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Nancy Freeman Campbell

August 30, 1944 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Elizabeth Ann Cranman

August 26, 1920 - January 8, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Ingrid Martha Jahn

June 17, 1936 - January 7, 2018

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Ruth Navamanie Mathew

January 8, 1945 - January 6, 2018

Mrs. Ruth Navamanie Mathew died peacefully in her sleep on January 6, 2018, just 2 days short of her 73rd birthday. George, her devoted husband of 44 years was at her side. She is survived by her husband Mr. George Mathew, her daughter Dr. Jennifer Mathew-Lewis, her son-in-law Dr. John Lewis and her 3 grandchildren, Elsa, Elia and John Ezra Mathew-Lewis. She is also survived by her elder sisters...
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Shirley Louise Arvidson Basley

January 10, 1935 - January 6, 2018

Shirley Arvidson Basley, 82, of Lanexa, VA passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2018. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Stifel, her father, Martin Arvidson; her sisters, Martha Pierce and Anne Green; and her husband of 56 years, Commander Raymond C. Basley, USN Retired.She was a United States Navy military wife and an active participant in the VFW Womens' Auxilliary group, the Red Hats,...
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Ann Leinbach Heller

April 12, 1953 - January 5, 2018

Ann Leinbach Heller of Williamsburg, Virginia, formerly of Reading, Pennsylvania; Mathews, Virginia; and Urbanna, Virginia, passed away January 5, 2018.She is survived by her daughter, Beth Ann Lukasewycz Mitchem, son-in-law, Wesley Mitchem and grandchildren Mason and Luke Mitchem of Williamsburg, Virginia; brother, Peter T. Leinbach and sister-in-law, Christine Leinbach of Buford, Georgia; niece...
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Rose Yzzi

April 8, 1920 - January 5, 2018

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Richard Lawrence Bennett

May 31, 1943 - January 4, 2018

Rick Bennett died unexpectedly in his home on January 4th, 2018 in Williamsburg, VA at the age of 74. Marian, his wife of 49 years, was at his side. He is survived by his children Amy Dragstra (Wiebe), Will Bennett (Christy), John Paul Bennett (Nora); and six grandchildren. Rick taught as a special education teacher in York County for 28 years and served in the Marines and the Marine Corps...
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Richard Edward Mackin

November 22, 1931 - January 2, 2018

Richard Edward "Dick" Mackin, 86, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Riverside Doctors Hospital in Williamsburg, as a result of heart failure. He leaves his wife of 61 years, Sue (Stapleton) Mackin; two sons, Michael (Mary), Patrick (Jeanne); grandchildren Kathleen (Christian Kline), Benjamin (Ashley), Annah, and Samuel; great grandsons Sean and Daniel Kline; and many close friends. He is...
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Charles Elwood Eubank

June 27, 1938 - December 31, 2017

Charles Elwood Eubank, 79, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, and later retired as a self-employed carpenter.He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Mildred Eubank; and brother, John Hartwell Eubank. Charles is survived by his wife, Carol S. Eubank; son, Daryl Eubank (Mia); daughters, Christine Hodges (Drew...
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Louise May Moore

May 19, 1929 - December 30, 2017

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Caleb Meyers Brickhouse

August 22, 1938 - December 29, 2017

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Thomas Edward Reynolds

October 27, 1924 - December 28, 2017

Major Thomas Edward Reynolds USAF (Retired) of Williamsburg, VA passed away Thursday December 28, 2017, at Brookdale of Williamsburg.Ed is survived by his wife of 71 years, Harlena, only child Debbie Cobb (Arnold), two granddaughters Whitney and Taylor, and two great granddaughters Ansley and Adleigh.Born in Winston Salem, NC October 27, 1924, Ed was of the "greatest generation". He volunteered...
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James Dustin Herakovich

January 7, 1970 - December 27, 2017

James Dustin Herakovich left this world to be with his Lord in heaven on December 27, 2017. When he arrived in heaven, he was greeted by his parents, Carol and Jim (Rocky) Herakovich, and dogs Blue and Rock, with hugs, (barks), and lots of love. Dustin was born on January 7, 1970 in Hammond, Indiana. He will be remembered as an amazing, giving man with a most sincere soul. He was a devoted...
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James Perisie

