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Scheduled Funerals

Laura Lee Sherman

A celebration of her life will be held at 7:00 pm, Friday, October 19, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg on Kingsmill Road. Please dress comfortably and bring stories to share.
Special thanks to Pat Holcomb for being a friend, companion, caretaker, mail and newspaper collector, plant saver, house protector and all-around angel. You are loved, Pat

Matthew John Lengyel

Services will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 at 2 pm in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends after the service at Matt’s residence. Matt will be cremated and go home with his daughters to their family home where they were raised with their father.
In lieu of flowers, please go to Matt’s go fund page under Matt’s Angels and Future Superstars to help his daughter’s mother raise his girls and have his oldest, Kira, finish college and Caitlyn to enter college in 4 years. Thank you everyone for your love and support.

Richard Norman Wood

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Wednesday, October 17, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 18, at Zion United Methodist Church in Seaford. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Dorothy Marie Richardson

Memorial donations in Dot’s memory may be made to Northside Christian Church, 1300 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23693. A Celebration of Life will be held at Northside Christian Church Saturday October 13 at 1:00 pm with a reception following in the Student Center. A private burial will be held later next week at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Alzina Bushnell

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Henry Catholic Church on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10 AM. Father Samuel Orsot will officiate. Burial will follow the service in Combre Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Johnson Funeral Home on Friday from 6 PM until 9 PM with a rosary and scripture service to be held at 7 PM. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 AM until 9:30 AM.

Joanne Miller

Family and friends will be celebrating her incredible life of loving care with a viewing at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton, Va on October 9th, 6-7 PM. A service will be held on October 10th – 1:00 PM at Zion United Methodist Church in Seaford, Va.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for your donations to The American Cancer Society, The Humane Society or Zion United Methodist Church in Joanne’s name.

Brad D. Savage

We will celebrate his life at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 13, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Interment will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.,Newport News, VA 23601.

Nan Carolyn Harrison Jones

A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Saturday, October 6th at Yorkminster Presbyterian Church. Starting at 3pm, prior to the service, the family will receive visitors in the Commons. Visitation will also occur after the service at the Fox Home from 5:30 to 9pm. The burial will be private on October 7th.

Ann Stanfield Burnette

A memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Yorktown on Saturday, October 6 at 11 a.m. with reception immediately following. A private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk.

Aldredge Crockett Smoot

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 at World Outreach Worship Center, 1233 Shields Rd. Newport News, VA 23608 with visitation at 10am, Funeral 11am, followed by a private interment.

Everette Avant ‘Eddie’ Smith, Jr.

A Celebration of his life will be held from 3-4 pm on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton, VA.

Eddie Wayne Jackson, Sr.

The family and friends will gather to share memories on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA. Interment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

Craig Benjamin Hinton

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 PM on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorial donations may be made to Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network at bcan.org or Virginia Department of Inland Game and Fisheries, Virginia’s Non game program, PO Box 90778, Henrico, Va 23228-0778

Clara Marie Raymond

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Grace Episcopal Church, Yorktown. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial may be made to the Mennowood Foundation 13030 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, Va. 23602 or to the Intrepid Hospice, 4510 Holland Office Park Suite 503, Virginia Beach, Va. 23452. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Eva Maria Jester

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 20, 2018 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Eva will be laid to rest next to her husband Carl in a private ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Robert D. Powell, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown on October 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm, with a reception to follow. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Robert D. Powell, Jr. Scholarship Fund in care of the Vertical Flight Society (formerly AHS), Hampton Roads Chapter, P.O. Box 4249, Fort Eustis, Virginia 23604. The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding high school seniors planning to enter a STEM-related college program. The family will be notified of your condolences and best wishes.

Harold Joseph Soucy

A burial service will be held Wednesday, September 26 at 10 am at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Va., with arrangements made by Amory Funeral Home, Yorktown, VA.

Edna Pearl West

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Amory Funeral Home Chapel.

David Richard Murray

A service of celebration for David will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Amory Funeral Home Chapel in Grafton.

