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Rayford “Red” Church

Rayford “Red” Church, 67, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2023, after an unexpected battle with brain cancer. Read Obituary

Judy Howell

Judy Howell, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on September 10, 2023 in Seaford, Virginia. Read Obituary

Howard Lavelle

Yorktown, Va. – Howard Lavelle, 77 passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Read Obituary

James “Jim” Bostancic

James “Jim” Bostancic (Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army- Retired), 89, of Newport News, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2023. Read Obituary

Charlie Barker

Charlie Barker, 73, of Dandy, Virginia passed away at his home on September 13, 2023. He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Susan Barker. He is also survived by his children Jeremy Barker (Carolyn) of Ashburn, Virginia and Laurie Hempfer (Steve) and grandsons Ryan and Justin Berube of Seaford, Virginia. In addition, he is survived by two brothers- Harry Barker of Gloucester, Virginia and Billy Geouge of Lanexa, Virginia, as well as one sister- Shirley Briggs of Burnsville, North Carolina.

Charlie was born in Yancey County, North Carolina and moved to Gloucester, Virginia at a very young age. He held various roles at CSX rail services for all 43 years he was employed. Over the course of his career at CSX, he worked as both a railroad track foreman and safety inspector.

Charlie and his wife have been members of Dandy Baptist Church for many years where he formerly served as a church deacon and was on the board of trustees.

Charlie enjoyed the outdoors through various activities. In particular, he was an avid hunter and former member of the Banbury Rod & Gun Club in Charles City, Virginia. He also loved gardening and grilling in his backyard and woodworking.

He was also a former football player at Gloucester High School where he received an All-State honorable mention and was named to the Daily Press all Peninsula team in 1968. He loved watching football on Saturdays and Sundays and was honored when his oldest grandson Ryan choose to wear his old #62 jersey number for York High. He was a diehard fan of the Washington Redskins despite his strong aversion to team ownership for the past 23 years.

Charlie will be honored at a memorial service at Hope of Glory Christian Church in Dandy, VA on Saturday, September 23rd at 11:00 AM. Casual attire is acceptable. Donations may be made in honor of Charlie to the American Cancer Society. Those who wish to send flowers can do so by sending them to the Amory Funeral Home at 410 Grafton Dr, Yorktown, VA 23692.

Shirley Witzke Krause

Shirley Witzke Krause, age 80 was born in Bay City, Michigan on November 4, 1942. She passed peacefully at home on September 6, 2023. Read Obituary

Gary Allen Jones

Gary Allen Jones was born in Topeka, Kansas, on August 14, 1957. Read Obituary

Marianne Attaway

Marianne Attaway, Age 69, was born on September 28, 1953, in Hampstead, NY. She passed peacefully on August 31, 2023, due to complications from strokes and cancer. Read Obituary

James (Al) Bunyard

James “Al” Bunyard, 73, of Yorktown, VA passed away at home on Sunday, September 3rd after a long battle with gastric cancer. Read Obituary

Dorothy (Dottie) Talmadge Sparrow

Yorktown – Dorothy (Dottie) Talmadge Sparrow, 80, whose ancestors date back to the Revolutionary War with the Sparrow name appearing on landmarks and facilities, died September 3 of natural causes in Newport News, Virginia. Read Obituary

Frances Abbott Burbage

Frances Abbott Burbage passed away on September 4, 2023 at the home of her daughter, Vicki who cared for her with the help of her sisters. Read Obituary

Edward “Doody” William Gibbs, Jr.

Edward William Gibbs, Jr.
On September 1, 2023, Edward “Doody” Willam Gibbs. Jr. peacefully passed. Read Obituary

Virginia Bridges White

Virginia Bridges White
Ginny White, 88, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2023.
Ginny was born January 22, 1935, in Lynchburg, Virginia to the late Hugh and Virginia Bridges. Read Obituary

Billy Dwayne Robbins

Yorktown, Va. – Billy Dwayne Robbins, 51, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2023. Read Obituary

Garrett Lee Nolen

Yorktown, Va. – Garrett Lee Nolen passed away early in the morning of August 19, 2023 surrounded by his family, after dealing with a terminal respiratory illness. Read Obituary

Josephine H. Chambers

Heaven joyously received a new angel when Josephine H. Chambers, 80, of Yorktown, Virginia, passed away at home on Thursday. August 31, 2023. Read Obituary

John F. Royall, Jr.

JOHN F. ROYALL, JR. This world said goodbye to one of the finest last week. John F. Royall, Jr., known as Jack, made his final decision to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 19, 2023. Read Obituary

Harold William Plahn

Yorktown, Va. – Harold William Plahn, 94 of Yorktown VA born January 26, 1929 passed away after a brief illness on Saturday August 19, 2023 at Riverside Hospital with his wife by his side. Read Obituary

Lisa Bryan Staples

Lisa Bryan Staples, (70), passed away on August 16, 2023. She was the wife of Robert Staples Jr (Jim). They shared 47 years of marriage. Read Obituary

Anne-Lisa Mills

Anne-Lisa Mills, commonly known as Lisa, passed away at age 84 on Thursday, August 3, 2023. Read Obituary

Raymond Edward Stoutamyer

Raymond Edward Stoutamyer, (89), of Pineville, WV, passed away on July 19, 2023, after a life well-lived. Read Obituary

Joshua Camden Sadler

Joshua Camden Sadler, 32, of Yorktown, VA., born December 27th, 1990, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023. Read Obituary

Robert (Bobby) Wayne Belvin

Robert (Bobby) Wayne Belvin (82) went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 11, 2023 after a long battle with cancer. Read Obituary

Catherine M. “Cathy” King

Mrs. Catherine M. (Cathy) King, 82, of Tabb, passed away Monday, August 7, 2023, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Read Obituary

Brandon Jeffrey Wood, Sr.

