Eulala Harris Evans

Eulala Harris Evans

Service Location: Services Private
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Eulala Harris Evans, 85, passed away on February 29, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband Harvey F. Evans, Sr. and son Harvey F. Evans, Jr. She was a devoted Jehovah Witness and was a member of the Kingdom Hall in Windsor, VA She is survived by her daughter Katherine E. Goodwin James A. of Forest, VA; granddaughter Michelle Hall Andrew of Martinsville, VA; and great grandchildren Katherine, Lauren, and James. Services will be private. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be offered at RWBakerFH.com.
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Terry "Tom" S. Steele

Terry "Tom" S. Steele

Service Location: Services Private
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Terry Stephen "Tom" Steele, 69, peacefully passed on to glory February 10, 2016 in his Suffolk, VA home, losing his battle with cancer. Born in Lewistown, PA, he was a survivor, a tough ol' cowboy who grabbed life by the horns, got up when he fell down and never gave up. He was a successful businessman and was able to travel the world acting as a trading liaison between foreign manufacturers and domestic buyers. An avid yachtsman, horseman, hunter and angler he was quite the stoic character of dignity, class, and humor.
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Harold Howell

Harold Howell

Service Location: R.W. Baker & Co. Downtown Suffolk
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Harold Howell, 90, passed away September 19, 2015. He was born in Wilson Co. N.C. to the late Jethro and Ila Howell. Harold is predeceased by a son Kenny Howell. He is survived by his wife Sue Anne, brother, Milford Howell Nellie sons; Harold Glenwood Howell Sandra Lee, Eddie T. Abrams Pam, daughters; Gloria Jean Howell, Linda Borrini Michael, Ila Schmeling Jimmy, Anne Brinkley Cory, sister in law, Lovey Lyons, 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. A funeral service will be held Tuesday September 22, 2015 at 1 p.m. at R.W. Baker & Co.
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James L. Corlew

James L. Corlew

Service Location: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

James L Corlew Jimmy died January 29, 2015. He was the son of the late Harry & Hazel Corlew, and grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio. Jimmy moved to Suffolk, Virginia in 1959 to share Bible teachings and the resurrection hope through Jesus Christ. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses for over 65 years, Jimmy demonstrated patience, love & a generous heart in his daily life. He owned Southern Tower Service Co.
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Daniel Bray Zasada

Daniel Bray Zasada

Service Location: Private
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Daniel Bray Zasada, 27, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Chester Zasada; maternal grandparents, Bray and Florence Hawk. He is survived by his parents, Andrew and Jenny Zasada; brothers, Christopher and Michael Zasada; paternal grandmother, Helen Zasada; and numerous extended family members. Daniel was a graduate of Nansemond Suffolk Academy and VA Tech. He was full of life and loved to bodyboard at the beach with his friends. He was a loving friend and one who stood up for the underdog.
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Frances Briggs Kincaid

Frances Briggs Kincaid

Service Location: Private
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Frances Briggs Kincaid, 85, a lifetime resident of Suffolk, VA went to be with the Lord January 17, 2015. She was the daughter of the late James and Lulu Briggs and predeceased by her granddaughter Michelle McClendon and her son-in-law Bill Orrock. Survivors left to cherish her memory include her daughter Gloria Jean Orrock of Portsmouth, VA; great grandson Tyler McClendon; sister Ruby Griggs and brother Earl Briggs. Frances was retired from Lipton Tea Company. A private funeral will be held at Frances request in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W.
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Gary James Roberts

Gary James Roberts

Service Location: Arlington National Cemetery
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Gary James Roberts, 62, passed away at his residence on Saturday, December 27, 2014. He was the son of the late Stella and Robert R. Roberts. Born in Pennsylvania, Gary was a Navy Officer with over 20 years of service to our country. He then worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a consultant for over 15 years. He was a one night champion on the TV show Jeopardy, and was also a contestant on the TV show Who Wants to be a Millionaire. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a Master's degree in Anthropology.
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Josef Beckers

Josef Beckers

Service Location: St. Teresa's Catholic Church
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Mr. Josef Beckers of Suffolk passed away gently at his home on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.He was the son of the late Josef and Elizabeth Beckers. Josef was originally from Stolberg, Germany having made Suffolk his home for the past couple of years. He was a very hard working carpenter who was always loyal to his family. Besides being a car fanatic he was also a loyal Rangers fan. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Pia Wunsch Beckers; son, Carl E.
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Roy F. Shurger, Jr.

Roy F. Shurger, Jr.

