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Obituaries

Joseph Hampton Brooks

Joseph Hampton Brooks, 76, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Read Obituary

Owen Michael Hudson

Owen Michael Hudson, 55, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017. Read Obituary

Catherine C. Garrett

Catherine C. Garrett, 66, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Read Obituary

Lucinda (Cindy) Overstreet Mitchell

Lucinda (Cindy) Overstreet Mitchell passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Lucinda, a lifelong Peninsula resident, was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Read Obituary

Paul Ray Yeager

Paul Ray Yeager, 86, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 after a long battle with Lewy-Body Dementia. Read Obituary

Gloria Jean Krause

Gloria Jean Krause, 63, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Read Obituary

Lois Chesley

Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Educator. Editor. The life of Lois Chesley contained all of those parts. Read Obituary

Elisa “Medy” Ventura Sebring

Elisa “Medy” Ventura Sebring, 54, went to live with her lord and savior on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Read Obituary

Lt. Col. William Mann Randolph

Lt. Col. William Mann Randolph, III, 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Bill was born at Fort Riley, Kansas to Col. Thomas and Augusta Randolph of Charlottesville, Virginia. He was a 1956 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received a Masters in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University in 1961.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Teresa; children Helen Randolph (Carl Canavan) of Arlington, VA, Elizabeth Randolph of Yorktown, VA, Carolina Randolph Steup (Matthias Steup) of Longmont, CO, Thomas Randolph (Susan Randolph) of Reading, PA, and six grandchildren.
For 22 years a decorated officer in the United States Army, Bill’s service took him and his family to many locations in the US and Europe. In 1973 he was posted to Fort Monroe, Virginia, where he retired in 1978. Remaining in the area, Bill was a volunteer for USA Swimming for over 30 years. He was a former member and usher at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hampton, VA. More recently, he attended and served as head usher at Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown, VA, where his warm smile will be missed.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown, VA. The family will receive friends following the service at a reception in the church parish hall. Burial, with full military honors, will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Monticello outside Charlottesville, VA.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association – www.alz.org
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Elizabeth Bradley Pelt


Elizabeth Bradley Pelt, 52, of Hampton, went to be with our heavenly Father on April 1, 2017. Read Obituary

Tony Curtis West


Tony Curtis West, 30, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Read Obituary

Julia Brown (Hudgins) Vogeley

Julia Brown (Hudgins) Vogeley, longtime resident of Yorktown, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 2nd at the age of 98. Read Obituary

Louise Gibbs Hern

Louise Gibbs Hern, 98, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Louise was preceded in death by her husband Lt. Col. Donald W. Hern and is survived by her children, Liz Hern Wright, Carter W. Hern and Steven A. Hern. The family and friends will gather in Amory Funeral Home on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00. Memorials may be made to the Mary Immaculate Hospice Fund, c/o Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Foundation, P.O. Box 15581, Newport News, VA 23608

Ruth Marie Pencola McVay

On March 22, 2017 Ruth Marie Pencola McVay born August 19th 1925, ascended into heaven. She was proceded in death by family and friends who lovingly greeted her and is survived by those who lovingly grieve for her. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel.

Brenda Joyce Coverston Brinkley

Brenda Joyce Coverston Brinkley, 74, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Read Obituary

Kathryn (Kathy) Willis Slonaker

Kathryn (Kathy) Willis Slonaker, 71, passed away March 17, 2017 in Newport News, Virginia. Read Obituary

Joshua Waverly Payne

Joshua Waverly Payne, infant son of Joy Estelle Dryden Payne and George Alvin Payne III, passed away on March 16, 2017. Services are incomplete at this time.

William (BILL) D. Comstock

William (Bill) D. Comstock, 89, passed away at home on Saturday, March 11, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. Read Obituary

Shari Kaye Etheridge

Shari Kaye Etheridge, 48, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Shari was a native of Gloucester and Seaford, VA. Read Obituary

Jean Strickland

Jean Strickland, 77, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Read Obituary

Lucille Stamper

Lucille Stamper, 92, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Lucille was a native of Russell County, VA and a former resident of Grafton before moving to Bedford in 2007. She retired from Farm Fresh in 2006.
She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Stamper and a daughter Nancy Loretta Martin. She is survived by her son Larry Stamper and his wife Karen of Bedford; a daughter Patricia Ann Braswell of Raleigh, NC; four sisters, Ruth Seal, Margaret Stump, Phyllis Smith and Elizabeth Intartaglia; six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and two great- great- grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Friday March 10, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at Amory Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Rosewell Memorial Gardens.

Joyce Pegram Wheless

Wheless photo Joyce Pegram Wheless, 83, left her earthly home to be with her Lord on Friday, March 3, 2017. Joyce was born in Star, NC and was a Yorktown resident since 1969. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, and was a former church treasurer, and a member of Zion UMC Bell Choir, Steven Ministries and Church Women United. She was also a member of the Seaford Woman’s Club and the Red Hat Society.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Richard S. Wheless; a sister Devera Bowman and a brother Amiel Pegram. She is survived by 3 sons and their wives, Richard and Becky Wheless of Newport News, Ronald and Sherry Wheless of Yorktown and Michael and Yvonne Wheless of Gloucester; 2 sisters, Barbara Thomas and her husband Jerry of Rockingham, NC, Kate Hagler and her husband John of GA and 5 grandchildren, Nicole, Ryan, Chris, Joel and Cassie.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Zion United Methodist Church in Seaford with Rev. David Magruder officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 pm on Monday, March 6, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Zion United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Zion UMC Bell Choir, P.O, Box 240, Seaford, VA 23696.

Alicia Gladys Alices

Alicea Photo Alicia Gladys Alicea, 67, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer. Read Obituary

Barbara Owens

Barbara Owens, 67, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017. Barbara was a native of Lumberton, NC and a Yorktown resident since 1982. Read Obituary

Sara Elizabeth Toy Zeman

Toy Photo 1 Sara Elizabeth Toy Zeman passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Read Obituary

Sylvia Emily Pound Trimble

Trimble PhotoSylvia Emily Pound Trimble, 78, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Read Obituary

Patricia Ann Jean Baker

Patricia Ann Jean Baker, 76, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017. Patricia was a native of Michigan and a Yorktown resident for over 42 years. She is survived by her husband of 47 years Billie Claude Baker a daughter, Jacqueline Armando of Yorktown and Floyd Whalen of Hampton and step-children, Tony Baker, Wendy Baker and Tammy Saladino.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM in Amory Funeral Home Chapel, the family will receive friends following the service.

Donald Erwin Rust

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On a beautiful, sunny January 27th our beloved Donald passed into angels’ arms. He fought a courageous battle with his illness. His pain and suffering are now over. Read Obituary

Alcide (Bull) Sylvio Benini ( POW )

Alcide (Bull) Sylvio Benini, 93 years young, died 16 Apr 2015, in the Hampton Veterans Administration Hospital Hospice Unit. Read Obituary

Sgt.Caryn Nouv

SPC_Nouv_AfghanistanSgt. Caryn Reynal Nouv was laid to rest on Thursday, August 8, 2013 in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery after being killed in action in Afghanistan on Saturday July 27, 2013. Read Obituary

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