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Obituaries

Barbara Helen Wargo


Yorktown, Va. – Barbara Helen Wargo, 74, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Read Obituary

Heather Jane Norris


Yorktown, Va. – Heather Jane Norris, 56, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Read Obituary

Walter Edward Zacharchuk, Jr.


Yorktown, Va. – Walter Edward Zacharchuk, Jr., 75, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Read Obituary

Gladys L. Rohrbach


Yorktown, Va. – Gladys L. Rohrbach, 78, passed away on Monday September 26, 2022. Read Obituary

William David Smith


Hayes, VA – William “Bill” David Smith, 73, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Read Obituary

Ralph Drennen Hogge


Seaford, Va. – Ralph Drennen Hogge, 69, departed this life on September 17, 2022. Read Obituary

Patricia (Trish) Marshall Hamilton


In the early morning hours of Monday August 29, 2022, my sweet mother Patricia (Trish) Marshall Hamilton, slipped away from the boundaries of this earthly life and was welcomed into the arms of Jesus. She has been released from her physical pain and once again her smile is bright and engaging and her keen mind is crystal clear. Read Obituary

Betty Aston Easterday McCloud


Newport News, Va. – Betty Aston Easterday McCloud went to be with the Lord on September 17, 2022. Read Obituary

Richard “Dick” Lyle Barton, Jr.


Yorktown, Va. – Richard “Dick” Lyle Barton, Jr. Colonel retired United States Marine Corps died September 6, 2022. Read Obituary

Richard “Dick” Lyle Barton, Jr.


Yorktown, Va. – Richard “Dick” Lyle Barton, Jr. Colonel retired United States Marine Corps died September 6, 2022. Read Obituary

Robert Wayne Guy


Yorktown, Va. – Robert Wayne Guy, 82, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2022. Read Obituary

Juan Carlos Ablan


Juan Carlos Ablan, 54, of Yorktown VA, passed away on September 7, 2022, after a battle with metastatic Cancer. He was born on May 12, 1968, to Graciela De La Rosa and Oblen Ablan in Caracas-Venezuela. He is survived by his parents, sister Nayibe Sanborn and brother-in-law Michael Sanborn, his nephews Daniel Sanchez, Sebastian, and Chris Sanborn.
He was a lawyer, a businessman, but more important he was a son, a brother, an uncle, and unconditional friend
Everyone who knew Juan felt his big heart and giving nature. He loves his family, always sharing love, support, and protection. His big smile was his signature.
Juan will be always missed by his family, friends and everyone who was touched with the magic of his love

Joseph Valentine Fazzina


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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
Joseph Valentine Fazzina passed peacefully in his sleep into the glorious presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 6th 2022, after a brief bout with cancer. Read Obituary

Eva Marie Bata


Eva departed this earthly life for her journey to heaven on September 1, 2022, in Yorktown Virginia, where she resided for the last 52 years. Read Obituary

Allen Lorenzo Blackwell, Jr.


Allen Lorenzo Blackwell, Jr., husband of Connie Blackwell passed away on August 31, 2022. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Patricia Marshall Hamilton


Poquoson, Va. – Patricia Marshall Hamilton, 89, passed away on Monday August 29, 2022. Read Obituary

Paul Crockett, Jr.


Yorktown, Va. – Paul Crockett, Jr. passed away August 24, 2022 peacefully in his home. Read Obituary

Robert (Robbie) John Holup


Hampton VA-Robert (Robbie) John Holup age 63 died peacefully at home in the presence of loving family and friends on August 27, 2022, after a six-month battle with cancer. He is survived by special friend Pat Curtis, his mother Anne Holup, sister Terri Holup-Phillips (Carter), sister Mary Holup, brother Kenneth Holup (Sherry), nephew John Carter Phillips, niece Jessica Holup, niece Mallory Holup and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father John Holup and great niece Aurora Baez- Phillips.Robert served honorably in the United States Army having received numerous awards and commendations throughout his service. Cremation will be at Armory Funeral Home. A gathering for family and friends will be held at a future date. Special thanks to the staff at Virginia Oncology Associates and Hospice of Virginia for their compassionate care.

Gene T. Grady, Jr.


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Our brother, Gene T. Grady, Jr., who we always called Steve, passed away at home on August 26th of natural causes. Read Obituary

Jimmie Lee Reaves


Jimmie was born on August 30, 1962, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Clyde H. and Helen (Reaves) DeWitt. Read Obituary

Homer George Nicely, Jr.


Poquoson, Va. – Homer G. Nicely Jr died on August 19, 2022. Read Obituary

Travis Justin Holcomb


Travis Justin Holcomb, 31, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. Travis was born in Newport News and was lifelong resident of Yorktown. Read Obituary

Shirley Anne Ryan


Shirley Anne Ryan (Currier), 86, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2022. She was born in Baldwinsville, NY. She resided in South Ashburnham, MA until marrying her husband in 1956, and was a Peninsula resident since 1962. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed bowling, her flower garden, cooking for the family and spending time with her great grandchildren.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of almost sixty years, Tyrus R Ryan Jr., her parents, Archie E. Currier and Ina M. Currier (Godfrey); and six siblings, known to her as Dollie, Dot, Betty, Alice, Sonny and Buzzy.
She is survived by her sons, Tyrus R. Ryan III (Dawn) and Michael S. Ryan; her sister, Kathy Currier; grandchildren Michael T. Ryan, Jennifer Botzler (Matthew), Tyrus R. Ryan IV, Jessica Ryan (Larry Brown) and Aaron Holt; and 6 great-grandchildren, Tyrus R. Ryan V, Samantha Botzler, Ryan Botzler, Isaiah Brown, Brycen Ryan, Jaxson Brown, Ryder Ryan, Rhys Ryan; four step grandchildren, eleven step great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2022, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children Hospital of the King’s Daughters, 600 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507, or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

