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Scheduled Funerals

Teresa K. Elder Plessinger

Services will be private. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Connie Ann Wilson

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be private at a later date.

Col. Charles D. Betoney

A memorial service is being hosted on Monday, July 19 at 1 PM at The Historic Post Office in Hampton, Va., 132 E Queen Street Hampton, VA 23669. The family only wishes for your presence or sharing of a memory.

Charlotte Horton Sims

Memorial service will be held on June 13, 2021at 1:00 PM in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Ruth Lillian Burrow Maness

The family will hold a graveside service on June 12, 2021 at 1 pm at Randolph Memorial Park in Asheboro, NC. With a memorial celebration in VA to be announced in the coming weeks. Flowers will be received at the gravesite or in lieu of, donate to a charity close to your heart. The family would like to thank the staff at WaterView Health & Rehab in Hampton for their loving care as well as all who made her smile during her 110 years on this earth.

Annie Welch Long

A celebration of her life will be held at Amory Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 11:00 am with the family receiving guests immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
http://giftfunds.stjude.org/Annie_Long

Michael Douglas Shields

A graveside funeral service will be held at the Peninsula Memorial Park on Friday, June 4 at 1:00 PM. The family will receive friends Thursday June 3 from 7 to 8 PM. at the Amory Funeral Home, in Grafton, VA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the York County Fire and Life Safety, P.O. Box 532, Yorktown, Va., 23690.

Arthur Lee Morgan

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Burial will be private.
The family would like to thank Riverside Hospital staff for their care and compassion, as well as the many friends, family, and neighbors for all their prayers, thoughtful cards and phone calls.
Memorials may be made to the Peninsula Rescue Mission, 3700 Huntington Ave., Newport News, VA 23607.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Virginia.

Ronald Joel Barb

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 5, at 11AM at Solomon’s Lutheran in Quicksburg, VA

Gregory Kim Lohse

If Greg touched your life in some way please come help us celebrate his life at the Yorktown Watermens Museum, 309 Water Street Yorktown, Sunday June 6, 1-5 pm. Sharing of stories to begin at 2:00pm. Casual Aloha Shirt attire.
Please rsvp for the event via the Facebook Event “Greg Lohse’s Celebration of Life”.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Yorktown Watermen’s Museum. www.watermens.org

Violet (Vee) Gloria Hayes (Sabo)

Yorktown, Va. – Violet (Vee) Gloria Hayes (Sabo), 92, of Yorktown, VA passed away after a brief illness on January 24, 2021 from complications of COVID-19.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions her funeral was delayed until now. Although there will be no viewing but there will be a mass at St. George’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 1001 Clinton St., Aliquippa, 2:00 PM, Friday May 28, 2021. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. She and her loving husband Jack will be interred together. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Virginia Kay Simpson

A small memorial will be conducted at Amory funeral home on Monday May 24, 2021 at 11 AM, followed by a graveside service at Hampton Memorial Gardens where she will be laid to rest near her parents.
A reception will be held at the home of Allen and Sharon Simpson after the service where food and refreshments will be served for those of you who would like to share memories.
The family would like to thank all of the medical staff of PACE and Dominion Village assisted living facility for outstanding care of Kay during her tenure at their facilities.

Dianna Lynn Cellinesi

A memorial will be held at NOON on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Amory Funeral Home Chapel 410 Grafton Drive Grafton, Va 23692Va

Peggy Gibson Buchanan

The service will be at Northside Church Saturday May 22 at 10am. Followed by a reception at Northside. Private interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park Arrangement by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Jean-Maurice Poitras, Jr., MD

Visitation is scheduled at Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Drive, Grafton, VA on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Lackey Clinic, Mail to: Lackey Clinic, Attn: Resource Development Office 1620 Old Williamsburg Road Yorktown, VA 23690 or lackeyclinic.org/en/giving/

Spencer Keith Gaarder, Jr.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, May 14, 2021 in Langley Air Force Base Chapel 180 Dodd Blvd, Langley AFB, VA. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.
“The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships” – Abraham Lincoln
To leave a MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES email the family at amoryfh@nullverizon.net

Terry Wayne Lee

Family and friends will gather at Amory Funeral Home on Saturday, May 15th at 12:00 to celebrate his life. Lastly, Terry wanted everyone to know he “went down fighting like the Butkus Bear”. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.
Memorials to The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
3100 Desert Road Suffolk VA 23434
*please submit contact information with donation
Or
The Menchville House P.O. Box 22687 Newport News VA 23609

James G. Young

The family will receive friends at his residence on Thursday afternoon from 3-5 PM. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601

Patricia “Penny” S. Martin

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, May 10, 2021, in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials may be made with Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

David Fred Taylor

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021
at 9:00 A.M. at the Family Life Center of Warwick Assembly
of God, 1228 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA 23666. Face masks
will be required.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CareNet
Pregnancy Center at cnpeninsula.org.

Aletha G. Miller

Services will be private. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Nell (Compton) Newberry Matney

Graveside Services for NELL (COMPTON) NEWBERRRY MATNEY will be conducted Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA with Mike Rife officiating.
Active Pallbearers will be family and friends.
We will be taking proactive measures to help prevent the spread of any potential illness. In an effort to minimize direct contact, we ask that you consider avoiding shaking hands or physical contact with the members of the family or other guests. Direct Eye Contact, Loving Words, and a Warm Smile can be as meaningful to the families as a traditional handshake or hug, especially during these difficult times. Face masks or coverings are required and practicing social distancing.