September 8, 1921 - December 25, 2017

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James Francis Gray

July 15, 1938 - December 25, 2017

James F. Gray was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 15, 1938 and passed away on a glorious Christmas morning, December 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julia and Bernard Gray of Philadelphia, PA; and brother, Bernard Gray of Yardley, PA. Jim is survived by his beloved wife Katie of 54 years, and two daughters, Margaux "Margo" Gray-Afanasyev (Cyril) of Cranford, NJ and...
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Debra Jean Jones

February 2, 1960 - December 24, 2017

Debra Jean Jones, 57, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Alice Wilson; parents, Mary Lyon and Thomas Piggott; uncle, George Wilson; aunt, Elizabeth Brown; and great nephew Adren Garnett. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Terrence Jones; two sons, Tyrelle Jones of Williamsburg, Corey Jones ...
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Victor Aderton

November 11, 1918 - December 23, 2017

Victor Aderton, 99, passed from this life to his new home in heaven on December 23, 2017. He will be remembered for his love of family and friends, and for his contagious interests in history, gardening, painting, birding and all of nature. Vic's pursuit of knowing God and his creative mind serve as a rich legacy for all who knew him.Victor was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, sisters Hope...
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Kevin Reed Ashe

September 27, 1958 - December 22, 2017

Kevin Reed Ashe, 59, of Williamsburg, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 following an extended illness. He was born on September 27, 1958 in Newport News, VA to the late Carl Reed Ashe and the late Willie Mae Doughty Ashe. Kevin is survived by his two sisters, Carolyn Phaup (Carroll) and Debra Colwill (Charles); son, Keith Reed Ashe; nieces, Robin Wertel (Rick) and Bonnie Forman; nephew,...
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Hwa Sun Diaz

February 10, 1949 - December 21, 2017

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Allen Ray Elkins

March 17, 1931 - December 21, 2017

Allen Ray Elkins was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on March 17, 1931 and passed away December 21, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wyatt and Ruby McKinney Elkins of Knoxville, Tn., and his beloved wife of 52 years, Patricia Ann Elkins, of Williamsburg, Va. He is survived by daughter Ashley Zesinger (Greg) of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., and daughter Allison Elkins of Sandy Springs, Ga.;...
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Patricia Ann Ridley

April 9, 1953 - December 20, 2017

Patricia "Pat" Ann Ridley, 64, of Williamsburg, Virginia, formerly of San Marcos, California, died at home on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, with her family at her side, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born on April 9, 1953, in Pleasant Valley, New York, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Wyatt and Virginia Glover Wyatt. Pat was retired from Republic Indemnity Insurance in San...
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Frank W. Damroth

February 28, 1932 - December 20, 2017

Frank Damroth, 85, died December 20th at VCU Hospital in Richmond, Va. The family held a private burial service December 22nd at Amelia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, Va. Frank, an Army Veteran of the Korean war, lived with his family in Princeton, NJ, while working in the financial sector in New York City before moving to Williamsburg in 1993, launching a 19 year career as a Realtor along with his...
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Aaron Michael Locke

July 23, 1975 - December 19, 2017

Aaron Michael Locke, 42, of Toano (formerly of Kansas City), passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Calvin John Locke and father-in-law, Evan Brumble.He was a former member of the USAF, and met his wife while stationed in Missouri. He worked in several different areas for Verizon, ending his 19 year career as an equipment engineer. He enjoyed his...
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Wortham Henry Fields

October 24, 1924 - December 19, 2017

FIELDS, Wortham H., Jr., "Sonny", 93, of Hanover, VA, died on December 19, 2017.Prior to retirement, Sonny worked for Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company and Ukrops. He was a faithful member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church, having served as the chairperson of the building fund, a trustee, and retired treasurer. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially with the "Lil" Hunt Club.He is survived by...
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Florence Emily Montealegre

March 23, 1930 - December 19, 2017

Florence Emily Montealegre (née Kissman) died after a short illness in Williamsburg, Virginia at the age of 87.She is survived by her children Steven(Barbara), Beth(Carl) and James(Barbara), 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William.Florence was born in Bridgeman, Michigan on March 23, 1930, to immigrants Edward and Bertha Kissman. She was part...
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Jeanette Paige Doheny

