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Scheduled Funerals

Jennifer Young McNeil

Memorial Service 10:00 Am Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Northside Christian Church. For full obituary go to amoryfuneralhome.com.

Lynnette “Peaches” Gordon

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 23, 2024 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel

Barbara Ann Plahn

Barb and Harry will be laid to rest together at Arlington National Cemetery next to their son Brian. Arrangements are under the care of Amory Funeral home in Yorktown. Funeral services are private.

Rennie V. Heathcock

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday February 22, 2024 at Warwick Church, 1228 Todds Lane Hampton, Va 23666. Interment will be at later date in Peninsula Memorial Park. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va

Carmine Grella, Jr.

A celebration of his life will be held at 5:30 PM on February 22 at Amory Funeral Home to honor his enduring legacy.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: David Tipton via Venmo (DavidJ-Tipton) or send checks for cancer treatments made payable to David Tipton to Amory Funeral Home, Inc. at P.O. Box 1026 Yorktown Virginia 23692.

 

Deborah Ann Gaskill Stainback

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or your local animal shelter.

Dorothy Holloway Burcher

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 20 at 1 PM at Grafton Christian Church, with a reception following.

Phillip Jordan Zsoldos

Visitation will be Friday February 16th from noon to 1pm at Amory Funeral Home and will be followed by a graveside service at 2pm at Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Thomas Gray Shermer

A memorial service is to be held at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia with military honors on Tuesday March 26, 2024 at 11:00 AM.. Thom would wish that in his passing the words of Paul would be remembered that “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” In place of customary memorials contributions can be made to charity of you choice.

Merritt E. Moore, Jr.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday February 10, 2024 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Ronald Edward Cooper

Celebration of Life for Ronald Cooper ‘Coop’ SUNDAY 2-5pm – February 25th, 2024 Williamsburg Moose Lodge – Catered
5429 Richmond Road Williamsburg, VA 23188
A graveside service will be held in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania at Parklawn Memorial Cemetery.

Cynthia F. Hunsecker

A private service will be held by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or please donate blood to the American Red Cross. Arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home.

Carol Smoot Clack

Service will be private.
Interment will be Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

William Cornelius Verniel

A memorial service in honor of Bill will take place on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 1024 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA. The family will be available to receive visitors starting at 1:00 p.m. Following the memorial service, a reception will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the church as a tribute to Bill’s memory.

Adam Matthew Waller

Memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in Grafton Baptist Church. Memorial donation may be made to Grafton Baptist Church. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Rita S. Weshefsky

A graveside service will be held at St Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 5635 Berkshire Valley Road, Oak Ridge NJ on Saturday, February 3 at 1:00 PM, with a reception immediately following.
For her Virginia friends, a celebration of life will be held in Yorktown at a later date.

Janice Elkins Oliver

A service celebrating Janice’s life will be held at Seaford Baptist Church on Monday, January 29, 2024 at 11:00 AM . Interment will be at Beech Grove Baptist Church in Coke, Gloucester County, Va. The family will receive family and friends at Amory Funeral Home on Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
The family would like to express a special thanks to Riverside Hospice, Dr. Zachary Morie, Dr. Charles Vaughn, Dr. David Connito, and her loving caregivers, Angie Jenkins-Hollis, and Cindy Stevenson.
The family requests Memorial Donations be made to Seaford Baptist Church, P. O. Box 207, Seaford, Va. 23696 or to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, l 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, YN. 38105-9959 or (Children’s Cancer Cause, 1325 G. Street NW, Suite 540, Washington, DC 20005)

Robert Campbell Gibson

Per Rob’s request, there will be no funeral.
There will be a celebration of life gathering held at a later date, to be announced. Family requests any memorial donations go to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
“God saw he was getting tired, a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around him and whispered, ‘come with Me.”
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

William Cornelius Verniel

A memorial service in honor of Bill will take place on February 14, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 1024 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA. The family will be available to receive visitors starting at 1:00 p.m. Following the memorial service, a reception will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the church as a tribute to Bill’s memory.

Leon Thomas McCloskey

A viewing will be held at 10:00 followed by a funeral liturgy at 11:00 on Saturday, January 27, 2024. Services will be held at Snyder Funeral Home, 2421 Willow Street Pike, Willow Street, PA.

Margaret Jean (Jeanie) Downs

Her Celebration of Life Service will be held at Providence United Methodist Church in Yorktown on Friday, January 26, 2024 at 11:00am with burial of ashes in the Church Cemetery. Amory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Providence United Methodist Church or to the Parkinson’s Research Foundation in her honor.

John Adam Lash

The family will receive visitors at the Amory Funeral Home in Grafton (Yorktown) on Sunday, January 28, 2024, from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at Parklawn Memorial Park Chapel with a reception to follow in Hampton.

Betty Oberg

Visitation will begin at 11:00am at Lebanon Christian Church on Saturday 27 January 2024 with the funeral service immediately following; after which, Betty will be interred at Hampton Memorial Gardens next to her husband of 59 years. Arrangements are being handled by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Otto Wagner Jr.

