Father on October 26, 2016 in her home surrounded by loved ones. A longtime resident of Williamsburg, Virginia, Doris was an avid gardener and chef.She was born on May 1, 1928 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to the late Winfred and Corrine Theriault. In 1949, Doris married John Joseph, where they moved numerous times across the country. They settled...
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Lottie S. Glista

September 22, 1929 - October 26, 2016

Lottie S. Glista, 87, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on October 26, 2016. She was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church. Lottie is survived by her husband, Henry Glista; her son, Robert Glista; and her daughter, Susan Pritchard. A mass will be held on Thursday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, VA. The family requests no flowers at this...
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Carolyn Patricia Pulley

December 6, 1931 - October 25, 2016

Carolyn P. Pulley passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at her home in Williamsburg after a brief illness. The youngest child of Rose Bradshaw and Lloyd Clarence Pulley, she was born December 6, 1931, in the town of Ivor in Southampton County, Virginia. She was pre-deceased by her parents, four brothers, one half-brother, and four sisters. She is survived by her brother J. Reid Pulley and...
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Mary Virginia Shaw Warren

July 30, 1927 - October 25, 2016

Virginia Shaw Warren, 89, died as graciously as she lived on Tuesday, October 25. Born in Wilmington, NC on July 30, 1927, Virginia attended Westhampton College (now University of Richmond), where she met her future husband, William H. Warren (Bill). Together they raised five children during Bill's career progression that led them from Richmond to Roanoke Rapids, NC, Ashland, VA, West...
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John Raymond Anderson

December 27, 1927 - October 24, 2016

John Anderson of 2901 Francis Chapman, W., Williamsburg, Virginia, departed this life on Monday, October 24, 2016, at home, in the company of his family. He was 89. He was born in Richmond, Indiana on December 27, 1926, and was the last surviving son of 5 boys. He was the son of Mary and Norbert Anderson. He served in the United States Navy from 15 June 1945 to 10 October 1952 and was a...
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Samuel Kennett Wasaff, Jr.

November 3, 1939 - October 24, 2016

Col Samuel Wasaff, Jr. (US Army, Ret) passed on peacefully on October 24, 2016 at Sentara Regional Hospital with his family by his side. He was born to Samuel and Afifa Wasaff and survived by his wife, Kay, children, Jeannie (Alan), Amy (Chris), Steven (Pam), as well as his beloved grandchildren, Katie, Karley, Emily and Maegan. Sam was very proud of his children and grandchildren and warned...
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Jane Riggle Vanaken

February 17, 1940 - October 22, 2016

Jane R. VanAken, 76, wife of John VanAken and mother of John III, David and Andy VanAken, died on October 22, 2016. She was born in Washington, PA on February 17, 1940, the daughter of Dr. Paul and Evelyn Riggle. She graduated Goucher College in Towson, MD where she received a BA in Biology. She then worked at the Pepper Laboratory at the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania.She...
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Sherri Lin Sheldon

August 5, 1959 - October 22, 2016

Sherri Lin Sheldon, 57, of Houston, Minnesota, died on October 22, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Eva Wright, and her sister, Angel Wright. Growing up, Sherri was a gymnast. She joined the Army and became a part of the Army Gymnastics Team before a back injury led to her discharge. In her spare time, she loved to sew and quilt. She was a wonderful wife, mother and...
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Albert Charles Gotthardt

March 19, 1938 - October 21, 2016

Albert "Al" Charles Gotthardt, 78, died peacefully on October 21, 2016, at The Hospice House in Williamsburg, Virginia, surrounded by his family.He leaves his wife of 55 years, Rose Gotthardt; two daughters, Tracey Gotthardt and her husband David Tessler, and Kelly Gotthardt her husband Marc Lambiotte, four grandchildren, Aidan and Sofia Lambiotte and River and Sierra Tessler, and many close...
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Kim Miller Rice

June 11, 1948 - October 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Edward Walter Moriarty

May 6, 1952 - October 19, 2016

Edward W. Moriarty of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away at home peacefully on October 19, 2016 after an eight year battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his beloved wife Debbie and daughter Katie.Ed was born on May 6, 1952 in Albany, New York. Ed attended SUNY at Plattsburgh, New York and received a B.A. in Political Science. He enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 19 and...
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Carol Ann Costello

