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Scheduled Funerals

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

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

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.

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