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Scheduled Funerals

Lynn Scott Mendibur

A family funeral mass will be celebrated at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church with follow-on burial at the Arlington National Cemetery at a later time. “…and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.” Matt. 28:20.

Archie Leon Kimberlin

Services will be held at a later date when this coronavirus mess is over. Yes, Dad, it’s STILL going on. If you’d like to be notified of when we’re gathering, send an email to archiekimberlin@nullgmail.com.
In lieu of flowers now or then, please donate to your local food bank. Even though he didn’t dwell on it, Archie remembered what it was like to do without.
To read a story published in 2008 about Archie and his birds, go to https://bit.ly/2JzhjFb.

Sandra Lee Hemphill

A memorial service will be held at a later time. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Juanita G. Mower

Services will be private

Bobby Gene Burns

Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The Fix Ministry 4465 Mount Olive-Cohoke Rd. King William, Va. 23086. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Sharon Mudry Farrar

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Jeffrey Cooper

A private graveside service will be held at Grace Church on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery, Yorktown, VA. Memorials may be made to the SPCA, Local arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Augustine Warner Robins

A celebration of Warner’s Life will be held at a later date in Grace Episcopal Church, Yorktown. A reception will follow in the church parish hall.
Memorial may be made to the Red Cross Yorktown Chapter 6912 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23692 or to Yorktown Arts Foundation P.O. Box 657, Yorktown, VA. 23690. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Betty Page Spencer

Services will be private. In lieu of flower, donations may be made to the York County Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 532, Yorktown, VA 23692. Arrangements are being handled by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Junior Richard Wiggington

A Graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020, at County Line Cemetery in Basset Virginia.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Masonic Home of Virginia, P.O. Box 7866, Henrico, Va. 23231-0366. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Eleanor “Ellie” Carteret Reed

A graveside service is planned for 1:00 pm on Friday, the 20th, at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the York County Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 532, Yorktown, Va. 23692. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Richard David Craig

A gathering will be held at the Craig residence on Thursday, March 19, at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks to consider sending memorial donations to The Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary, 181 Messick Road, Poquoson, VA 23662 or to the Animal Aid Society, 80 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666.
Sweet Dreams!
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Dorothy Joy Hooper

A Service of Remembrance will be held on a later date at the Hampton Branch of Community of Christ, 370 Wythe Creek RD, Poquoson, Virginia, to be announced when the current health crisis abates. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Outreach International, a charity that Joy held dear to her heart.

James Stankan

Service will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Sandra Byrd Call

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 16, 2020 in Hampton Memorial Gardens, Hampton, Va. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in Sandie’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9922 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1500 Forrest Ave. Suite 124, Richmond, Va. 23229

James Larry Norton

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 14, 2020 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Hazel Crowder King

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Highland Burial Park in Danville, VA. The family will be at the home of her sister-in-law, June K. Adams, at 113 Tamworth Place after the graveside service. Local arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Archie Andrew “Tubby” Childrey

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. David Magruder and Pastor Rick Ragan officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Preston Scott “Press” Williams

Visitation will take place on Monday March 9th from 5pm to 7pm followed by the Memorial Service on Tuesday March 10th at llam at Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church at 204 Cook Road in Yorktown, Virginia. Interment will following the memorial service at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News. The family will receive friends after the interment at Crooks Memorial for a repass.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his memory to Crooks Memorial United Church at 204 Cook Road, Yorktown, Virginia 23690 or the Virginia Special Olympics at 3212 Skipwith Rd Ste 100, Richmond, VA 23294. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Marwan Najib Abisaab

On Monday, March 9, 2020, the family will visit with friends and loved ones from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 315 Harris Ln, in Yorktown, Virginia. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 am. Interment will take place at Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King William Drive in Williamsburg following the Funeral Mass.

Nathan Taylor Smith

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Providence United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lisa Blackmonson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM Friday March 6, in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Providence Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund and Providence United Methodist Church General Fund, 113 Old Dare Road, Yorktown, VA 23692

Betty Amory Rollins

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, March 6, 2020 at Grafton Christian Church, Grafton Va., where she was a lifelong member. There will be a reception in the Church Social Hall immediately following the service. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Grafton Christian Church Cemetery Fund. 109 Brick Church Road, Grafton, Va. 23692. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va. 23692

Carl Louis Pilkington

The family will receive friends on Thursday 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Lewis Brant Barksdale, Jr.

A memorial funeral mass will be celebrated at 4:00 PM on Monday, March 2, 2020 in Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Yorktown with a reception following. He will be placed to rest in the church columbarium with military honors.