May 5, 1959 - October 19, 2016

Carol Ann Costello, age 57, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Carol was very loving and cared for everyone that she met. She started the women's chapter of The Powhatan Moose Lodge and went on to be a member of the Williamsburg Moose Lodge and achieved all of the women's honors while a member. She worked in the banking industry as a head teller and then transferred into the loan...
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Winfred Macklin

September 19, 1933 - October 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Vincent Joseph Byrne

April 1, 1935 - October 18, 2016

Vincent Joseph Byrne, Sr., age 81, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2016 at home. He was born on April 1, 1935, in Philadelphia, PA; attended St. Joseph's Preparatory School and then went on to graduate from St. Joseph's University in 1957, earning an A.B. degree in psychology. In 1966 he received a master's degree in education from the University of Rochester.Vince,...
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Patricia Murph Newlands

June 18, 1940 - October 16, 2016

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Shirley Kathleen Meyer

December 14, 1944 - October 14, 2016

TOANO - (12/14/1944 - 10/14/2016) Shirley passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Leukemia. She is survived by her father Donald DeMuth of Cornville, AZ,; her husband of nearly 47 years, Doug; Two sons, Michael (Nicole) of Naperville, IL and Matthew (Sara) of Alto MI. She was born in Yuma, AZ, lived in Grand Rapids, MI and retired to the Williamsburg, VA area. She taught for 33...
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Robert Carlton Wiltshire

June 30, 1931 - October 13, 2016

Robert C. Wiltshire, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the age of 85.He graduated from Virginia Tech and served in the Army during the Korean conflict. He was a civil engineer employed by Newport News Shipyard for eighteen years, then Alabama Power. After retirement, Bob loved working in his son's business, Extra Mile Landscapes. He was an Elder Emeritus of Grace...
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Robert William Champagne

September 18, 1949 - October 12, 2016

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Vincent Dwayne Francois

March 16, 1971 - October 10, 2016

Vincent Dwayne Francois was born March 16, 1971 in Ft Benning, GA. He served in the US Navy and in 2009 accepted his call to the ministry. He attended Liberty University where he obtained a Bachelor in Religion with a minor in Christian Counseling in 2012. He was currently on the path to fulfilling a Masters of Divinity degree. Vincent was known as a devout Christian, loving and kind man. He...
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Agnes Catherine Ivy

September 16, 1926 - October 9, 2016

Agnes Catherine Ivy, 90, the daughter of Samuel Anderson and Jeanette Kirkland, of Glasgow, Scotland, passed away on October 9, 2016.She was born in Kenmore, Ohio, September 16, 1926 and was raised by Margaret Glen Anderson, her loving father's second wife.Agnes attended and graduated from Hower Vocational High School of Akron, Ohio, where she met her future husband. She married Marion Richard...
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Malvin John Leininger

September 28, 1927 - October 7, 2016

Malvin "Mal" Leininger passed away peacefully at VCU in Richmond with adoring family members by his side. Mal was the cherished husband of Margaret "Peggy" Leininger and lived at Brookdale Senior Living in Williamsburg, VA.Along with his wife of 63 years, Malvin is survived by six children; Eileen Leininger and her husband, Alan Titcomb, Jean Anne Leininger and her husband, Michael Beukema, John...
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Clay Alexander Batchelor

November 29, 1976 - October 6, 2016

Clay Alexander Batchelor, Jr. (Alex) passed away suddenly on October 6, 2016 at the age of 39. He was born Nov. 29, 1976 and resided in Williamsburg, VA. Alex attended Bunn High School and Wake Technical Community College. Like his father, he had a love and talent for working with cars and was an avid Tar Heel fan. He had a great sense of humor, intense love for his family, and a gentle, kind...
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Alice Faye Kulmayer

July 20, 1939 - October 6, 2016

Alice Faye Garris Kulmayer, 77, passed away at her home in Williamsburg, Virginia on October 6, 2016, after a long struggle with dementia.Born and raised in Lakeview, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Carl Johnson Garris and Hortense Page Garris. She was preceded in death by her husband Colonel (U.S. Army Retired) Joseph L. Kulmayer; and brothers Randy Garris and Colonel (U.S....
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Marian Joanne Oliver Block

September 17, 1930 - October 6, 2016

We sadly announce the passing of Marian Joanne Oliver Block (Joanne) on October 6, 2016, after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's Disease. The second daughter born to George and Genevieve Oliver on September 17, 1930, Joanne grew up in Yakima, Washington. Joanne's great inspirations included her Dad -in addition to teaching school, he taught Sunday school, founded a local Boys Club,...
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George Beers Dibble

