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Scheduled Funerals

Alexander William Cipriano

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Saint Joan of Arc Church at 315 Harris Grove Lane in Yorktown, VA on April 12, 2021 at 11 a.m., followed by military honors. Inurnment will take place at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity Food for the Poor at https://www.foodforthepoor.org/ in support of fresh water provision. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Barbara Ella Layman Ham Slaughter

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday April 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Bethel Baptist Church, Yorktown VA 23693 followed by burial at Maplewood Cemetery, Gordonsville, VA at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Bethel Baptist Church, Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, 1004 Yorktown Road, Yorktown, VA 23693.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Yorktown, and Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville, VA.

Glyanda Anne Whalen

A private graveside service will be scheduled on 04/7/2021 in Peninsula Memorial Park. Local arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Deborah “Deby” Irene DeMeo

A private service will be held in Nags Head, NC -a place very sacred to her.

Shirley Ann Wilson

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Parklawn Memorial Park. You may stop by the Amory Funeral Home between the hours of 4:00pm to 6:00 pm on Monday April 5, 2021.
Memorials maybe made to the Victory Junction, 4500 Adam’s Way, Randleman, NC 27317

Michael Douglas Wratchford

Michael will have two celebrations of life. One with his family in West Virginia and another with his friends in Hampton Roads. Of course all family and friends are welcome for both celebrations whenever they will be held.
To donate to a cause that Michael participated greatly in go to www.lgbtlifecenter.org.

Raymond R. Sieminski

The family will receive friends on Thursday April 1, 2021 from 11:00 to 12:00 in Amory Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 PM in Parklawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #13 “Victory” 1700 George Washington Memorial Hwy E, Yorktown, VA 23693 or to a charity of your choice.

Armandine Harris Twigg

A service will be held at 11:00 AM in Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery on Saturday April 17, 2021. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Lt. Col. John D. Hudgins

A private memorial service will be held in John’s honor. If you would like to make a donation in honor of John, please make one to an animal shelter of your choice.
John will be lovingly missed by his wife, family, and friends. Arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Sharon Owens Nuckles

A celebration of life featuring music by her beloved Bruce Springsteen, will be held at the family home at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local NO-Kill animal shelter or the Alzheimer’s Association. Local arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

ABSC Louis Elzalde, (Retired)

There will be no local services at this time for Louis, It was his request to have his cremains scattered at sea by the US Navy.
Local arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Carl Frederick Lochstampfor

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, Va. 23188.

Nancy Lee Moore

The family will receive friends on Saturday March 20, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 in Amory Funeral Home masks are required and social distancing will be mandatory. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, a private service for the family will be held at 1:30 pm at the funeral home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Parkinson Disease Foundation, Donation Processing, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014

Cora Owens Thomas

Service of remembrance will be a private service of immediate family only. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to their favorite charity in Cora’s name. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Virginia.

Freddie Lawrence Smith

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Robert “Bob” Charles Truston, Sr.

When temperatures are up and Covid is down, we will celebrate Bob in a way he would want us to. Until then, raise a glass and toast a life well lived. If you want to honor Bob in some way consider donations to York County Food Closet, 300 Ella Taylor Rd., Yorktown, VA 23692 or your local food bank. Bob always wanted to make sure that people had enough good food and drink.

Philip Evans Carter, Jr.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at his favorite place, “The Farm”. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Yorktown
Keep on Trucking PC. Peace Always. We love you

Memorials may be made to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

Alice M. Tucker

After cremation, a memorial service in celebration of her life will be held on Friday, March 12th, 11:00am at Seaford Baptist Church with pastor Michael Howard officiating. Burial will be private.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at The Gardens at Warwick Forest, who she considered like family, for the loving care provided to her during the time that she resided there.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials of love be made to: Seaford Baptist Debt Retirement Fund, 1311 Seaford Road, Seaford, VA 23696.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Virginia.

Gwen Amory Langley

A special service will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 1:00PM, at Grafton Christian Church. A celebration of her life will be held at a later time. Arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home

Edward Goodman Mitchell

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 3:00 PM in Peninsula Memorial Park by Reverend David Hampton. In lieu of flowers contributions to York County Fire and Life Safety would be appreciated. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Virginia.

Lucy Arnold Smith

A funeral service will be held at NOON on Friday in Seaford Christian Church the family will receive friends one hour prior to service. A graveside service will be held in her home town of Washington NC on Saturday March 6, 2021 at 1:00 PM in Oakdale Cemetery. Local arrangements were made by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Jesse Raymond Rawls

A private family graveside service with Military Honors and Masonic Rites will be held at the Peninsula Memorial Park. A Memorial Service will be will held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Seaford Baptist Church at 2:00pm. Memorial donations may be made to: Seaford Baptist Church or the Masonic Home of Virginia. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Yorktown.

Barbara Wells Mitchell

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 1:00 PM in Peninsula Memorial Park by Reverend David Hampton. In lieu of flowers contributions to York County Fire and Life Safety would be appreciated. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton Virginia.

Michael A. Roscoe

Services will be private. Arrangement by Amory Funeral Home.

Howard “ED” Edward Norris, Jr.

Visitation will take place Tuesday, February 23rd, 6-8pm at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton, VA. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 24th at 11am at Amory Funeral Home Chapel, with a graveside service following at 3pm at Woodlawn Cemetery in Kilmarnock, VA. Northside Christian Church’s Senior Pastor, Larry Jones will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Alicia Jean (Eanes) Stover

The family welcomes you to a walk-through visitation at Amory Funeral Home on Friday February 26, 2021 from 5PM-7PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a local animal shelter in Alicia’s name.