Richard Albert King

Rick’s celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am, Friday,February 28, 2020, at Maranatha Baptist Church in Yorktown. Burial will follow in Albert G. Horton, Jr Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Betsy Juanita Belvin

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 at 5:00pm at Severn Church, 9066 Robins Neck Road, Naxera. Conducted by Pastor Bill West. Family will receive friends following the service at the family home and directions will be provided all is welcome.
Arrangements made by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton

Taylor “Cookie” Wayne Cooke

A celebration of his life will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Thursday February 27, 2020 at Waters Edge Church, in Yorktown, VA. Ben Carr of Water’s Edge Church will be officiating. Burial will follow the funeral at Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton, VA at 12:30 PM. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Amory Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made for Karsyn college fund go to Can donate at any Wells Fargo, the name on the account is Taylor Cooke Memorial fund or electronically through Zelle using the email tammyrich@nullcox.net
The family of Taylor Wayne Cooke wishes to thank everyone for all the prayers, love and support.

Elizabeth “Liz” Wheeler

They will receive friends at Amory Funeral Home on Saturday February 29, 2020 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. A graveside service will be private in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk. Memorials donations in memory of Elizabeth can be mailed to Christopher Newport University Ferguson Center for the Arts at 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Va. 23606.

Joshua C. Derksen

A service to celebrate Joshus life will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday in Providence United Methodist Church, Grafton, Va. 113 Old Dare Road, Yorktown, Va. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Providence United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

John A. Lawson, Jr.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in Amory Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday at Providence United Methodist Church with Rev. Lisa Blackmonson officiating. A private graveside service with Navy honors will be held in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Memorial may be made to Providence United Methodist Church, 113 Old Dare Road, Yorktown, Va., 23692.

Phillip Howard Hinton

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 PM on Monday, February 24, 2020 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association’s National Office, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601

Andrew Joseph Forrest

The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 at Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, Va. 23692. The family welcomes everyone to join us at 109 Janis Drive, Yorktown, Va., 23692 following the visitation for food and fellowship. In lieu of flowers memorials donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Nancy R. Soult

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday February 22, 2020 at the home of her son. Burial will be private.
The family would like to thanks Riverside Hospice and Dr. Duhon and her staff for all the love and support given to Nancy during her illness.
Memorial may be made to CHKD 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, Va., 23507. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Patricia “Pat” Ann Brazzale

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 19, 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Amory Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 20, 9:00 AM at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church with reception to follow. Burial will follow at 12:30 PM in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Walter S. Williams

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, with Rev. Chris Hoyt officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm until service time at the funeral home. A reception will be held following the service in the Agape Center at Bethel Baptist Church on Yorktown Road in Tabb. For those wishing to send flowers, the family asks that instead a donation be made to Walter’s favorite charity, The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

Robert Lee Holt, Sr.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 pm, Friday, February 14th at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. A funeral service will be held at 1pm, Saturday, February 15th at Hornsbyville Baptist Church, Yorktown, with Pastor Ron Holland & Pastor Charles Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hornsbyville Baptist Church, PO Box 1147, Grafton, VA 23692. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Lt. Col. John Edward Kelly (Retired)

He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery alongside his wife at a later date. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Carolyn Lee “Pat” Edwards

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 16, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Saturday, February 15, at the funeral home.

Elsie W. Rosensteel

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11:00 am in St Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.
A special thanks to Heartland Hospice Team and Special Friend Marie Thornton.
Memorials may be made to the St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Peninsula SPCA, Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, Best Friends Animal Society, Animal Aid Society, St Jude Children’s Hospital and CHKD. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home Grafton, Va.

April Joyce Cornick

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 3 pm to 5 pm at Amory Funeral Home, Yorktown, Virginia. Burial is private.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends donate to the SPCA in April’s memory.

Clemmer Ray Hamby

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 10, 2020 with interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Jeffrey Alan Miller

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 6 at 2:00 at Amory Funeral Home.

Alice Marie Cruz

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 10, 2020 in Severn Church, Gloucester, Va. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
Memorial maybe made to help with funeral expenses to Amory Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1026, Grafton, Va. 23692

John Zsoldos, Jr.

A graveside service will be held at Peninsula Memorial Park on Friday February 7th at 11 am. A visitation with family and friends will take place at Amory Funeral Home the night before, Thursday February 6th from 6-7:30 pm.

Ronald (Ron) Eddie Fox

A Bon Voyage Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, January 31, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project support.woundedwarriorproject.org

Dennis Coleman Shields

A funeral service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, 1004 Yorktown Rd., on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Flowers may be sent to the church, or, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bethel Baptist Church, Lottie Moon Fund. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA

Monica Rose Fallon

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Yorktown by Father Miguel Melendez and Father Mike Joly.

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

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