October 31, 1938 - October 6, 2016

Colonel (Ret) George Beers Dibble, Jr., 77, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away on October 6, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Frances and George Dibble, Sr.; and his sister, Mary Frances. In addition to earning a Baccalaureate Degree from the University of Alabama, he attained his Master's Degree in Business from Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts Colonel Dibble's...
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Naomi Faith Marrow

August 3, 1939 - October 5, 2016

Naomi Faith Marrow of Williamsburg, VA, beloved community member and theatre director died on October 5, 2016 at the age of 77.A service will held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:30am at Olive Branch Christian Church, 7643 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188. In lieu of flowers and cards, donations can be made to the Backstage Productions Building fund www.gofundme.com/naomisvillage or Olive...
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Richard Walker Coakley

February 28, 1926 - October 4, 2016

Richard Walker Coakley died on October 4th after a brief illness at Sentara Hospital in Williamsburg VA. Richard was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland on February 28, 1926. He achieved rank of eagle scout and graduated high school in 1943. He then attended Franklin and Marshall College preparing for his military service in the US Navy and Northwestern University in the V-7 midshipman school. He...
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Donna Davis Murphy

March 31, 1928 - October 3, 2016

Donna Davis Murphy, 88, passed away on October 3, 2016. She was born on March 31, 1928 to the late William and Meada Davis. After attending Hollins College in Roanoke, VA, she married Paul J.B. Murphy, Jr, a career Army officer whom she accompanied to various domestic and foreign stations. In later years she served as Registrar at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, VA. Left to...
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Annelie Elizabeth Dippre

February 10, 1925 - October 1, 2016

Anna Dippre, age 91, passed peacefully on Saturday, October 1st, 2016. Born on February 10, 1925 in Belgium, she lived in Germany before coming to the United States in 1951. Anna is survived by her son Dale Dippre and his wife Lenora; daughter Beatrice Laubach and her husband Jon; grandchildren Chris and his wife Liz, Cheryl and her husband Chris, Rebecca and her husband Cain; and great...
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Alan James Geel

October 9, 1923 - October 1, 2016

Alan James Geel, 92, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2016 in Williamsburg, VA. He was born on October 9, 1923 in Chicago, Ill. His parents were Albert James and Anne Metzger Geel. His Mother died when he was 9 years old and his step mother Dorothy, helped raise he and his sister, Patti. He attended Charles Churz High School in Chicago. After graduation he joined the Navy in March, 1943 and...
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Ruth M. Hughes

January 21, 1924 - September 28, 2016

Ruth Marie Hughes, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away peacefully on September 28, 2016 at the age of 92. She was born in Superior, Wisconsin on January 21, 1924 to Pastor Roland Carl Schlueter and Anna Herbener. Ruth was a second grade teacher for many years. After retirement, she and her husband Jim settled in Williamsburg where she began her second career volunteering at Colonial...
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Patricia Dibert O'Neill

December 1, 1926 - September 27, 2016

Patricia Louise Dibert O'Neill died September 27 at 4:10 in the afternoon at Riverside Doctor's Hospital in Williamsburg, VA of stroke related causes. She was born in Altoona, PA and married November 24, 1951 at St. Agnes, in West Chester, PA to Edward F. O'Neill, who preceded her in death in 2009. Predeceased loved ones include parents, John and Maggie Dibert of Altoona, PA; and sister,...
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Abraham Brookins Gardner

April 18, 1922 - September 26, 2016

Abraham Gardner was born in North Adams, Massachusetts on April 18, 1922 and passed away on September 26, 2016. He is proceeded in death by his mother, Dorothy Haskins, his father, Abraham Gardner Sr., his first wife, Jeanne Marie Gardner, and his step-son, Curtis Parker. Raised in Bennington, Vermont, his best memories as a child were visiting his maternal grandparents 600 acre home in Savoy,...
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David Parry Dry

June 15, 1931 - September 26, 2016

David Parry Dry, 85, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2016. David was a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Williamsburg where he was involved in many things, including serving on the vestry and singing in the choir.David was a career military man like his father and took great pride in supporting anything Air Force but also any other branch of the armed services. ...
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Barbara Holden Denkins