Brandon Jeffrey Woods Sr. passed away and joined eternal peace on August 1, 2023, in Newport News, VA. Read Obituary

Shirley Anne Ripley

Shirley Anne Ripley, 75, a lifelong resident of Newport News, VA went to be with her Lord on Saturday morning, July 29, 2023. Read Obituary

Judith “Judy” Hodge Eagle

It is with great sadness that we are announcing the passing of our beloved mother, Judith “Judy” Hodge Eagle on Saturday, July 29th. Read Obituary

Ida Mae Byrum

Seaford, Va. – Ida Mae Byrum, a life-long York County resident, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2023 at the age of 78. Read Obituary

Carroll Webster Gould, Jr.

In Memoriam: Carroll Webster Gould Jr. (September 17, 1942 – July 22, 2023) Read Obituary

David R. (Robbie) Robertson

Yorktown, Va. – David R. (Robbie) Robertson went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 21, 2023. He was born December 22, 1924 in the town of Victoria, Va. Read Obituary

Olivia “Libby” Barclay

Olivia “Libby” Barclay, 82, passed away Thursday July 20, 2023. Read Obituary

William H. Irby, Jr.

William H Irby Jr. passed away on July 18, 2023. Read Obituary

John (Jack) Joseph Evans

John “Jack” Joseph Evans
Yorktown, Va. – John (Jack) Joseph Evans, 82, passed away on Monday July 17, 2023. Read Obituary

Pamela Joyce Harper

Seaford , VA – Pamela Joyce Harper died peacefully at home on 14th July, 2023. Read Obituary

Jeffrey Allen McDonald

Newport News – Jeffrey Allen McDonald, 48, of Newport News, Virginia, born August 21st, 1974, passed suddenly at home on July 5th, 2023. Read Obituary

Katherine Harris Williams

Katherine Harris Williams, 94, of Yorktown, VA, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2023. Read Obituary

Katherine Elaine Gilbert

Katherine Elaine (Pitluga) Gilbert, 56 passed on unexpectedly on July 2, 2023. Read Obituary

John Thomas Sheppard

John Thomas Sheppard, of Seaford, VA and Gadsden, AL, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. Read Obituary

Joan Booker Abbott Gay

On Friday, June 23, Joan Gay, widow of Dick Gay and mother of two, passed away at the age of 84. Read Obituary

Mary Thore Cutler

Mary Thore Cutler entered the presence of the Lord on June 11, 2023. Mary, born in Eden, North Carolina on July 31, 1941, was a long time resident of Yorktown, Virginia. Read Obituary

John Ellis Holston, Sr.

John Ellis Holston, Sr (79) went to be with the Lord and his many loved ones on Friday, June 23, 2023. Read Obituary

Ray Julian Taylor

Newport News, Va. – Ray Julian Taylor passed from this life into eternal life Saturday, June 17th, 2023.
Ray was born in Andalusia, Alabama. Read Obituary

Sally Currin

Yorktown, Va. – Sally Currin, 72, passed on Tuesday, May 23rd after a courageous battle against cancer. Read Obituary

William (Biff) Henry Dwan, III

William (Biff) Dwan III passed away on June 14, 2023 on his 76th birthday at Norfolk Heart Hospital in Norfolk, VA. Read Obituary

Janet B. Laughery

Janet Black Sechriest Laughery, 76, mother, wife, and now angel in heaven is looking over her children, Sandra L. Sechriest, Larry Gene Laughery Jr. (Julie), Robin Deyton (John), Dawn M. Jensen (Steve), six grandkids, Jason, Tiffany, Cory, Kyle, Allie, Rockie, and two great-grandkids, J.P. and Gabbie, and one sister, Nancy Grey, living in Tampa, Florida. Read Obituary

Michael Anthony Robinson

Michael Anthony Robinson 47, departed into eternal life Monday, May 22, 2023 in High Point North Carolina. Read Obituary

Barbara Ann Avant

Barbara Ann Avant, 80, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2023. Barbara was born on September 14, 1942, in Newport News, VA and was a lifelong resident of the peninsula. Read Obituary

Steven Blaine Morgan

Yorktown, Va. – Steven Blaine Morgan, 62, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2023. Read Obituary

Virginia Mae Finch

Yorktown, Va. – Virginia Mae Finch, 97, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2023. Virginia was a native of Lakeworth, Florida and a Yorktown resident since 1943. Read Obituary

Donna M. Young

Mrs. Donna M. Young, age 87, passed away on Sunday, June 11th, 2023. Read Obituary

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