Frank Nelms Sr.

Frank Nelms Sr.

Frank Brinkley Nelms Sr. 76 of Sleepy Hole Road died January 9 2007.

Born July 17 1930 in Suffolk VA he was the son of the late Johnnie Wood and Lois Brinkley Nelms and step-son of the late Selma Sawyer Nelms. Mr. Nelms was the founder and Chairman of the Board of Driver Contractors Inc. founder and President of Teach's Lair Marina Inc. and founder and Vice President of Joan Corporation.
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Florence R. Bramon

Florence R. Bramon

Florence Russell Bramon 86 died January 8 2007 " at her home.

Born March 27" 1920 in Nansemond County VA she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mae Rountree Russell. Mrs. Bramon was a member of Church of God on Kilby Avenue.

Survivors include her husband Jay Colver Bramon; daughter Barbara Ricks of Suffolk; grandson and wife Jason and Amber Ricks of Suffolk; great grandsons Jonathan Ricks and Brennan Ricks; sister Nettie Sue Russell Lassiter of Suffolk; brothers Willie Lee Russell of Franklin Jack Russell of North Carolina.
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Dr. George Carroll Jr.

Dr. George Carroll Jr.

Pathologist Dr. George Joseph Carroll Jr. 89 an avid fisherman hunter and sportsman died January 8 2007 at his home surrounded by friends and his devoted and loving wife
Born October 14 1917 in Gardner MA he was the son of the late George Joseph and Kathryn O'Hearn Carroll Sr. and brother of the late Richard Carroll and Phillip Carroll. Dr. Carroll was a member of St. Mary's of the Presentation Catholic Church for over fifty years and was an Army veteran of WW II. He was the founder of the Louise Obici Memorial Hospital Annual Clinical Conference.
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Laura Owens

Laura Owens

Laura Etta Zeigler Owens of Suffolk Whaleyville District died at her home January 7 2007. She was 88 years old.

Mrs. Owens was born in Bamburg South Carolina in 1918 and lived there and in Columbia S. C. until young adulthood. In 1944 she married the late Louis Fairfax Owens. The couple lived in Texas and Ashland VA briefly before moving to Whaleyville in 1947.
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Mary Lou Medina

Mary Lou Medina

Mary Lou Medina of Corapeake N. C. 78 passed away January 5 " 2007 at Sentara Obici Hospital.

She will be greatly missed by her daughter" Melanie Medina; and her son Michael Medina.

Services will be private. R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com
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Nancy M. Mann

Nancy M. Mann

Nancy Jay Milteer Mann 85 died January 5 2007 at Nansemond Pointe.

Born April 27 1921 in Nansemond County VA she was the daughter of the late Jethro Thomas and Mary Taylor Milteer and sister of the late Thomas Milteer. Mrs. Mann was retired from Suffolk Gas Company as bookkeeper. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
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Jean A. Mulford

Jean A. Mulford

Jean Anderson Mulford 84 died December 27 2006 " at Sentara Obici Hospital.

Born February 1" 1922 in Edgecomb County NC she was the daughter of the late Hampton and Tina Pittman Anderson. Mrs. Mulford retired from the Virginian Pilot in 1977 as a secretary. She was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church and was a former member of the Suffolk Garden Club and the King's Fork Woman's Club.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Kem J. and Danny Martin of Suffolk; several nieces and nephews.
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June Looney

June Looney

June Paige Murphy was born in Ivor VA on June 9 on her father's birthday in 1919. She attended public school in Suffolk graduating from Suffolk High School on both a business and college prep track. June graduated from Elon College in 1942. During WWII she taught school in Norfolk. After the war she moved with her husband JJW Looney to Rocky Mount NC where they lived until 1968. In Rocky Mount June became Guidance Counselor at RM Wilson Junior High School when her daughters Carolyn and Charlotte reached school age.
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W. Raymond Johnson

W. Raymond Johnson

Winston Raymond Johnson 79 died December 18 2006 " at Sentara Obici Hospital.