September 9, 1941 - September 23, 2016

Williamsburg - Barbara Holden Denkins, 75, passed away on September 23, 2016 after a long illness. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 54 years, Frank E. Denkins, Jr; son, Todd C. Denkins (Louise); brother, Philip F. Holden (Doreen); and 5 grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 6-8:00 PM at Nelsen...
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Margaret Ellen Counce

March 2, 1930 - September 23, 2016

Peggy Counce passed away on September 23, 2016 surrounded by loving family with songs and stories in the air. She leaves her devoted husband of nearly 60 years William Crowe Counce of Williamsburg, VA; her daughters Louise Edsall (of Manassas, VA) and Elizabeth Luther (of Chesapeake, VA) and sons William Counce (of Scottsdale, AZ) and Christopher Counce (of Bozeman, MT). Peg built a strong family...
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William Henry Hunt

August 28, 1940 - September 22, 2016

William Henry Hunt of Williamsburg passed away on September 22, 2016 after a short but fierce battle with a rare, aggressive form of kidney cancer. Bill was born in Penhook, Virginia, on August 28, 1940, the son of Henry Thomas and Carrie Donley Hunt. He was a loving husband and father, a brilliant scientist, a kind and patient co-worker and a good friend. Bill is survived by his wife of 38...
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Jack Lewis Cole, Sr.

May 18, 1930 - September 20, 2016

On September 19, 2016, Jack Lewis Cole, Sr., passed away quietly in Hospice House of Williamsburg. Originally a native of West Virginia, he spent most of his life in Williamsburg with his loving family working as a machinist tool maker at the Naval Weapon Station in Yorktown. He retired after 33-years of Federal Service.His loving wife of 66 years, Frances, continues to lead the family consisting...
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Lorraine Elizabeth Legere

October 24, 1924 - September 19, 2016

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Donald Cruse Shepler

December 16, 1948 - September 19, 2016

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David Lee Cropper

October 30, 1936 - September 18, 2016

David Lee Cropper, age 79, passed away at his home in Williamsburg on Sunday, September 18, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on October 30, 1936 where he grew up and graduated high school; later he resided several years in Youngstown, Ohio and in Woodbridge, Virginia before retiring in Williamsburg. David was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Cropper...
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Jeannie Thomas Juraschek

October 11, 1952 - September 18, 2016

Jean (Jeannie) Thomas Juraschek, 63, a former bank manager, with an infectious laugh and big smile, died Sunday night after a courageous two-year battle with brain cancer.Jeannie is survived by Ted Juraschek, her husband of 35 years, and her brother, Robert Thomas, and his wife, Rosann Caputo Thomas. She was a wonderful and devoted wife, friend, sister-in-law, aunt and businesswoman who lived...
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Leonard Sargeant

March 5, 1931 - September 17, 2016

Leonard Sargeant III, 85, of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Bluefield, VA, Charleston, WV, and Hilton Head, SC, died Saturday, September 17, 2016, after a long illness. He will be remembered as a caring friend to many and a loving husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Sargeant was born in Fairmont, WV, the son of Leonard and Fay Watson Sargeant. After his public schooling in Fairmont,...
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Arthur Leonard Legault

June 14, 1920 - September 17, 2016

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Linwood Earl Ashby, Jr.

November 1, 1927 - September 16, 2016

Linwood Earl (Lin) Ashby, Jr., 88, a resident of Williamsburg, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg.Lin was born on November 1, 1927 in Ohio. He was predeceased by his father, Linwood Earl Ashby, Sr., his mother, Alma Bauder, a stepmother, Bertie G. Ashby and a brother, Albert R. Ashby, Sr.Lin is survived by his devoted wife of forty years,...
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Betsy Turlington Storey

January 19, 1930 - September 16, 2016

Betsy Turlington Storey of Williamsburg, VA, died peacefully on September 16, 2016, at the age of 86.Betsy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose greatest joy was the happiness and well-being of her family. Following her retirement, she and her cherished husband traveled the United States enjoying the beauty of this nation. She blessed others with her love,...
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Albert Lee Hutchens

October 10, 1941 - September 16, 2016

Albert Lee Hutchens Jr., was born in Statesville, NC to Albert and Laura Hutchens. He graduated from Mitchell Junior College and Appalachian State University with a Bachelors in Accounting. He served in the United States Army for three years, which included a tour in Korea. Afterwards, he worked for an accounting firm in Washington, DC then for the Department of Defense at Vint Hill Farms...
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William Marshall Moore