June 21, 1931 - December 18, 2017

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jeanette Doheny, 86, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017. She was born in Newport News, Virginia on June 21, 1931 and was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula. She was preceded in death by her parents, William N. and Ina Mae Eken; first husband, Lonnie A. Morgan; brother, William T. Eken; sister, Elizabeth Timberlake; and second husband,...
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Evelyn Farmer Bagby

May 4, 1927 - December 17, 2017

Bagby, Evelyn Farmer, 90, of Williamsburg, Virginia, went to be with Jesus, December 17, 2017.Evelyn was a legal secretary, loving wife, and beloved mother.She is survived by her life-long friend and husband, Carlton Talmadge Bagby; son, Carlton; and two daughters, Debra and Harriette. She will be missed.A memorial service will be held at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown...
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Chester James Brooks

June 14, 1956 - December 16, 2017

Chester James Brooks, 61, a resident of Hampton, Virginia, died December 16, 2017. He was employed by Eastern State Hospital as a Facilities Engineer and was a member of the Army National Guard.Chester enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching wrestling, being at the beach, collecting cars and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his wife, Stephanie Brooks; father, Cecil Brooks, Sr....
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Audrey Christina Mary Fowler Jarman

May 11, 1929 - December 16, 2017

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was born in Worcestershire, England in 1929 and came to the United States in 1946 as a war bride, arriving in New York's Ellis Island on the Queen Elizabeth. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert S. Feller; daughter, Denise Palmeri; first husband, Peter Yannatos; second husband, Robert Feller; sisters,...
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Susan Lynn Pruitt

May 14, 1959 - December 14, 2017

Susan Lynn Pruitt, 58, died December 14, 2017, in Williamsburg, Virginia.She was born to Helen and Charles Pruitt on May 14, 1959 and grew up in Newport News, Virginia. Susan was a 1977 graduate of Menchville High School and also graduated from Thomas Nelsen Community College. She retired from Colonial Williamsburg.She is predeceased by her mother, Helen Pruitt. Survivors include her father,...
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Kathleen Marie Lytikainen

September 4, 1943 - December 13, 2017

Kathleen "Kathy" Marie (Lind) Lytikainen, age 74, passed away on December 13th, 2017 in Williamsburg, VA.Born on September 4, 1943 and raised in L'Anse, MI, Kathy was the daughter of the late Victor A. Lind and Lillian (Stahl) Lind. She was the valedictorian of the L'Anse High School class of 1961. Kathy married Robert C. Lytikainen on September 23rd, 1963. Together, they raised three sons...
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Mary Jo Weldon

November 5, 1923 - December 12, 2017

Mary Jo Weldon made her way to heaven on December 12, 2017 after living a rich and happy life of 94 years. Born on November 5, 1923 in Bassett, Arkansas, she moved in her early years with her mother, father and older brother through the small towns and farm country of northern Mississippi and west Tennessee. Her fondest childhood memories came from growing up on the Henning Farm along the banks...
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Russell Hugh Chandler

April 22, 1951 - December 10, 2017

Russell Hugh Chandler, 66, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was predeceased by his parents, Anita and Russell Chandler.Russell served with the US Army for three years as a communications operator while stationed in Germany. He later retired from the College of William and Mary after 30 years as utilities mechanic. In his spare time Russell enjoyed astronomy and...
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Rosemarie D. Hall

March 11, 1928 - December 9, 2017

Rosemarie D. Hall departed life peacefully at home on December 9th; she was 89 years old. A lifelong resident of James City County, she spent all but her final 12 years on her family property in the Grove area of the county. For decades in the mid-1900's, she owned the structure that served as a landmark country store for the local people. She leased the building that was variously operated as...
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Charles S. Brown

October 1, 1920 - December 9, 2017

Dr. Charles S. Brown, formally of Waukegan, IL, died peacefully in Williamsburg, VA, on December 9 at age 97. Dr. Brown, a native Virginian, is survived by three children: Mrs. Keith B. Dubois (Chuck) of Williamsburg, VA; Mr. Charles S. Brown, Jr. (Renee) of Pittsboro, NC; and Mr. Robert Allen Brown (Susie) of Germantown Hills, IL; as well as seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He...
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Virginia June DeGraff