Lt. Col. Fred Grey Farthing, Jr. (Retired USAF)

Internment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the VMI Alumni Association, Moody Hall, 394 Letcher Ave., PO Box 932F, Lexington, VA 24450 or to Prostate Cancer Research, 300 Corporate Pointe Suite 383, Culver City, CA 90230 or email info@nullpcri.org

Eleanor Kerns Gregory

A graveside service will be held later in the Spring.

Charles “Tony” Everett Rush

The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:00pm at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. A graveside service will be held Tuesday February 23, 2021 at 9:00AM in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. Mask and social distancing will be required.

Bobbie Hill Mitchell

A funeral service will be held at NOON on Thursday, February 18, 2021, in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Peninsula Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 377, Newport News, Va. 23607. Arrangements made by Amory Funeral Home in Grafton, Virginia.

Forrest Joseph Gary

A graveside service will be held at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 10 AM on Friday March 12, 2021. For more information on dates and times go to amoryfuneralhome.com

Ann O’Connor

A Rosary service will be held on Tuesday at 5:00 PM in Amory Funeral Home Chapel after which the family will receive friends following the service. A Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM in St Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Fredda Jo (Josie) Neel

Funeral service and interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her husband.
If so moved, the family asks that donations be made in Josie’s memory to Wounded Warriors Family Support (wwfs.org) in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Samuel Williamson Swayne

A viewing will be on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 1:00PM until 2:00PM with a funeral service to begin at 2:00PM at the Longwood Funeral Home & Cremation of Matthew Genereux, 913 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Burial will follow in Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Sam’s name to: Williamson College of the Trades, 106 South New Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063.
https://www.williamson.edu/giving/make-a-gift/ please note in the “comment” section: “in Samuel Swayne’s honor”

Jane Marie Anderson

The family will have a walk thru visitation on Monday from 5 to 7PM in Amory Funeral Home. A private funeral service will take place on Tuesday. Flowers or plants to Amory Funeral Home or in lieu of flowers please donate to one of her favorite causes The Animal Aid Society link below: https://www.animalaidsociety.org/

Sharon Cady Gibson

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 15 2021 from 7:00 to 8:00PM in Amory Funeral Home, Yorktown, VA. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The American Cancer Society through the Memorial Fund made for her at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Sharon_Gibson.

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Captain Charles F. Noll, USN-Ret.

Donations may be made to the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia: pcfvirginia.fcsuite.com
A funeral mass will be held at 12:45 PM on Thursday March 11, 2021 in the Post Chapel, Fort Myers and interment to follow in Arlington National Cemetery

CMSGT. Leo Edward Geiger

The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday February 12, 2021 in Amory Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Yorktown, Va.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Suffolk, Va. Due to Covid mask and social distancing will be required. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Stephanie Anne Curtin

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 5PM-7:30PM at Amory Funeral Home. A Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday February 11, 2021 in at the funeral home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service

Hester Saunders Ward

To say she will be missed by many is an understatement.

Richard G. Ingram

The funeral service, with military honors for Richard, will take place on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the chapel at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton. The Rev. Lisa Blackmonson from Providence UMC will preside. A burial will follow at Providence where he will be laid to rest next to Helen and his son.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Providence UMC Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund, 113 Old Dare Road, Yorktown, VA 23692 or The Southeastern Virginia Alzheimer’s Association, 213 McLaws Circle, Suite 2-B, Williamsburg VA 23185 or The Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 824, 1700 Geo. Wash. Mem Hwy Yorktown, VA 23693.

Daniel Lee

Service will be private.
“We can’t heal the world today, but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, an act of kindness.”
-Mary Davis

Patricia Stephens Queen

YA funeral service will be held on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Edward “ED” Odell Garner

There will be a private funeral service for Ed, and his internment will be at Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Peninsula SPCA. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Mark Allan Riccio

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at a later date at the Post Chapel, Fort Myers with burial to follow in Arlington Nation Cemetery with full military honors. He will always be dearly loved and dearly missed.

Cynthia “Cindy” Rose White

The family will accept visitors between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at the family residence. We would appreciate you recognizing the necessity to wear a face mask if you plan on visiting.
In lieu of flowers please do something meaningful and sustainable to honor Cindy’s many passions such adopting a rescue animal (everyone know she LOVED her sweet kitty’s), making a donation to the American Cancer Society, the Peninsula SPCA, Animal Aid Society, the Humane Society; or planting a tree or flowers in her honor ~ the tulip poplar was her favorite tree, tulips and daffodils were her favorite flowers.
A meal train has been created for those who would like to provide a meal or donate to the family.
It can be found at: https://mealtrain.com/k52l82

Jim Wirkner

Services will be private

Violet (Vee) Gloria Hayes

There will be no viewing but there will be a mass at St. George’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Aliquippa, later this Spring at a time to be announced. She and Dad will be interred together at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Ret. CMSGT. Carl “Jack” Jackson Garrett

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Suffolk, VA at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 8, 2021. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

Bette Joyce (Smith) Myers

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 6 at the Columbarium in Peninsula Memorial Park, 12750 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA.
A special thank you to Amory Funeral Home and the Nottingham staff at Warwick Forrest.
Our family asks all women regardless of age ensure they receive regular well woman exams. Endometrial cancer is often silent. Early detection makes treatment possible.

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