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Scheduled Funerals

James Marshel Hughes

The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in Amory Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM in Bethel Baptist Church with interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Ann Chambers Mennell

A Celebration of Ann’s Life is to be held on Saturday, 1 February 2020, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Williamsburg Golf Club, 1801 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg VA.
In lieu of flowers please make a charitable contribution to the American Cancer Society.

Garland Jacques Ingram

A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton at 10:00 A.M.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Yorktown Masonic Lodge # 205, 221 Ballard St. Yorktown VA 23690

Lula Insley

Visitation for friends and family will be at Amory Funeral Home Grafton, VA on Tuesday January 21, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. The Funeral service will be at in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home Wednesday the 22 at 12 PM. Burial will be at Hampton Memorial Garden 155 Butler Farm RD Hampton, VA. Lula’s Preacher Ralph Vannest will be the officiant. Following the burial, there will be a reception at Calvary Baptist Church 4506 George Washington Memorial HWY, Hayes, VA. for Lula’s family and friends. If you wish memorial contributions in Lula’s honor; instead of flowers any gift may be made to your favorite charity or Hampton Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #26, PO Box 7017 Hampton, VA 23666-0017.Thank you for all your visits calls and prayers during Lula’s illness. Your kindness and consideration shall always be cherished. This extends to the staff and residents of Riverside Convalescent Center and Riverside Hospice. The care and Love you showed Lula and the family has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. Your consideration helped to ease the pain of Lula’s passing. “A person might not always remember what a person said; they always will remember how they made the person feel.”

Wayne Lee Eaton

A wake will be held at Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown, VA on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 7 PM. A Funeral mass will be performed at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in York County, VA at 9 AM, Monday January 20, 2020.

Barbara Lawson

Family and friends viewing will be held at Amory Funeral Home at 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 16th. The graveside service will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 3250 High Point Road, Winston-Salem, NC on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

Elma Dare Gravely

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 Pm on Friday, January 17, 2020 in Seaford Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to South Eastern Chapter Alzheimer’s Association .

Howard Irvin Robertson, Jr.

A funeral service will be held at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.

Meghan Pierce Tyler

The family would like to invite you to come and celebrate Meghan’s life at Amory Funeral Home on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

William Howard Hopkins, Jr.

William Howard Hopkins, Jr., 79, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020. He is survived by his sister Mary Reed and a brother Robert Hopkins. Service will be private. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home.

Jimmie Lee Raines, Jr.

His service will be held on Saturday the 18th, 3pm, at Amory Funeral Home, located at 410 Grafton Drive Yorktown, VA 23692.

Pattie Sue Arnold Stubbs

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 11th at Yorkminster Presbyterian Church with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sue’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yorkminster Presbyterian Church, Deacon’s Fund.

Nancy Lynn Gunter

A memorial service will be held at 3:oo pm on Saturday, January 11, 2020, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Interment will be in the Divins family plot in Sligo Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

Earl Evans, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mary Ellen VanZant

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 7, 2019 in Newington Baptist Church, Gloucester. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM in Peninsula Memorial Park following the church service. Local arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Dr. Elizabeth Leonard Ryan

Family will receive visitors at Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown, VA at 11 AM on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, with service following in the funeral home chapel at 1 PM. Burial will occur the following day – Jan. 4, 2020 at 1 PM at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem, VA. Services will be conducted by Rev. Matthew Dupuy.

Helen Swetz

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 4:00 PM at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Yorktown, VA.
In honor of Helen, the family asks that you plant a flower garden and spread the beauty of nature with all, bring sunshine to those around you and share a smile.
A special thanks to those at The Gardens-Warwick Forest, staff and nurses for their care and support of not only Helen but also the family. Please remember to support your local Hospice or Alzheimer’s group.