July 6, 1931 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Philomene Florette Bourassa Hood

October 21, 1915 - December 8, 2017

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Marion S. Watson

June 6, 1922 - December 8, 2017

Marion S. Watson, widow of retired Colonel William H. Watson, Jr., and a resident of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on December 8, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was the only child to Augustus Thomas Small, Jr. and Evelyn Clay Small of Macon, Georgia. Marion was born June 6, 1922; her grandparents, Augustus Small and Minnie Pearce Small, adored her. Marion loved to travel and saw much of the...
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Irma M. Fields

August 1, 1921 - December 7, 2017

Irma Miller Fields, widow of Dr. Joseph E. Fields II and a resident of Willliamsburg, VA, passed away on December 7, 2017. She was born August 1, 1921 to George & Kathryn (Wilhelmi) Miller in Bancroft, Iowa.She was a 1939 graduate of St. John's High School in Bancroft, Iowa and attended the St. Anthony Hospital School of Nursing and earned a nursing degree. She later earned a degree in medical...
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James William Gentry

August 14, 1926 - December 6, 2017

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Shirley L. Gignac

July 19, 1936 - December 3, 2017

Shirley (Laughy) Gignac, RN of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Lynnfield, MA died suddenly and entered into the hands of God on December 3, 2017. Shirley was born in Sanbornton, NH and was the sixth child in a family of nine children. She graduated from Franklin (NH) High School where she met her future husband, Mike, beginning a friendship and marriage that spanned 65 years. Upon graduation from...
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Evelyn Janet Romero

August 15, 1942 - December 3, 2017

Evelyn Janet Romero was born on 15 Aug 1942 at Snodland, Kent, England to Arthur and Grace Constance Williamson. The Lord called her home on 3 Dec 2017. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert Allan Romero. The Williamson family of six girls, Hannah, Miriam, Gracie, Eileen, Norma, Evelyn, and two boys, Charlie and Michael, were raised in Snodland. Only two of her siblings, her...
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Elizabeth Travers Tyler

July 15, 1963 - December 2, 2017

Elizabeth "Liz" Tyler took her last breath peacefully at Sentara Hospital on December 2 in Williamsburg, VA at the age of 54. Her loving family will sadly and sorely miss her.Liz, whom her family affectionately called "Bet," was born on July 15, 1963, in Gloucester, VA to Alma Stokes and Samuel Tyler. She graduated at the top of her class from Gloucester High School, VA in 1981. She married her...
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Joan T. Peltier

February 21, 1930 - December 2, 2017

Joan T. Peltier, 87, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2017, with her family at her side.One of six children of Edward and Sophia Schroeder, Joan was born in 1930 in La Porte, IN. She received her Registered Nursing degree at St. Joseph's Nursing School in Indiana where she met her late husband Hubert C. Peltier. An incredible wife of 63 years and wonderful mother of six...
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William Anthony DeBono,

July 10, 1930 - December 2, 2017

William A. DeBono, Jr., 87, of Williamsburg, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary; his sisters, Mary and Ada; and a brother, Vincent.William joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War, earning a Bronze Star decoration for his service. He graduated from Manhattan College with a BS in Political Science and later...
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Dorothy Ann Travers

August 19, 1948 - December 1, 2017

Dorothy A. Travers of Toano died Dec. 1, 2017. Services will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, 2588 Forge Rd., Toano on Fri., Dec. 8 at noon, with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Condolences may be shared at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.
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Audrey Kay Page

October 6, 1978 - November 29, 2017

Audrey Kay Page, 39, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC. Her strong faith in God and devotion to family and friends were a constant support to her.Audrey Kay was born October 6, 1978 in Williamsburg, VA. She was a graduate of Longwood College, majoring in Psychology. She was an employee of James City County, where...
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Marc Benjamin Young

August 3, 1955 - November 28, 2017

Marc Benjamin Young, age 62, passed away on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 in his home in Toano, Virginia. He was born in Painesville, Ohio on August 3rd, 1955 to Frank and Ramona (Milford) Young. Marc attended Mentor High School and received his High School Diploma in 1973. He served as a member of the US Navy from 1973-1975 and received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from...
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Henry Howard Franken

