Barbara DeBerry Whitmore

Barbara DeBerry Whitmore

Service Location: R. W. Baker Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
Service Date: November 27, 2017, 2:00 pm

Barbara DeBerry Whitmore passed away on November 23, 2017. She is predeceased by her parents Lenmore and Faith DeBerry, as well as her brother Mark Wayne DeBerry.

         Barbara was a wonderful mother and grandmother; she had a remarkable love for her family. She was an excellent cook and loved spending her summers at Lake Gaston, with her free time she enjoyed going to casinos. Barbara was a member of First Baptist Church and she was a longtime employee of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. She later retired from Walmart.

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Vicki Fiske Gallant

Vicki Fiske Gallant

Service Location: Main Street United Methodist Church
Service Date: November 30, 2017, 11:00 am

Vicki Fiske Gallant, 78, of Suffolk, Virginia, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. Born December 31, 1938 in Latham, New York. She was the daughter of the late John Conger Fisk and Eva Minerva Kinney Fiske.

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Sara Belle Parsons

Sara Belle Parsons

Sara Belle Gardner Bunting Parsons passed away November 19, 2017.  She was born July 9, 1917 in Whaleyville, VA.  Sara Belle was preceded in death by her parents Charlie and Christmas Belle Gardner, husbands H. Truston Bunting and Robert R. Parsons, Jr., and sister Marion Simmons.

                                                                                                                                                    

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Joseph Marion Jordan

Joseph Marion Jordan

Joseph M. Jordan passed away on November 18, 2017 at his home with his family by his side.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Eugene Jordan; a brother Cecil Jordan and a sister Ruby Hodges.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters; Jennefer Ambrose (Joseph) of Zuni, Julie Bartley (Robert John) of Suffolk; grandchildren, Bria Ambrose, Brandy Ambrose, Tristan Pressley, Sydney Pressley; aunt Anna Roberson; cousin Judi Harcum as well as many nieces and nephews.

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Harriet Eloise Brown Naylor

Harriet Eloise Brown Naylor

Service Location: Main Street United Methodist Church
Service Date: November 21, 2017, 11:00 am

Harriett Eloise Brown Naylor passed away on November 15, 2017 at her home.  Harriett was born on April 6, 1918. She earned her BA in Science from James Madison University. She was also in attendance at President Truman’s Inaugural Ceremonies as a reporter for the Suffolk News Herald.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald M. Johnson, Sr. and Robert Traver Naylor; father, Walter Pryor Brown, Sr.; mother, Zuleka Eloise Brown; brothers, Walter Pryor Brown, Jr., Thaxton Mallory Brown, and Robert Hunter Brown; and son Michael Traver Naylor.

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Wayne Alexander Sprouse

Wayne Alexander Sprouse

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.

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Dorothy Joyner Hobbs

Dorothy Joyner Hobbs

Service Location: Wakefield Baptist Church
Service Date: November 17, 2017, 2:00 pm

Dorothy Joyner Hobbs of Wakefield passed away peacefully November 13, 2017. Born August 23, 1931 in Surry County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd C. and Gracie Goodrich Joyner. Dorothy worked as a bookkeeper for V.L. Worrell and later as a teller at The Bank of Sussex & Surry which later became BB&T. She was a member of Wakefield Baptist Church and served on the board of directors for the Dendron Historical Society. Dorothy was a loving and devoted mother who never met a stranger and will be missed by all who knew her.

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Neil Thomas Unroe

Neil Thomas Unroe

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.

 

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Margie A. Willman

Margie A. Willman

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.

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Richard W. Phelps

Richard W. Phelps

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).

 

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Rosemary Kolish Green

Rosemary Kolish Green

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.

 

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Wetzel Ellis Sluss

Wetzel Ellis Sluss

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.

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Jasper David Hall

Jasper David Hall

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.”

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Josephine Pond Stephenson

Josephine Pond Stephenson

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.

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Jerry Michael Pittman

Jerry Michael Pittman

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.

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Gerald H. O'Dell

Gerald H. O'Dell

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.

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Rudy Robins, Sr.

Rudy Robins, Sr.

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.

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