April 22, 1955 - September 16, 2016

William "Bill" Moore of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away on September 16, 2016 after a courageous fight with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Audrey Moore. He is also survived by his daughter, Kimberly Moore Honrine with husband, Jordan, and by his son, Michael Moore with fiancée Beth Henley. Daddy Bill leaves behind three adoring grandchildren, Cora Moore, Logan Honrine,...
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Patricia Ann Bowers

February 11, 1935 - September 13, 2016

Patricia Ann Bowers, 81, passed away on September 13, 2016. She was born in Norwich, NY on February 11, 1935. Pat attended Norwich High School and then the University of New York where she achieved a Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in accounting. Pat became an Administrative Assistant and worked for Dryden Community College. She was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church and the Women's...
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Hilda Lucia Mendez

May 6, 1924 - September 9, 2016

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David William Kemble

April 9, 1936 - September 9, 2016

David William Kemble, a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia for 10 years, passed away on September 9, 2016 at the age of 80 after a long battle with cancer.David was born in Long Branch, New Jersey and graduated in 1958 from St. Lawrence University. He served as a navigator in the Navy aboard the USS Waldron before moving to Maryland and beginning his career in investment banking. He retired from...
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Morgan Vance Shinholser

August 5, 1968 - September 9, 2016

Morgan Vance Shinholser passed away September 9, 2016, in Williamsburg, Va.He was one of the most kind, caring, hardworking, and big hearted guy who found rest from his heart condition suddenly yesterday. Morgan Vance Shinholser was 48 on Aug. 5, 2016. He had crammed a lot of living into those years, always willing to help a friend or someone down on his luck. To say he was a "one-of-a- kind"...
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Jack Ronald Boren

April 6, 1930 - September 9, 2016

With sadness, we, his Sons and Daughters-in-love, share that Jack Boren left his body and entered into Heaven with his savior, Jesus, Friday, September 9th. He was 86. He lived in Williamsburg, VA. He was born in Evansville, IN and raised in Fort Branch, IN. He also lived in New Albany, IN; Jeffersonville, IN; East Brunswick, NJ; Newtown, PA; Lake of the Woods, VA; and Herndon, VA. He met...
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Frank Phillip Friedland

August 5, 1942 - September 7, 2016

Frank Phillip Friedland, 74, was born on August 5, 1942 to Raye and Sidney Friedland in Newport News, Virginia. He passed away on September 7, 2016 at home.Frank graduated from Newport News High School, East Carolina University and earned his CLU and ChFC from American College. He was a life insurance agent who was awarded many recognitions during his 45 year career, including man of the year...
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Linda Marlene Monahan

December 28, 1947 - September 7, 2016

Linda Marlene Monahan, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away on September 7, 2016 at the age of 68.Linda loved fishing off her backyard pier, rooting for her Redskins, her flowers and hummingbirds. She greatly adored her family and friends, and her grandkids were her world. She was a lover of life.She was predeceased by her mother, Dorothy Monahan; brother, Ronnie Newton; father, Clarence Newton,...
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James Mooney

December 27, 1946 - September 7, 2016

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Sarah Whitcomb Lieurance

March 25, 1919 - September 6, 2016

Sally Lieurance of Williamsburg Landing died peacefully on September 6, 2016. She was born in Hayden, Indiana on March 25, 1919 to John W. and Louise D. Whitcomb. Sally was a registered nurse and an airline stewardess for TWA from 1940 to 1941. She met her husband, Newton A. Lieurance on an airplane over LaSalle, IL. Newt and Sally moved to northern VA where they raised their three children. ...
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Phu Huynh

August 25, 1954 - September 6, 2016

Phu N. Huynh, 62, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away comfortably on September 6, 2016, at the hospital surrounded by family and friends. She was born August 25, 1954, in Saigon, Vietnam, the daughter of Pham Huynh and Lien Nguyen. She was the second oldest of 7 siblings. In August of 1982, she married Hao H. Ho. She came to the U.S. in 2006 with her family to pursue a better future for her...
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Mildred L. Besnier

October 27, 1938 - September 6, 2016

Mildred L. Besnier, a resident of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on September 6, 2016 at the age of 77.Millie was a member of the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church for 50 years. She was employed as a teacher by the York County School System, and after retiring, enjoyed being a member of Williamsburg Women's Chorus and Sweet Adeline's singing groups. She loved music, her cats, birds and chocolate....
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