December 19, 1971 - November 28, 2017

Henry Howard Franken, 45, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on November 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rona Lee Franken; sister, Paulla Jean Franken Miller and grandparents.Howard was married to his beautiful wife Stacy for 16 years. He liked collecting old coins, old cars/motorcycles, hunting/fishing and enjoyed the outdoors. He attended Warwick High School, was a motivated...
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Rose Ann Messer

July 16, 1968 - November 28, 2017

Rose Ann Messer, 49, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. She is survived by her parents, Arlie and Janice; her aunt, Barbara; her two sons, Matthew and Brandon; and her six grandchildren, Raychel, Graycie, Pheobe, Brendan, Matthew James, and Bradley. She was a tiny woman with a big heart who touched the lives of everyone who met her. The memorial service will be...
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Dennis Gregory Thiel

December 2, 1937 - November 28, 2017

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Samuel Ernest Patton

June 5, 1929 - November 27, 2017

Samuel Ernest "Sam" Patton, Jr., 88, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away November 27, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Samuel Ernest Patton, Sr. and the late Agnes Eleanor Woolen. He had a strong passion for the game of football. While at the University of Virginia earning his Master of Education, Sam played varsity football and spent many years thereafter as a highly...
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Jane Oleyar Emmerson

May 2, 1925 - November 26, 2017

Jane Oleyar Emmerson, 92, lately of Williamsburg and a longtime resident of Surry County, passed away on November 26, 2017. Born on May 2, 1925 in Flint, Michigan, she was one of six children born to Michael Hudak Oleyar and Anna Cocula Oleyar. Her parents emigrated from Czechoslovakia around 1920 to settle on a farm outside of Flushing, Michigan, where Jane, then known as Mary, was raised. ...
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Marian Virginia Owen

March 16, 1931 - November 23, 2017

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Joyce Elaine Selvig

July 31, 1940 - November 22, 2017

Joyce Cooper Selvig entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on 22 November 2017. She was 77 years of age.Mrs. Selvig was born on 31 July 1940, in Stamford, Connecticut, to Charles and Hilda Cooper. She graduated from Stamford High School and was an executive secretary for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Walter K. Selvig. Mrs. Selvig lived...
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Robert A. Greene

August 16, 1929 - November 21, 2017

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Priscilla Nicholson Briggs

April 2, 1938 - November 21, 2017

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Albert Franklin Golding

May 15, 1928 - November 20, 2017

Albert "Al" Golding passed away quietly on Monday, November 20, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Al spent much of his time learning the history of his family and having many adventures at the "farm" called "Wheatland" in Buckingham County, Va. which had been in the family since the late 18th century. Al interrupted his studies at Randolph Macon...
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Jaquelin Cochran Nicholson

September 18, 1917 - November 20, 2017

Jaquelin C. Nicholson of Williamsburg, VA passed away on November 20,2017. The first baby born in the original Alexandria Hospital, she was the third child of Thomas B. Cochran and Rebecca Courtenay Marshall Cochran. She graduated from St. Agnes School and from Sweet Briar College. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Dr. Charles Thomas Nicholson, Jr. She is survived by two...
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Stephen Puleo

May 24, 1934 - November 20, 2017

WILLIAMSBURG- Stephen Puleo, 83, of Williamsburg, VA, died on November 20, 2017, after a brief illness. Stephen was born May 24, 1934 and raised in Providence, RI. After graduating from high school, he joined the Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. He obtained an Accounting Degree from McNeese State University in Louisiana and became a CPA. Stephen worked many years as a Senior Tax...
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Joelle Anne Lee

September 8, 1953 - November 19, 2017

Joelle Anne Lee entered into eternal life on November 19, 2017. She was born on September 8, 1953 in Chateauroux, France to Charles and Helene Gardner. She was preceded in death by her Mother Helene Lucienne Gardner. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Robert Bryne Lee; her father, Charles Gardner; her brother, Phillip and his wife, Deborah Gardner; her son, Nicholas Lee and his wife...
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Helen Marion Reuther