James Edward ‘ED’ Parker

A memorial service will be held at 10am on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown, VA. The family will receive friends following the service. A private family burial will be held later.
Ed was a member of Williamsburg Baptist Church for 60 years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to Williamsburg Baptist Church, 227 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Dalton W. Speight, Jr.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be private at a later date.

Catherine Eleanor Brassel

Cathy will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery alongside her parents. A memorial for her and a celebration of her life will be held in November. Anyone who wishes to contribute to help disabled citizens in memory of Cathy is encouraged to consider The ARC of Greater Williamsburg. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Leroy B. Sanford

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, September 21, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Interment with military honors will be held following the service at 1:00 pm at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. The family will receive friends beginning at 9:30am until service time in the funeral home.

Mary (Tommie) Wilbun

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Providence United Methodist Church, 113 Old Dare Rd, Yorktown, VA.

Effie Carolyn York Grantham

A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 29th in Yorkminster Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to Yorkminster Presbyterian Church Choir.6218 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, Virginia 23692.
Arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home.

George Richard Douglas

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Walnut Hills Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers he requested donations to New Hope Rescue, PO Box 412, Providence Forge, VA 23140. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Shirley Gray Kessler

The visitation will be held on Thursday, September 6 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 7 at 11:00 am at Amory Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to send donations to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown.

Ruth J. Hornsby

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:00pm in Amory Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial may be made to the Abingdon Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 9, Hayes, Virginia 23018

Herbert (Herbie) Hudgins

A memorial service will be held at1:00 PM on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel, Grafton, Va. Following the service there will be a celebration of life for Herbie at the American Legion Post 25, 7609 Marshall Ave, Newport News at 6:00 pm on Sept 8, 2018.

Theresa H. Stefanowicz

A mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, September 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Church of Good Shepherd, Smithfield. Burial will be on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Pottstown, PA.

Rev. Paul Bernard Sparrer

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held Wednesday, September 5th, at 11:00 am, at Zion United Methodist Church, located at 2109 Seaford Rd. Seaford, VA. A reception will follow the service. Burial will follow at 3:00 pm at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Craig Richard Siebel, Sr.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 11:00am in Coastal Community Church, 101 Village Ave, Yorktown, VA 23693. Casual attire is requested.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 6:00pm at the Marlbank Clubhouse, 115 Old Landing Road, Yorktown, VA 23692
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Marlbank recreation Association, P.O. Box 278, Yorktown, VA 23692
Arrangements are being handled by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Billy “Sandy” Michael Strickland Sr.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 11:00 am in chapel of Amory Funeral home, Grafton. VA. The family will receive friends on Tuesday August 28, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to Our Lady of Mt Carmel Special Religious Development Ministry (SPRED) 100 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA or The American Liver Foundation, National Office, 39 Broadway suite 276, New York, N.Y. 10006.

Annie Laura Huston

A memorial service for Laura Huston will be held this fall at an announced time. Eventually, after Laura plays one more part on this earth, as an anatomical gift for medical education, Laura’s ashes will join the Huston forebears (7 generations) on the prairie in Kansas.

Judy Sharron Tate

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 PM on Friday, August 24, 2018 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Ruth Pabon, officiating.
In lieu of Flowers donation may be made to Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, 200 S. Park Road, Suite 100, Hollywood, FL 33021.

Abigail Lynn Roche

A memorial service and reception will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at St Luke’s United Methodist Church in Yorktown. The family requests casual dress. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Portsmouth Humane Society, 4022 Seaboard Ct, Portsmouth, VA 23701 or online at portsmouthhumanesociety.org.

Alvin Ronald Byars

The family will receive friends starting at 11:00 am on Thursday August 16, 2018 with a funeral service to follow at NOON in Bethel Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, august 18, 2018 in Evergreen Cemetery, Chester, SC.
Memorials made be made to the Franklin Graham Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. 828.262.1980. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Clara Jensen Webb

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Providence United Methodist Church, Grafton, VA. At a later date and she will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery along with her beloved husband. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

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