William Edward Bradley

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 3pm (visitation will start at 2pm) at Crossroads Community Church, 1420 Lakeside Dr., Yorktown, VA officiated by Pastor Aaron West. A private burial service will be held at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News on Monday, May 3.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Virginia Peninsula Food Bank, 2401 Aluminum Ave., Hampton, VA 23661 or hrfoodbank.org.
Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Dr., Yorktown, VA is in charge of arrangements.

Horace Ray Duley

A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Amory Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lisa Barbery. The family will receive friends one prior to service. Interment will be held at 1:00 PM on at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, VA. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Calvin T. Wilson

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 24, 2021 in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Windsor Gardens Cemetery in Gloucester. In compliance with the Covid-19 Social Distancing Mandate, facemasks will be required.

Anastacia Moses Ramey

A memorial mass will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Yorktown by Father Mike Joly. Interment will be private at a later date. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Margaret Claiborne Waldrop “Chips” Halley

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at 2:00 PM in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Suffolk, VA. 5310 Milner’s Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. All Covid-related protocols will be followed. Amory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sandra Ann Williams Dehart

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, April 15, 2021 at Smyrna United Methodist Church, with the Reverend David Woodhouse and Reverend Edwin Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the committal.
Memorias may be made to Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P O Box 1661, Robbins, NC 27325.
Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dehart family.
Condolences online at pinesfunerals.com.

Douglas Aird Read, Jr.

According to Doug wishes, the memorial service will be private. Arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

John Lin

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 16 at the Peninsula Memorial Park, 12750 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, Virginia. A special thank you to Amory Funeral Home. We are forever grateful for the services of Dr. George Kannarkat, Riverside Health System, and Peninsula Cancer Institute. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Alexander William Cipriano

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Saint Joan of Arc Church at 315 Harris Grove Lane in Yorktown, VA on April 12, 2021 at 11 a.m., followed by military honors. Inurnment will take place at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity Food for the Poor at https://www.foodforthepoor.org/ in support of fresh water provision. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Barbara Ella Layman Ham Slaughter

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday April 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Bethel Baptist Church, Yorktown VA 23693 followed by burial at Maplewood Cemetery, Gordonsville, VA at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Bethel Baptist Church, Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, 1004 Yorktown Road, Yorktown, VA 23693.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Yorktown, and Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville, VA.

Glyanda Anne Whalen

A private graveside service will be scheduled on 04/7/2021 in Peninsula Memorial Park. Local arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Deborah “Deby” Irene DeMeo

A private service will be held in Nags Head, NC -a place very sacred to her.

Shirley Ann Wilson

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Parklawn Memorial Park. You may stop by the Amory Funeral Home between the hours of 4:00pm to 6:00 pm on Monday April 5, 2021.
Memorials maybe made to the Victory Junction, 4500 Adam’s Way, Randleman, NC 27317

Michael Douglas Wratchford

Michael will have two celebrations of life. One with his family in West Virginia and another with his friends in Hampton Roads. Of course all family and friends are welcome for both celebrations whenever they will be held.
To donate to a cause that Michael participated greatly in go to www.lgbtlifecenter.org.

Raymond R. Sieminski

The family will receive friends on Thursday April 1, 2021 from 11:00 to 12:00 in Amory Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 PM in Parklawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #13 “Victory” 1700 George Washington Memorial Hwy E, Yorktown, VA 23693 or to a charity of your choice.

Armandine Harris Twigg

A service will be held at 11:00 AM in Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery on Saturday April 17, 2021. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Lt. Col. John D. Hudgins

A private memorial service will be held in John’s honor. If you would like to make a donation in honor of John, please make one to an animal shelter of your choice.
John will be lovingly missed by his wife, family, and friends. Arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Sharon Owens Nuckles

A celebration of life featuring music by her beloved Bruce Springsteen, will be held at the family home at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local NO-Kill animal shelter or the Alzheimer’s Association. Local arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

ABSC Louis Elzalde, (Retired)

There will be no local services at this time for Louis, It was his request to have his cremains scattered at sea by the US Navy.
Local arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Carl Frederick Lochstampfor

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, Va. 23188.

Nancy Lee Moore

The family will receive friends on Saturday March 20, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 in Amory Funeral Home masks are required and social distancing will be mandatory. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, a private service for the family will be held at 1:30 pm at the funeral home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Parkinson Disease Foundation, Donation Processing, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014

Cora Owens Thomas

Service of remembrance will be a private service of immediate family only. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to their favorite charity in Cora’s name. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Virginia.

Freddie Lawrence Smith

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Robert “Bob” Charles Truston, Sr.

When temperatures are up and Covid is down, we will celebrate Bob in a way he would want us to. Until then, raise a glass and toast a life well lived. If you want to honor Bob in some way consider donations to York County Food Closet, 300 Ella Taylor Rd., Yorktown, VA 23692 or your local food bank. Bob always wanted to make sure that people had enough good food and drink.

Philip Evans Carter, Jr.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at his favorite place, “The Farm”. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Yorktown
Keep on Trucking PC. Peace Always. We love you

Memorials may be made to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

Alice M. Tucker

After cremation, a memorial service in celebration of her life will be held on Friday, March 12th, 11:00am at Seaford Baptist Church with pastor Michael Howard officiating. Burial will be private.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at The Gardens at Warwick Forest, who she considered like family, for the loving care provided to her during the time that she resided there.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials of love be made to: Seaford Baptist Debt Retirement Fund, 1311 Seaford Road, Seaford, VA 23696.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Virginia.

Gwen Amory Langley

A special service will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 1:00PM, at Grafton Christian Church. A celebration of her life will be held at a later time. Arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home

Edward Goodman Mitchell

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 3:00 PM in Peninsula Memorial Park by Reverend David Hampton. In lieu of flowers contributions to York County Fire and Life Safety would be appreciated. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Virginia.

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