August 29, 1923 - November 18, 2017

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Jeffrey Dean Bullock

September 9, 1963 - November 16, 2017

Jeffrey D. Bullock, 54, was called home on Thursday, November 16, 2017. He joined his mother, Mary B.; two brothers, Randy and Michael; and a host of beloved relatives in the presence of our Lord.Jeffrey is survived by his father, Hubert (Rusty); stepmom, Pat; daughter, Amanda; granddaughter, Kaya; brother, Anthony; sister, Julie; and loving fiancée, Rhonda Scott.Visitation will be held at Nelsen...
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Arthur Branan

September 14, 1922 - November 15, 2017

Arthur Branan, Jr. died in Williamsburg, VA, on November 15, 2017 at the age of 95. He was predeceased by his parents, Lillian Nutting Branan and Arthur Branan; a brother, William Branan, and a sister, Lillian Branan Jeltrup. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Lou Knight; a daughter, Linda Branan Riggs (Dr. Gary A.); a son, Gregory Knight Branan (Susan); and four beloved grandchildren....
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Gladys Ruth Wiggins

October 20, 1939 - November 14, 2017

Gladys Ruth Wiggins, 78, peacefully passed on November 14, 2017. She spent her early years near Moncks Corner, SC., with her uncle and aunt, Johnny and Ella Rodgers.As a teenager, she relocated to Newport News, VA., where she attended Warwick High School. Here she met and married her beloved husband of 62 years, Lyle Oneal Wiggins.Gladys is predeceased by two brothers, Edward and Roger Kinard,...
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Patricia Stanley Umstead Eaton

December 1, 1924 - November 13, 2017

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Bryce Leslie Sweet

April 20, 1949 - November 13, 2017

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Salvatore Joseph Vitale

August 8, 1928 - November 13, 2017

Salvatore Vitale, 89, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017.He was a successful clothing manufacturer for ladies wear and owner of Leslie Ann Fashions in New York, NY. He was a faithful member of St. Olaf Catholic Church, and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree. Salvatore was a loving son, caring and adoring husband, as well as a great father, grandfather and great...
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Donna Kuhn

October 3, 1942 - November 12, 2017

Donna Lois Kuhn, 75, passed away November 12, 2017. She is preceded in death by husband, Alois J. Kuhn; parents, Virginia and Louis Nowakowski; and brother, Francis Noe. Donna was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church. She loved gardening and was also a member of the Azalea Society of America.Survivors include daughters, Melanie Cummins (Joe), Nina Luhrman (Joe), Rachel Mayo, and Maria Kennedy ...
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John Adrian Blais

April 22, 1933 - November 12, 2017

Memories of the SeashoreMay your sails be filledwith a friendly breeze.May the ocean's waves be still.And as the sun sets in the west,may you travel where you will.And whether you be near or far,my friend you'll always be.We've shared so muchthroughout our lives,our love for land and sea.
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Margaret Evans Fletcher

December 31, 1931 - November 9, 2017

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Calvin Edwin Wrisley

April 14, 1935 - November 9, 2017

Calvin "Cal" E. Wrisley, Jr., of Williamsburg, passed away November 9, 2017 at the age of 82. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. Dean Wrisley; his parents Calvin E. and Zetta Hamilton Wrisley; his brother, Paul Wrisley; and younger sister, Sheila.In his early years, Cal really loved school. He enjoyed reading; particularly thrillers and suspense and dancing. He loved adventure and...
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Charles Robert Justus

February 8, 1940 - November 8, 2017

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Daniel Michael Donaldson

February 13, 1960 - November 7, 2017

Daniel Michael Donaldson, 57, of Williamsburg, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. He was predeceased by his father, Daniel E. Donaldson and his brother, Kenneth Donaldson.After serving his country in the U.S. Army, Daniel received the ICOM Decoration and later became a warehouse employee of the Naval Weapon Station in Newport News. He was a faithful member of the Powerhouse of Praise...
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Debborrah Kay Friberg

July 12, 1953 - November 6, 2017

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Gertrude Mary Trecarten

December 6, 1928 - November 5, 2017

Gertrude Mary Trecarten, born December 6, 1928, passed away on November 5, 2017 at Edgeworth Park after a prolonged illness.
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Russell Eugene Coberly

December 17, 1956 - November 4, 2017

Russell Eugene Coberly, 60, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Junior Coberly and brother, Ronald Lee Coberly. He is survived by his mother and father, Peggy and Jack Hughes; brothers, Richard Coberly, Jesse Coberly and his wife, Tracey, Tommy Coberly and his wife, Teresa; sisters, Peggy Lauderman and her husband Arlis ...
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Gerry Harder Poriss

