Jean B. Rickerson

Jean B. Rickerson

Service Location: Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
Service Date: April 26, 2017, 1:00 pm

Jean B. Rickerson went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2017. She died peacefully in her home while surrounded by those she loved. Jean was born on January 17, 1945 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Thelma and Bill Brooks and she was predeceased by her daughter Thalia.

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Marionette Whitehead Spain

Marionette Whitehead Spain

Service Location: Lake Prince Woods Main Building
Service Date: April 22, 2017, 3:00 pm

Marionette Whitehead Spain, 89, a 14-year resident of Lake Prince Woods, passed away peacefully and quietly during the early evening hours of April 18, 2017 following a brief stay at Obici Hospital. She was born in Southampton County the oldest child of Leland and Lucille Whitehead, and she was raised an old fashioned country girl on her parents’ farm near Sebrell, VA. She survived the passing of both her parents and of 2 younger brothers, Leonard and William Whitehead.

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Bobby Wayne Owen

Bobby Wayne Owen

Service Location: Windsor Baptist Church
Service Date: April 25, 2017, 11:00 am

Bobby Wayne Owen passed away peacefully on April 17, 2017. He is preceded by his father Arbie Rudolph Owen and mother Lula Kate (McDuffie) Owen, brother Doyle Aubry Owen, and sister Sylvia Owen Thomas. Bobby (or Wayne as he was called by many) was born in White Oak, NC on October 10, 1937. He attended Elizabethtown High School and graduated in 1956 and joined the U.S. Navy in that same year and retired in 1979 as a Chief Petty Officer. Bobby was also a graduate of Old Dominion University.

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Jack Keith Phippins

Jack Keith Phippins

Jack Keith Phippins, 51, passed away on April 16, 2017. A graveside service will be held 10 AM Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens 4569 Shoulders Hill Rd, Suffolk. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk is assisting the family. Condolences may be offered at below.

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William Benjamin Harrell, III

William Benjamin Harrell, III

Service Location: Main Street United Methodist Church
Service Date: April 19, 2017, 1:00 pm

William Benjamin Harrell III, “Wild Bill”, 75 passed away on April 14, 2017. Born in Suffolk, VA on December 14, 1941, he was the son of the late William B. Harrell, Jr. and Kathryn Baines Harrell. He was preceded in death by his infant son William B. Harrell IV and older sister Miriam E. Beale.

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Betty Ruth Ferguson

Betty Ruth Ferguson

Service Location: Faith Lutheran Church
Service Date: April 18, 2017, 10:00 am

Betty Ruth Ferguson, 86, went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Lillian P. and Melvin H. Arlt. She was predeceased by her brother Melvin Ronald Arlt and son-in-law Michael Jack Hooker.

Betty is survived by her husband Arnold L. Ferguson; daughter Penny Lyn Hooker, sons Alan Ferguson and wife Carol, and Arlan Ferguson and wife Sherry; and brother Rick H. Arlt; and 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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Benjamin S. Culpepper

Benjamin S. Culpepper

Benjamin Sullie Culpepper, 84, passed away on April 13, 2017. He was the son of the late James and Bessie Culpepper. Benjamin is predeceased by his brother Frank Culpepper and 2 sisters, George Anne Saunders and Jean Holland.

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Donna Wills

Donna Wills

Service Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Service Date: April 15, 2017, 11:00 am

Donna Wills, 63, passed away on April 12, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Linwood Maddry and Jane Corbett.

Donna loved cooking, painting, quilting and doing ceramics. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and enjoyed volunteering at the church.

Left to cherish her memory is husband Wayne Wills; brother Lawrence Corbett (Debbie) of Suffolk; nephews Chris Corbett and Ben Corbett; and a niece Kathleen Jenkins.

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