Service Location: R.W. Baker & Co. Downtown Suffolk
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Roy F. Shurger, 82, died on Saturday, November, 1, 2014 at his residence. He was the son of the late Laura and Roy Shurger, Sr. He was also predeceased by his wife, Brenda D. Shurger, and daughter, Karen. Roy was a member of the local AARP group. He was also a member and past president of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Massachusetts. Survivors include his children, Roy and wife Brenda, Paula, Karl, and Sharon; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Carol Shurger Moreau. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Maryland. R.W.
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Lee White

Lee White

Service Location: R.W. Baker & Co. Downtown Suffolk
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Laverne "Lee" White died on Saturday, October 4, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, Bill and Gilma Slade, and her twin brother, Vernon Slade. She is survived by her husband, Butch White; sister, Regina S. Holt; niece, Kelly Holt; and nephew, Dylan Holt. Memorial services will be private. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk, VA, is serving the family. Condolences may be registered online at www.rwbakerfh.com
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Benjamin R. Lane

Benjamin R. Lane

Service Location: Hollywood Cemetery
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Benjamin R. "Pete" Lane, Jr., 83, died peacefully on his own terms with loved ones by his side on August 8, 2014. He was the son of the late Ida Mae and Benjamin R. Lane, Sr. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret Duffy Lane. Pete was born in Richmond, VA and graduated in 1949 from John Marshall High School where he was Captain of the Band his senior year. He graduated in 1957 from the University of Virginia and was a member of Sigma Nu. As a successful entrepreneur his passions were extensive and numerous.
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Thomas Plyler Brinkley

Thomas Plyler Brinkley

Service Location: Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Thomas Plyler Brinkley of Suffolk died on Sunday, August 3, 2014. He was the son of the late Lewis & Mabel Brinkley. Mr. Brinkley was also predeceased by his wife, Betty Jean; brother, Abram "Buddy" Ward Brinkley; two sisters, Barbara B. Dixon and Rita B. Eure. Mr. Brinkley was a member of the Pipefitters and Welders Local Union 110. He is survived by his children; Tammy R. Brinkley of Richmond, CA, Patty L. Brinkley of Virginia Beach, Thomas P. Brinkley II and wife, Christina of Norfolk; sisters, Joan B.
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Hettie W. Jacobs

Hettie W. Jacobs

Service Location: R.W. Baker & Co. Downtown Suffolk
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Hettie W. Jacobs, 101, passed away July 18, 2014 at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Sherman and Nannie Weaver. Hettie is survived by her son, Earl Jacobs. Private services were held July 21, 2014. R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington Street, Suffolk is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.
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Aeden & Jace Poteet

Aeden & Jace Poteet

Service Location: R.W. Baker & Co. Downtown Suffolk
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Aeden and Jace Poteet, infant sons of Alexia Davidson and Josh Poteet, died July 16, 2014 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The infants are survived by numerous family members. Services will be private. R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington Street, Suffolk is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.
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Robert L. Nelms

Robert L. Nelms

Service Location: Oakland Christian Church UCC
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Robert Langley Nelms, 85, passed away May 24, 2014 in Norfolk. He was the son of the late Effie and Ernest Nelms and was a member of Oakland Christian United Church of Christ, in Chuckatuck for 62 years. He is survived by his bride of 62 years Barbara; sons Robert W. Nelms and wife Elizabeth and David B. Nelms and wife Molly; grandchildren Sarah Nelms, Ashley Nelms, Matthew Nelms, and Abagayle Nelms; and two great grandchildren, Reese and Alana. A funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Gregory Ryan on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2:00pm in Oakland Christian United Church of Christ.
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Juanita Ruth Yates

Juanita Ruth Yates

Service Location: Carver Memorial Cemetery
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Juanita Ruth Yates, died March 17, 2014 at her home. She was the daughter of Edith and Roscoe Hodges and was predeceased by her husband Alphonsa Yates. A private graveside service will be held at Carver Memorial Cemetery. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.
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Jessie Debnam Cross

Jessie Debnam Cross

Service Location: R.W. Baker & Co. Downtown Suffolk
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Jessie Debnam Cross of the 3100 block of Shore Drive passed away peacefully on March 7, 2014. Mrs. Cross was born on May 2, 1906 in Suffolk, VA to the late Josie Lee Ferguson and Thomas Hall Debnam. She was a member of the first graduating class of Suffolk High School in 1924 and attended both Converse and Farmville State Teachers College. She was a lifelong member of Main Street United Methodist Church where she married her husband Hardy Blackwell Cross, Jr.
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Marion Hebron Proffitt

Marion Hebron Proffitt

Service Location: Private
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Marion Hebron Proffitt, age 84, a resident of Claremont, VA, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Gertrude Caudle Hebron and the widow of Clarence Wesley Proffitt. Mrs. Proffitt went to school in Norfolk, VA and worked as a bookkeeper.
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Joseph Ray Carter

Joseph Ray Carter

Service Location: Private Services
Service Date: February 20, 2018, 10:17 pm

Joseph Ray Carter, 57, of Petersburg passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at MCV/VCU Medical Center. Joe was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Carter; his wife, Pamela Jo Carter and a brother, Jack Carter. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Anthony Carter, Kenneth Carter and wife, Betty, Laverne Verdeyen and Crystal Buhls; mother, Mildred Black; grandchildren, Destiny Buhls and Barbara Jo Taylor and brothers, Gene Carter and Donald Carter. The family will receive friends at R.W. Baker & Co.
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