March 20, 1927 - November 3, 2017

Gerry Harder Poriss, nee Geraldine Jeannette Harder, was born March 20, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois and died in Williamsburg, Virginia, on November 3, 2017.She was preceded in death by her parents, William S. and Edna J.Harder, her husband of 42 years, Ralph G. Poriss, and her devoted friend, Arthur Auvermann, Jr. She is survived by many cousins, including Lori Stauber of Orland Park, Illinois...
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Clara Turner Cash

July 15, 1917 - November 3, 2017

Clara T. Cash, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia, since 2002, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017. Born July 15, 1917, she was 100 years old.Clara Cash was the seventh daughter, the ninth and sole surviving child of William Anthony Turner and Clara Cox Turner. She graduated from Wilberforce University in 1940 with a BA degree in Home Economics. Her...
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Mary Faust Galfo

February 13, 1926 - November 3, 2017

Mary Faust Galfo, 91, passed away on November 3, 2017 at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center in Williamsburg, Virginia. Mary was born on February 13, 1926, in Buffalo, New York, to Florence and Howard Faust. She graduated from University of Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science degree, and after completing one year of medical school at UB, she became a medical technologist. She later earned...
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James Henry Neal

September 19, 1934 - November 1, 2017

James Henry Neal, 83, surrounded by his family went peacefully with the angels to his final destination on November 1, 2017. There were no goodbyes, just “see you later”. He was a 1954 graduate of Hampton High School, and 1965 graduate of the Apprentice School, NASA. After retiring from NASA in 1993, he enjoyed gardening, tending to his banana trees, and cruising the Haven in his...
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Julia Mildred Adie

August 31, 1915 - October 31, 2017

Julia Mildred (Farnham) Adie, loving wife and mother, died on October 31, 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia. She was 102 years old. Mrs. Adie was born August 31, 1915 in Hope, Kansas to Ernest N. and Katie (North) Farnham. She was the youngest of six children. She attended Kansas State University for three years, receiving a certificate to teach elementary grades. To obtain experience, she taught...
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David Clark Dowling

November 8, 1960 - October 30, 2017

David C. Dowling, a 26-year resident of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away on October 30, 2017, after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma.Dave was born November 8, 1960, in Watertown, New York. He attended Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, before earning his master's degree from Michigan State University. He married his best friend and love of his life, Dana, on September 12, 1992. ...
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Wayne Irwin Yohe

May 5, 1939 - October 30, 2017

Colonel Wayne "Skip" Yohe, Command Fighter Pilot USAF (Retired) slipped the surly bonds of Earth on October 30, 2017 in his final flight and has "put out his hand and touched the face of God".Skip was born May 5, 1939 in Hanover, PA to Lester and Kay Yohe. He graduated High School in Havertown, PA and then earned a BA in Physics at Gettysburg College where he met and eventually married his...
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Kenneth Stanley Womack

February 2, 1936 - October 28, 2017

Kenneth "Pete" Womack, 81, passed away on October 28, 2017. He was born in Lynchburg, VA to the late James and Margaret Womack.He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1954 to 1958 and enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1960 and served 24 years before retiring from the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Yorktown, VA. The next 10 years were spent working at Newport News Shipyard.Pete received many awards and medals...
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Donald Seymour Buck

September 18, 1938 - October 25, 2017

Donald Seymour Buck, 79, of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. He was predeceased by Marshall Seymour, Rufus Seymour, Janie Buck, and Robert Buck, his parents.Donald retired as a Financial Executive from the IBM Corporation. He was a devoted member of St. Bede Catholic Church.Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Kathy Faulk Buck; sons, Roderic Buck (Latasha),...
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Margaret Jean Moore Fosdick

February 2, 1928 - October 24, 2017

Margaret Jean Moore Fosdick, 89, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. She was born on February 2, 1928 in Cobleskill, NY to Isabelle and Chauncey Moore. On October 23, 1948, she married George Warren Fosdick in Lake George, NY.Margaret had been a resident of Patriots Colony since August 2007. She was a practicing Methodist and a devoted mother and wife. Margaret was...
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Robert Wayne Moss

