Juanita Ward Speight

Juanita Ward Speight

Juanita Ward Speight, 95, passed away May 22, 2017. She was predeceased by parents, Cuthbert and Mary Ward, and sister, Vivian W. Felton.

She was a member of Oxford United Methodist Church and a retired elementary school teacher from Nansemond County and the City of Suffolk. She was also active in many organizations over the years.

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David A. "Buddy" Darden

David A. "Buddy" Darden

Service Location: Suffolk Christian Church
Service Date: May 25, 2017, 2:00 pm

David A. (Buddy) Darden, Sr. passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017. He was born on July 19, 1923 in Chuckatuck, Suffolk, VA. He was the son of the late Pearl Underwood and Lemuel Fenton Darden. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 70 years Dorothy “Dot” Darden, they married in 1946 on Valentine’s Day, his brother James F. Darden, Sr, his daughter in law Bruce Hill Darden.

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Mary Letha Olson

Mary Letha Olson

Service Location: Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
Service Date: May 22, 2017, 10:00 am

Mary Letha Olson was born in Bland County, Virginia on May 22, 1934. She graduated from Bland High School in 1951. After graduating from McLain’s Business College she worked for the Appalachian Power Company in Bluefield, West Virginia and came to Southeast Virginia in 1955. She worked for 10 years at Fort Eustis. She and her husband were married in March of 1959 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Norge, Virginia. They moved from Williamsburg to Sussex in 1967, and became members of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer that same year.

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Thomas Edwin Reese

Thomas Edwin Reese

Service Location: Wakefield Baptist Church
Service Date: May 28, 2017, 2:00 pm

Thomas Edwin Reese, 84, of Wakefield, VA passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 after a brief illness. Thomas was born in Purdy, VA, the son of the late Thomas Emmett and Mary Blanche Short Reese. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Anne Reese Carson.

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Percy Mack Britt

Percy Mack Britt

Percy Mack Britt of Wakefield passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 16, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born June 18, 1945 in Southampton County, he was a son of the late Percy Lee Britt and Betty Jane Saunders Britt. Mack was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. He worked at R.M. Felts Packing Company for 46 years and enjoyed playing and singing music. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Red Britt, Boney Britt, Clifton Britt, Tiney Holt and Helen Fowler.

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Harry Jackson "Jack" Pettit, III

Harry Jackson "Jack" Pettit, III

Service Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Service Date: May 20, 2017, 11:00 am

Harry Jackson “Jack” Pettit, III, went to be with the Lord on May 15, 2017. He was the son of the late Ada Mary and Harry J. Pettit, Jr.

Jack was a life member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Suffolk where he served on the Vestry and served the church and trustees as Treasurer. He was a past member of the Suffolk School Board and was retired from VDOT where he was the Human Resource Manager. Shortly after high school he served in the US Coast Guard and some of his favorite past times included fishing, and hunting and he still loved being outdoors.

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Roy William Evans

Roy William Evans

Service Location: Magnolia Methodist Church
Service Date: May 17, 2017, 11:00 am

Roy Evans, 80, died peacefully May 12, 2017 with his wife Jo Ann by his side. He was born in Hertford, NC. Roy was an active member of MagnoliaUnitedMethodistChurch and the Savage Bible Class. He served as treasurer of the United Methodist Men for eight years, and participated in the Prime Time Singers. Roy was stationed at Ft.

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James A. Everett

James A. Everett

James A. Everett, 83, of Suffolk went home to be with the Lord and his loving wife, Annie Odell Everett on May 9, 2017. He was the son of the late Nellie Grace Everett. He was predeceased by his brothers, William Everett and Robert Earl (Buddy) Everett and his sister Mary Elizabeth Strouthers. James was an active member of Great Fork Baptist Church and the Calvin Davis Sunday School Class. He retired from VDOT in 1991.

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Barbara Dempsey Monteiro

Barbara Dempsey Monteiro

Barbara Dempsey Monteiro, a resident of Windsor, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Born May 21, 1934 in Portsmouth, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Hazel Snyder Dempsey. Along with her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Monteiro.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory a son, Louis H. “Hank” Monteiro; a daughter-in-law, Francis G. “Penny” Monteiro, both of Windsor, Virginia; two daughters; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and two brothers.

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Arleen Leona Adams

Arleen Leona Adams

Arleen Leona Adams of Ivor passed away peacefully Sunday, May 7, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born September 10, 1943 in Illinois, she was one of nine children of the late Herbert and Mary Verbunt Smith. Arleen was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. Arleen never met a stranger; she had a giving spirit and a kind heart. When she was not spending time with her family, she loved to go watch a movie or crochet with her friends, the SoCo Knitters and Crocheters, at the Walter Cecil Rawls library in Courtland.

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Henry Granson Boswell

Henry Granson Boswell

Henry Granson Boswell, 64, went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2017. He was born in Louisville, KY the son of the late William Granson and Susan Catherine Conway Boswell; and was predeceased by his stepsister Nicole Wirth.

 

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Curtis Dale Rekkedal

Curtis Dale Rekkedal

Service Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Service Date: May 6, 2017, 11:00 am

Curtis Dale Rekkedal, 67, passed away at home on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Curtis was born in Devils Lake, ND, he served in the United States Navy for 4 years, including 2 tours in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1971. He married Sandra L. Wing August 10, 1974 in her hometown of Mandan, ND. They had 5 children and lived in Devils Lake till 1999 then moving to Suffolk, VA where their children joined them.

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Willie Melvin Smith Jr.

Willie Melvin Smith Jr.

Service Location: Bethlehem Christian Church
Service Date: May 4, 2017, 11:00 am

Willie Melvin Smith, Jr. went to be with the Lord on May 1, 2017 surrounded by his family at Sentara Norfolk General. He was the son of the late Annie Sue and Willie Melvin Smith Sr.

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Donna Lee Jones

Donna Lee Jones

Donna Lee Jones, 52, passed away May 1, 2017. Services will be private. R.W. Baker and Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family. Condolences may be offered below. 

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William B. Denison

William B. Denison

William "Bill" Denison Sr. left this world to join his beloved wife Virginia "Ginny" Nell Denison in heaven on April 29, 2017 at Sentara Obici Hospital. Born in Connecticut, he was the son of the late Paul L. Denison and Charlotte G. Greene. Bill was a retired Longshoreman with ILA local 970 and a former Air Dale in the United States Navy. He had a love of boating, woodworking and ran Cypress Springs Farm OEE with his wife Ginny.

 

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Faye Norfleet

Faye Norfleet

Faye Norfleet, passed away on April 27, 2017. She was the daughter of William T. Yost Sr. and Loretta Yost. She is predeceased by her father William T. Yost Sr.

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Cloyd Crockett Morris, Jr.

Cloyd Crockett Morris, Jr.

Cloyd Crockett Morris, Jr. died peacefully at MCV/VCU in Richmond, VA, Aopril 27, 2017 while surrounded by his loving family and pastor. Crockett was born on February 6, 1929 to the late Reba Tibbs Morris and CLoyd Crockett Morris, Sr. 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Wanda; brothers, Ross and Robert Morris; sister, Geneva Summerfield; and his first wife and mother of his children, Nell Wingo Morris. 

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Doris Ann Rawlings Beale

Doris Ann Rawlings Beale

Doris Ann Rawlings Beale passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Born October 23, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Clarence Rawlings, Sr. and Doris Gilliam Rawlings. She was a member of Waverly Congregational Christian Church and was an avid sports fan, especially baseball and football. Mrs. Beale was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

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