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Service Location: Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church
Service Date: November 16, 2017, 11:00 am
Richard W. Phelps, Sr., 75, passed away on November 10, 2017 in Suffolk.
Born in Virginia. He was the son to Lucy and William B. Phelps. He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Patricia A. Phelps.
Mr. Phelps retired as a General Manager for Beach Ford and then went to work for Cavalier Ford to socialize (and sometimes work would happen).
Service Location: Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
Service Date: November 15, 2017, 11:00 am
Margie A. Willman passed away on November 10, 2017 at her home. Margie was born on March 30, 1934. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Charles E. Willman; her parents Hester Brown and Dollie Mae Foster; her brother Cleveland B. Foster and two sisters Lorene Cutchins and Elsie Cutchins.
Wayne Alexander Sprouse passed away on November 14, 2017. Wayne was born on December 13, 1929. He was preceded in death by his sisters; Julia Daughtery and Mary Jane McKaig.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Earlene; children, David Koren (Robbie) of Ashland, Elysia Edmondson (Richard) of Chesapeake, Merri Branchaud (Phillip) of Suffolk, and Michael Sprouse (Angelia) of Suffolk; 8 grandchildren and a great grandson and many cousins, nephews and friends.
Neil Thomas Unroe of Dendron, Virginia passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017. Born September 22, 1977, he was a son of John Thomas Unroe and Lou Ann Darden and her husband, Rudy. Neil worked for Waste Management in Waverly. He loved music and watching horror movies, but it was his family that he cherished the most.
Service Location: Conference Shelter at Chippokes Plantation State Park
Service Date: November 8, 2017, 12:00 pm
Rosemary Kolish Green, of Surry County, Virginia, passed away peacefully at her home in Elberon, Virginia on November 5, 2017 surrounded by her family. Her many interests included antique collecting, genealogy, and history. She was an active volunteer at Chippokes Plantation, where she also served as the Secretary of the Friends of Chippokes.
Wetzel Ellis Sluss passed away on November 5, 2017. He is predeceased by his parents Roy and Ora Sluss, and two brothers Wiley and Shefford Sluss.
Left to cherish his memory are his children Tony Capehart of Chesapeake, VA, Sherri Beeman (Michael) of Moyock, NC, Rose Strickland (Norman) of Suffolk, VA; 6 grandchildren Katherine, Emma, Samantha, Ronnie, Jr., Tony and Christopher; 2 great grandchildren; a sister Jethral Mullins of Clintwood VA, as well as many other family and friends.
Jasper David Hall, 73, went to be with the Lord on November 4, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Jasper Hall and Louise Wilson Hall. Jasper served in the US Navy.
Jasper loved to spend time with his family and enjoyed swinging in his swing to help pass the time. He was able to invent things to do just to spend more time in the outdoors. He was a hardworking man with a good heart. “His family was his life.”
Service Location: Metropolitan Baptist Church
Service Date: November 3, 2017, 11:00 am
Rudy Robins, Sr. went to be with the Lord on October 27, 2017 surrounded by his family. He is predeceased by his mother Annie Ruth Robbins Holley, step father Herman Holley and half-brother Charles Beasley.
Service Location: Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Service Date: November 2, 2017, 3:00 pm
Gerald H. O’Dell passed away on October 28, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents Geoff and Melvina O’Dell, and a son Gary H. O’Dell. Gerald retired from the U.S. Navy as a Master Chief.
Josephine Pond Stephenson of Wakefield passed away peacefully October 31, 2017 at her home. Born July 19, 1936 in Southampton County, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie Judson Pond and Ella Mae Rollings Pond. Josephine worked as a bookkeeper for Southern States in Wakefield and Cowling Brothers in Waverly. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Chapple Stephenson, Sr.; her brothers, Hudson Pond, Judson Pond, Homer “Jack” Pond and Harold “Jill” Pond and her sister, Elizabeth Goodrich.
Service Location: Tucker Swamp Baptist Church
Service Date: October 30, 2017, 2:00 pm
James Pierce Horton, 77, of Windsor, VA went to be with the lord on October 27, 2017. Born in Nansemond County, he was the son of the late Eldridge Horton, Martha (Gray) Horton, and the late Lillian James King Horton Cobb of Norfolk, Virginia.
He retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation in Suffolk after 36 years as a mechanic. He was a faithful member of Tucker Swamp Baptist Church.
Jerry Michael Pittman, of Portsmouth, Virginia passed away Monday, October 30, 2017. Born August 17, 1954, he was a son of the late Jack Wilbert Pittman, Sr. and Laura Grace Lowe Pittman. Jerry worked at Smithfield Packing for over 30 years.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Terri Pittman; his son, Jeffery Michael Pittman; his daughter, Jessica Lynn Pittman; and his siblings, Fay Pittman Rogers, Jacqueline Pittman O’Berry, Jane Pittman Jones, and Jack Wilbert Pittman, Jr.
Service Location: Antioch Church
Service Date: October 28, 2017, 2:00 pm
Pauline Cobb Johnson, 93, passed away on October 24, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Anna Livingston. Pauline is predeceased by her first husband Alfred Raby as well as 5 sisters and 2 brothers.
She is survived by her husband Mills M. Johnson; a daughter Rebecca C. Dowty (Claude) of Zuni; sons Ronald Cobb of Zuni and William H. Cobb of Chesapeake; as well as 12 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.
Service Location: CrossPointe FWB Church
Service Date: October 27, 2017, 2:00 pm
Robert “Wayne” Truitt, 69, of Maiden passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at his residence. He was born on September 26, 1948 in Nansemond County to the late Louis and Ivy Powell Truitt and he was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Wayne Truitt and brother, Kenneth Gayle Thomas.
Wayne was a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Hickory, NC. He enjoyed shooting, fishing, spending time with his family and friends, and playing cards with his sister Connie.
Service Location: Church of St. Therese
Service Date: October 24, 2017, 12:00 pm
Andrea LaVonne Wiggen-Barksdale, 46, went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2017 at Sentara Obici Hospital. She is the daughter of Sondra and Bradley L. Wiggen.