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Scheduled Funerals

Mark Harris Holland

A visitation will be held on Thursday August 5th at 12 pm, followed by a service at 1 pm at Poroporone Baptist Church at 30071 The Trail, Shacklefords, VA 23156. Arrangements are being handled by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Mary H. (Westcott) Henry

A service in memory of Mary will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, August 7, at Crooks United Methodist Church, 204 Cook Road, Yorktown, with Pastor Patti Money officiating. Funeral services are being managed by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Burial will be at Crawford Heights Memorial Gardens, Denison, Iowa.
Memorial donations in memory of Mary can be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD), Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

Robert “Bob” Weakley

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you make donations to the DAV of Yorktown, 1700 George Washington Memorial Highway Ste E, Yorktown, VA 23693 or the Peninsula SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601.
The family would like to offer our sincere thanks and gratitude to the doctors and nursing staff of Riverside Hospital’s Emergency Room, CCU and MICU departments who gave such tender and amazing care to Bob during his stay.

Chris E. O’Connor, Jr.

A Vigil will be held on Tuesday at 7:00 PM in Amory Funeral Home Chapel after which the family will receive friends following the service. A Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM in St Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Helen McElheney Cawley

A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2 at Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692.

Philip Lee Moore

If you are unable to attend the service on Sunday or want to visit with the family prior to the service, visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:00 in Zion United Methodist Church social hall the service will begin at 3:00 PM and burial will follow in church cemetery. Arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Kayla Marie Pike

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday July 31st at the Seaford Yacht Club, 3108 Goodwin Neck Rd. Yorktown, VA 23692 beginning at 4pm. All our welcome to join us in celebrating Kayla’s beautiful life and sending her off into the light with love, strength and peace.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the children by way of cash, gift cards or Amazon necessities via:

Cash or Gift Card Donations:
https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/26m6l8?fbclid=IwAR1H2EcGW2PXXwXDSmQrfHSZdU2TL3NoUQBkiiHxCTXSryfhJbAQnuIYffQ

Amazon Necessities:
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/319VI2I01A59Q?ref=cm_sw_em_r_un_un_MiQzpem8rsMKA&fbclid=IwAR3a6aKuFfcIlzyoGeqJn8kWmDFfNMrbaInPlq4ajGpsq5SWB3nU4M09Xa8

Rita M. Irby

The family will receive friends on Thursday July 22, from 6 to 8 pm at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton. A Funeral Mass will be said Friday July 23, at 11 am at Saint Joan of Arc Church by Father Michael Joly, and a reception will follow. Interment will be Monday July 26 at 1 pm at Peninsula Memorial Park.
Rita wanted those who attend her funeral to follow COVID protocols.
Rita would prefer that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to your favorite charities. She always tried to support retired clergy. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Arnold E. Williams

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 pm on July 24th at Rainbrook Villa Recreation Center with visitation following the service. There will be a Celebration of Life held in Chilhowie, VA at a later date.

Dale Marie Schiavon

The family invites you to attend Dale’s celebration of life on Saturday, July 24th at 11:00 am at Dominion Outreach Worship Center 119 29th Street Newport News Va., 24607, donations can be made to the family on GoFundMe or to Amory Funeral Home

Albert T. Erkkinen

Service will private

Morgan “Chip” Blake, Jr.

Service will be private

Patricia Frances Borowick Mooney

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 on Friday, July 9, 2021, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Newport News. The family will be receiving visitors at the church beginning at 10:15. Burial will be a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Riverside Foundation or a charity of your choice.

John “Johnny” T. Deal, Jr.

All services will be private. In lieu of flowers or memorial donations, the family has requested planting a tree or flower in his memory to honor his love of nature.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home

Col. Mark Allan Riccio (Retired U.S. Army)

Yorktown, Va. – Mark Allan Riccio, 62, passed away on Monday,
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at a 10:45 AM on Tuesday July 6, 2021at the Post Chapel, Fort Myers with burial to follow in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. He will always be dearly loved and dearly missed.

Etta Alberta Crockett Flowers

Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 6:00-8:00p.m. at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton, VA. Funeral Services will be at Seaford Baptist Church at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2021 by Pastor Michael Howard. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park at 1:00 p.m.

Larry Charles Hanson

There will be a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, July 7, at 1 PM, at Armory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton, VA. He will be laid to rest at Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial donations can be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area Chapter (alz.org)

Peter Duffy

The family held a private funeral; if you wish to show your love for this wonderful man, please donate to the Salvation Army or Newport News SPCA.

Harald Fritz Walian

A celebration of life will be held at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Yorktown, VA 23692 on Saturday June 26, 2021 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Salvation Army.

Robert John Byrne

Bob would want all of his friends, colleagues, and neighbors to know that he loved you very much and was privileged to be a part of your lives. We hope you will be able to join us for the celebration of life which will occur at the Freight Shed in Yorktown at 2 pm on Monday, June 28. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Lt. Col. Paul Vincent Koehly (Retired U.S. Air Force)

A funeral service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021, with the Reverend Seldon Walker and Rev. Carleton Bakkum officiating and Amory Funeral Home providing services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 123, Yorktown, Va. 23690 or a charity of your choice.

ABCS Louis Elizalde (Retired U.S. Navy)

There will be a memorial service on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM in Tabernacle United Methodist Church. It was his request to have his cremains scattered at sea by the US Navy.
Local arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Jessie Schmitthenner

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Monday, June 28 at 2pm. Calling hours will be at a reception following the service. Interment will take place at the BellaSylva Cemetery in PA on July 23 at 3pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church Music Ministry, 612 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg VA 23185, or the Sullivan County Food Pantry, PO Box 55, Dushore, PA 18614.

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.

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