Madeline Dorsey

The family will receive friends on January 10th, 2020 from 5pm-7pm at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton, Va. A memorial service will be held January 11th at 11am at St. Joan of Arc in Yorktown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Pauline Hanna Weikel

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 11:00am In Greenlawn Cemetery, Newport News, VA. Arrangements are being handled by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Eugene Duane Schult

A memorial service is scheduled for December 26, 2019, at 11 a.m., at the Amory Funeral Home in Grafton, VA, with family visitation following the service. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that one consider donating to a favorite charity.

Nancy Oretta Kellum

A celebration of life will be announced in January 2020.

Alice Mae Cochran Wainwright

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in Amory Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 23, 2019 in Central Baptist Church, Yorktown and interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Local arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
Memorials may be made to the Peninsula SPCA. 523 j Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, Va. 23601.

Maxie Greene

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, December 20, 2019, at Grafton Christian Church in Yorktown. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grafton Christian Church, 109 Brick Church Road, Yorktown, VA 23692.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Larry Wayne Batton

The family will receive close friends at the Amory Funeral Home on Saturday December 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday December 14th at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall 111 Brown’s Lane Yorktown, VA – all are welcome to attend. There will be a Funeral Reception following the Service at the Edgehill Community Center, 700 Cockletown Road Yorktown, VA 23692. Food and refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend and visit with family and friends and share their memories of Larry!!
Flowers may be sent to the Amory Funeral Home or a donation can be made to the World Wide Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses at JW.org or the Golden Retriever Rescue, Education, and Training at GRREAT.org.

Nancy B. Ketchum

Nancy will be interred in Hampton Memorial Gardens, Hampton, VA on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to your preferred local animal charity, veterinary hospital(s), cancer charity, or food bank(s) in her honor.Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

CWO4 David “Obie” Oberg

The family will receive friends at 11:00 a.m. Monday 23 December 2019 at Lebanon Christian Church in Newport News, Virginia, and the funeral service will immediately follow at the Church at 12:00 noon. The military funeral honors ceremony will occur at Hampton Memorial Gardens in Hampton, Virginia at 2:00 p.m. the same day and is also open for friends to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Army Transportation Museum Foundation (ATMF) at Fort Eustis, Virginia, and designate it for the building of the Maritime Pavilion.
Services are under the direction of Amory Funeral Home, Yorktown, Virginia.

Jeanne Virginia Loughrey

Services will be private.

William “Bill” Francis

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, December 9, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2150 Cunningham Dr. Hampton, VA 23666 with a reception afterward. Amory Funeral Services will hold the burial of ashes ceremony at Albert G Horton, Memorial Veterans Cemetery at 3:00 pm, 5310 Milners Rd, Suffolk, VA 23434.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the following charities: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Sunday Supper Program. Donations can be made in person, c/o Bill Francis. Sunday Suppers provides meals to those who face financial hardships and homelessness. Camp Kesem donations can be accepted using the following link. Camp Kesem is a program that funds and supports children’s camps who have a parent with cancer. https://donate.kesem.org/fundraiser/2525149

Benjamin Nicholas McIntosh

A visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Friday, December 6 from 6-8 pm at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton VA. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Parklawn Memorial Park In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heartland hospice at 41 Old Oyster Point rd. suite D Newport News VA 23602.

George Raymond Barber, Sr.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:00 Pm in Amory Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, December 6, 2019 in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Kimberly Dawn Barkley

The family will receive friends at Bethel Baptist Church, Yorktown, VA from 1:00-2:00pm on Tuesday, December 3,, 2019. A celebration of her life will follow at 2:00pm officiated by Pastor Doug Echols. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 1004 Yorktown Road, Yorktown, VA 23693.