John Earl Hayes


Yorktown, Va. – John Earl Hayes, 81, years old of Grafton, Va. passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2022. Read Obituary

Dorothea H. Penley


Newport News, Va. – Dorothea H. Penley was born August 31, 1951 and went to be with the Lord on August 19, 2022. Read Obituary

William Sydney Mitchem


Newport News, Va. – William Sydney Mitchem, Sr. 68, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Read Obituary

Doris Ann Kennedy


Yorktown, Va. – Doris Ann Kennedy,a lively and wonderfully lovable lady, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at the age of 74. Read Obituary

Stephen Wade Profitt


Stephen Wade Proffitt passed away on June 5th. He was a lifelong resident of Newport News. Read Obituary

Lt. Col. Fred Grey Farthing, Jr. (Retired)


Fred G. Farthing lost his battle with cancer on February 10, 2021. He was 86 years old.
A funeral service will be held for Fred at Arlington National Cemetery on August 29 2022 at 9:00 A.M. please arrive no later than 8:30. A reception will follow at 10:15 at Ft. Myers Patton Hall. Please contact Mary Jo with any questions.

Michael Kent Modlin


Michael Kent Modlin, 70 gained his heavenly wings, August 12th 2022. Read Obituary

Bernard L. “Bud” Skeens


Yorktown, Va. – Bernard L. (“Bud”) Skeens, 86, of Tabb, died, August 9, 2022. Read Obituary

Kenneth M. “Kenny” Messer


Kenneth M. Messer (Kenny) passed away at home on August 8, 2022 after a long fight with many health problems.
Kenny was born on December 11, 1962 to Roy E. Messer and Mae Wyatt Messer. He was raised in York County and was a 1981 graduate of Tabb High School.
Before Kenny’s health issues he enjoyed hunting and riding his Harley Davidson. He lived life to its fullest and enjoyed spending time with his many friends.
He is preceded in death by his father Roy and his brother Thomas.
He is survived by his mother Mae, his true love and caregiver Kim Shields and her son Joshua. He is also survived by his loyal furbaby, Sadie Mae and his lifelong friend Jesse Cannon (Buzz).
Kenny will remain in our hearts always and forever. A celebration of life will be held at Haus Deli on Saturday September 10, 2022 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Roland H. Harris, Jr.


Seaford, Va. – Roland H. Harris, Jr. died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at the age of 71. Read Obituary

Archie Norton


Archie Norton passed away peacefully on August 6 at the age of 95. Read Obituary

Warren Robbins “Robbie” Mills


Warren Robbins “Robbie” Mills, 75, left this earth to be with his God whom he loved with all his heart, in the hands of his loving wife of 35 years, grandson Chris and stepdaughter Roseanne. Read Obituary

Ann Lumpkin Spivey


Ann Lumpkin Spivey departed this life on August 1, 2022 in her 102nd year. Read Obituary

Chantelle Malaysha Scott


Newport News, Va. – Chantelle Malaysha Scott was born on June 14th, 2001, to Fawn Scott in Fairlea, West Virginia. Read Obituary

Dorothy “Dot” Lee Williams


Newport News, VA – Dorothy “Dot” Lee Williams, 92, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Read Obituary

Virginia Elizabeth “Betty” Tinker


Seaford, Va. – Virginia Elizabeth “Betty” Tinker, 89, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Read Obituary

Jeffrey Keith Collier


It is with profound sadness that we share the heartbreaking news that Jeff Collier, proud father of Morgan and Steven, passed away at his home in Seaford on July 18, 2022. Read Obituary

Ellen Barbara Orren


Ellen Orren, 73, of Hampton, VA passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2022. Read Obituary

Grover Everett Howell, Jr.


Yorktown, Va. – Grover Everett Howell , Jr. went to be with his lord on July 13, 2022. Read Obituary

Sandra Morrison Jones


Yorktown, Va. – Sandra Morrison Jones, 76, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2022. Read Obituary

Clarence C. Hucks, Sr.


On early Tuesday morning, 5 July, 2022, our dearly beloved – Clarence C. Hucks Sr, transitioned into eternal rest. Read Obituary

Irene Bustamante


Irene Bustamante peacefully left her life on earth on July 8th, 2022, in Yorktown, VA at 97 years old and is prepared to enter heaven when God calls. Read Obituary

Travis Martin Swicegood


Gloucester, Va. – Travis Martin Swicegood age 38, passed away Sunday July 10th, 2022. Read Obituary

Roberta Ann Hicks


Roberta Ann Hicks, 83, of Yorktown, Virginia passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2022 with her family by her side. Read Obituary

Marian L. Mitchell


Marian L. Mitchell, formerly of Yorktown, Virginia, entered into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 10, 2022. Read Obituary

Barbara Anne Murphy


Yorktown, Va. – Barbara Anne Murphy, 94, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2022. Read Obituary

Dr. Forrest Ronald Schaeffer


Yorktown, Va. – Dr. Forrest Ronald Schaeffer passed away at home on July 6, 2022. Read Obituary

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