A celebration of life will be held Yorkminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 11:00 AM. A reception will follow in the church social hall. Donations may be made in Otto’s name to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Martha Slaight Tooley

Service will be private.

John Michael (Jack) Logue

Services and celebrations are being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a veterans’ organization.

Thomas William Banks

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 19, 2024 form 6-8 PM in Amory Funeral Home.
Toward the end of his fight, he learned the depth and pureness of unconditional love from his close friends and family.

LTC. Michael S. Lach (US Army Retired)

His family has organized a memorial service to honor Michael’s life and military service, which will be held at the Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Dr. in Yorktown VA 23692 on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 2:00 PM. There will be a celebration of life following the service at our daughter’s home. In lieu of, flowers, memorial donations, can be made to the Peninsula SPCA, at 523 J Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News, VA 23601 or to The Bernadine Franciscan Sisters, 450 St. Bernadine Street Reading, PA 19607.Reception & Celebration of Life to follow.

Christopher Albert Astle, Jr.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2024 in First Baptist Church, Newport News, Va. Burial will be private in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Va.

Ray Thomas Wildeson

A small memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday Jan. 10th at Amory Funeral Home 410 Grafton Drive Yorktown, Va 23692. Flower or charity of personal preference donations can be made through Amory Funeral Home’s website.

Evelyn Thomas Hartman

A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church, 2109 Seaford Road, Seaford, Virginia 23696. Reception and visitation will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cullen John Thomas Newby Memorial Scholarship fund at Roanoke College: givecampus.com/campaigns/39950/donations.

Vernon Lester Green

Vernon’s family wants to invite those who loved him to celebrate his life on January 6, 2024 at Zion United Methodist Church at 1 pm. Reception and visitation to follow at the church. Funeral arrangements being handled by Amory Funeral Home.

Richard Thomas Whitney

Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024, at Seaford Baptist Church, 1311 Seaford Road, Seaford, VA. The family will receive friends for visitation at 1:00pm in the church sanctuary, prior to the service, which will begin at 2pm.

Julie Murray Brooks

A memorial service will be held January 27, 2024 at 3 PM, at the Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Dr, Yorktown, VA 23692.

George Ray (Campbell) Parcell

A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 5, 2024by Rev. Michael Joly at St. Joan of Arc Church, Rt. 17 at Harris Grove Lane, Yorktown, VA.

William O’Dell, Sr.

A service will be held at noon on Saturday January 6 at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers Bill suggested that those who wished, should offer donations to “The Knights Of Columbus”.

Helen Margaret Davis

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Conway H. Sheild, IV

A private Family Memorial Service was held earlier in the month at St Andrews Episcopal Church in Newport News. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Aid Society, 80 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, Va. 23666 or Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, Va 23185. Arrangements are being handled by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton

George Calvin Jenkins, Jr.

A funeral service for George will be held at Amory Funeral Home at 10:00 A.M. on December 29th with a graveside service at Parklawn Memorial Park at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made out to an Alzheimer’s disease charity of your choosing.

Sandra Kaye McElroy Hicks

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, 29 December at Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Margie Carmines Dumas

The family will receive friends on Wednesday December 27, 2023 at 1:00 PM in Yorktown Baptist Church with a service to follow at 2:00 PM. A graveside service will be held on Thursday December 28, 2023 at 11:00 AM in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Yorktown Baptist Church, 237 Nelson Drive, Yorktown, VA 23690.

Todd Robert DeForest

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA or Special Olympics. Service will be private. Arrangement by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Sara Lee Jacobs

Sara’s children ask that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter in Newport News, VA or the Alzheimer’s Association. The family will host a celebration of Sara’s life on January 13, 2024 at 11AM at Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Drive, Grafton, VA.

Jean Quick Cooper

A visitation will take place at Amory Funeral Home at 1:00 P.M. on December 27th with a 3:00 P.M. graveside service following at Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Riverside Hospice.

Deborah Lynn Mueller

Services will be private. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Deborah Mueller to the Riverside Peninsula Cancer Institute and Infusion Center, 12100 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601.Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Harold Gene “Buddy” Blankenship

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Bethel Baptist Church, 1004 Yorktown Rd, Yorktown, VA 23693. Visitation will start at 1 pm with the service starting at 2 pm.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Riverside (Hospice) Foundation 701 Town Center Drive, Suite 1000 Newport News, VA 23606.

James Ervin “J.C.” Collins

A memorial service to include military honors will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at Wythe Presbyterian Church, 151 Robinson Road, Hampton, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or your local animal shelter.

Robert “Bob” Allen Porter

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday December 16, 2023 in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Yorktown, VA.

Lewis Brant Barksdale, Sr.

Funeral Mass will be held December 20, 2023, at 10 a.m. St. Joan of Arc, Yorktown.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please donate to Saint Joan of Arc, Yorktown, VA.

Alice Ruth Aikens

The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in Amory Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday December 12, 2023 in Maranatha Baptist Church and burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.

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