Nancy Nixon Burns

The family will receive friends and family on November 30, 2019, beginning at 11:00 AM. A celebration of life service will follow at 12:00 PM at Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Dr, Yorktown, VA 23692. Immediately following, she will be laid to rest with her mother at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Margarete Maria Hohl

A funeral mass will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 2, 2019 in St Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.,

Ethel McCloud Currier Kramp

A memorial service will be held at Bethlehem United Methodist Church on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 12:30 p.m., in Gloucester, VA.
The family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the ALS Association or local Gloucester Humane Society. Local arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Betsy Sherburne Bright

There will not be a funeral service, Amory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Judith Wade Smith

Services will include visitation at Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Drive in Grafton, VA on Sunday November 24, 2019 from 2pm-4pm and A Celebration of Judy’s life at Zion United Methodist Church, 2109 Seaford Road, Seaford, VA on Monday November 25, 2019 at 1pm. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to be made to the Hobie Kopczynski Memorial Scholarship Fund care of 200 Purgold Road Seaford, VA 23696.

George W. Hamm

The family will welcome visitors on Thursday, November 21 from 6pm-8pm at Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA. A service will be held at 2pm on Friday, November 22; at Amory Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of George, please consider donations to Heartland Hospice, 41 Oyster Point Road, Newport News, VA 23602.

Carolyn Louise Angel

A celebration of life will be conducted by Pastor Sarah Locke at 11am Tuesday the 19th of November at Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Dr, Grafton, Va. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park with a reception afterwards at Providence United Methodist Church, 113 Old Dare Rd, Grafton, Va., 23692. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30pm, Monday the 18th of November at Amory Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolyn’s name may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5540 Falmouth St., Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23230.

Cdr. Robert “Bob” Wayne Chasteen

His celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday, November 23, 2019, 11:00am at Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown, VA. See https://amoryfuneralhome.com/obituaries/ for full obituary and service schedule.

Edsel R. Nickell

A service will be held for both Edsel and Della at a later date in Fairborn, Ohio.

Frank E. Simmons

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Peninsula SPCA (757-595-1399) in Newport News, VA or Poquoson Animal Welfare -Sanctuary (757-868-1379) are appreciated.

Ann Hardy Ingle Elksnin

A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 21 at Grace Church in Yorktown. Burial will be in Grace Church Cemetery. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

Robert “Bobby” Ellis Stokes, Jr.

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, November 11th from 2-5 pm. We chose to honor his life on Veterans Day, as he was proud to have served our great nation. A private graveside service will take place at a later date with his close family. As Bobby would want a huge celebration, everyone is welcome to attend. Please dress casually and comfortably; maybe wear something black in his honor. Feel free to bring something to eat, drink and most importantly bring lots of laughter and celebration in memory of this wonderful man. Please email stokestradition@nullgmail.com for the location or any information regarding his Celebration of Life.

Captain John Alexander Hanna, Jr.

Visitation at Amory’s, Thursday 6-8
Funeral at St Joan of Arc, Friday 1pm burial to follow and reception at the Hampton Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the CNU Sailing Foundation or the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Patricia Teague Sparrer

The family will receive friends at 1:30 on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in the afternoon at Zion United Methodist Church in Seaford Virginia. Her service will be at 3:00. A reception will follow in the social hall.

Franklin “Frank” Daniel Hoage

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Kenneth Waclo. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers donations be made to the fund set up for his great grandsons after the death of their father and his grandson “Daniel” Made out to Linette Lancaster or Tad Hoage, 5576 Riverview Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. (In memo please put DHCF or Children’s Fund) or donate to charity of your choice.

Tyron C. Robinson

Yorktown, Va. – Tyron C. Robinson, 72, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Lillie and his children, Angela, Marc and Stephen. Service will be private. Amory Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby C. Walker

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Norman Rush. The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorials may be made to Riverside Hospice Care, 12420 Warwick Blvd.,Suite 6E, Newport News, Va., 23606

LNCS Stacey Renee Mincey

A memorial service will be held at NOON on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Open Door Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, 105 E. Cummings Ave, Hampton. Local Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Dr. William T. Green

A visitation will be held at Amory Funeral Home on Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The funeral will be Friday, October 25 at 11:00 AM Orcutt Baptist Church in Newport News, followed by a graveside service at Peninsula Memorial Cemetery. There will be a reception at James River Country Club following the graveside service.

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