January 21, 1947 - October 23, 2017

Robert Wayne Moss, 70, of Williamsburg, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Lena Forehand Moss.Wayne was a talented classical musician and a former employee of Colonial Williamsburg. He earned his bachelor's degree in Fine Arts for 17th and 18th Century Performance Practices from Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio. In his spare time, he loved to salt...
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Carol Edna Peters

December 28, 1921 - October 23, 2017

Carol Edna Peters was born in Milwaukee, WI and passed away at the age of 95 at Patriots Colony in Williamsburg, VA with family by her side. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 70 years, Darrell F. Peters, and her grandson, Jonathan Peter Cole. She leaves behind her 4 daughters Donna King (Michael), Marilyn Peters, Joan Cole (James) and Karen Barbalace (Philip); 5 grandchildren,...
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Paul Victor Jones

April 12, 1927 - October 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Marilynn O'Neill Roche

March 27, 1940 - October 21, 2017

Marilynn O'Neill Roche, 77, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at home in Williamsburg, VA. She was born on March 27, 1940 in Kansas City, MO to Francis and Mary O'Neill Roach.Marilynn grew up in Kansas City, MO. She graduated from Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City in 1958. After high school, she attended the University of Paris, (Sorbonne), from 1958-59 and received a BA from...
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Chu Cha Kim

February 10, 1925 - October 21, 2017

Chu Cha Kim, 92, passed away peacefully at home on October 21, 2017, following a brief illness. She is survived by four children and their spouses: Kim Maloney and partner Peter Kao; Shin Murphy and husband Timothy; Bobby Kim and wife Naomi, all of Williamsburg; and Grace Kim and husband Eric Ahn of Fairfax. Also surviving are her grandchildren Ronald Kleveland and wife Denise of Williamsburg;...
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James Roland Kearns

March 19, 1935 - October 21, 2017

LTC (Ret) James R. Kearns, 82, passed away peacefully at home on October 21, 2017, surrounded by his wife and daughters. He was born in Asheboro, North Carolina, on February 19, 1935. After high school, he attended Pfeiffer University in North Carolina, and then enlisted in the United States Army. One of his postings was Panama, where he met and married his wife, Patricia Steiner, in 1959. The...
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Lois Konrad Noll

August 12, 1928 - October 20, 2017

Lois K. Noll. Age 89Died peacefully in her home October 20, 2017Lois was born and raised in Somerville, NJ, a graduate of Somerville High School in 1946 and Dean College in 1948. Lois met and married Horace "Ace" Noll in 1952. They resided and raised their family in Flemington, NJ, before retiring to Williamsburg, VA.Lois was a lifetime golfer and recorded golf's ultimate achievement "a hole-in...
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David Cowles Griffin

April 17, 1925 - October 19, 2017

David Cowles Griffin, 92, of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Hollywood, MD, died at home October 19, 2017. He was born in Simsbury, CT, April 17, 1925 to Margaret and Walter Griffin. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Novella (Harsh); their 5 children, Tammy Berryhill, David Griffin (Debra), Rebecca Butler (Charles), James Griffin (Donna) and Joelle Griffin Russell (Penn); and 6...
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Delanna Moring Parsons

June 30, 1951 - October 18, 2017

Delanna Moring Parsons, a former teacher for Newport News schools, passed away on October 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Jesse J. Parsons; brother and sister-in-law, Robert "Bob" and Treva Moring; nephew, Matthew Moring; and niece, Amanda Moring Meyers. Service information will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial...
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Gerald Delmont Clarke

February 19, 1940 - October 17, 2017

Gerald Delmont "Jerry" ClarkeJerry Clarke, 77, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 17, 2017 following a long battle with cancer. He was born in Chesterfield County, VA on February 19, 1940. Following graduation from Thomas Dale High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy spending most of his six years of service on submarines. The highlight of his time in the Navy was meeting his future wife,...
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Hudson Franklin Edwards

October 13, 1931 - October 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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John Hayes Dobson

October 22, 1942 - October 16, 2017

John H. Dobson, 74, died on October 16, 2017. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 35 years of service, including during the Cuban Crisis of 1961. Mr. Dobson is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Jeff, Lee, and Brian and their spouses; and nine grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 20 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg,...
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