Born November 5" 1927 in Suffolk VA he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Annie Mae Jenkins Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Windsor Baptist Church " the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department and the Windsor Ruritan Club. He was a WW II Army veteran and was retired from Newport News Ship Building as a sheet metal specialist.
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Robert W. Nelms

Robert W. Nelms

Robert Webb Nelms Jr. 72 died at Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital December 16 2006. Born January 20 1934 in Suffolk he was the son of the late Erma Pritchard Nelms and Robert Webb Nelms " Sr. and the widower Betty Jean Lineberry.

Survivors include his two sons Robert William Nelms and wife Diane of Orange County" CA and Jeffrey Lineberry Nelms and wife Annette or Portsmouth VA; grandchildren Andrea Ashlynne Amanda Jeffrey " and Carly Jean.
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Jon Dawson

Jon Dawson

Jon Dawson 96 passed away in Chesapeake. A much loved father grandfather and friend " Jon was well known in the area.
A veteran of Hollywood" New York and traveling theatre Jon came to Virginia Beach in 1950 with Theatre Go Round. As director at the Norfolk Little Theatre through the 50's and 60's Stage Door Theatre and Cavalier Dinner Theatre through the 70's Jon brought theatre to Tidewater. As an early staffer at WTAR TV " Jon hosted television and radio shows before retiring from the station as its program director.
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Eloise Bradshaw Worrell

Eloise Bradshaw Worrell

Eloise Bradshaw Worrell 83 died at her home December 13 " 2006.
Born June 22" 1923 in Suffolk she was the daughter of the late Milton Lee and Beulah Johnson Bradshaw. Mrs. Worrell was a member of Suffolk Christian Church " where she formerly enjoyed being in charge of the Beginners Class and formerly served as a Cub Scout Leader of Den 3 Pack 2 at Oxford United Methodist Church. She had retired from the City of Suffolk Purchasing Office.
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Clyde Gatewood Simmons

Clyde Gatewood Simmons

Clyde Gatewood Simmons native and lifelong Suffolk resident passed away early Tuesday morning November 28 2006 at Lake Prince Woods Skilled Care Center. He is survived by his three daughters Ida Simmons Mary Darden Hearring and Martha Simmons; his three grandchildren Miranda Darden Meredith Darden Kelly Brad Rose; and great-granddaughter " Kinsley Rose.
During World War II" " he enlisted in the U. S. Army at age 17 and volunteered for the Army Air Corps. He flew 35 missions and was shot down three times in the South Pacific while a tail-gunner on B-24s.
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Clyde Gatewood Simmons

Clyde Gatewood Simmons

Clyde Gatewood Simmons native and lifelong Suffolk resident passed away early Tuesday morning November 28 2006 at Lake Prince woods Skilled Care Center. He is survived by his three daughters Ida Simmons Mary Darden Hearring and Martha Simmons; his three grandchildren Miranda Darden Meredith Darden Kelly and Brad Rose; and his great-granddaughter Kinsley Rose.

During World War II he enlisted in the W. S. Army at age 17 and volunteered for the Army Air Corps. He flew 35 missions and was shot down three times in the south Pacific while a tail-gunner onB-24s.
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Frances Gray Cary

Frances Gray Cary

Frances Gray Cary 85 beloved wife mother grandmother great grandmother and sister died peacefully in her home on November 28 2006. Born February 13 1921 in Nansemond County she was the daughter of the late Eleanor Winslow and Johnnie Lee Gray. She was predeceased by two children Linda Faye Cary and Michael Gray Cary sister Hulda Gray Holland and brother Harry Lee Gray. Survivors include John Neal Cary Sr. her husband of 60 years Charles W. Cary II Bill and wife Carol CoCo John Neal Cary Jr.
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Helen Lynch DuBois

Helen Lynch DuBois

Helen Lynch DuBois 72 died November 27 2006 at Sentara Obici Hospital.

Born January 3 1934 in Maryland she was the daughter of the late Norman and Catherine Stewart Lynch of Baraboo WI. Mrs. DuBois was a volunteer at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was a past president of the United Ostomy Association and was very involved in the Bethlehem Ruritan Club and the Eastern Star.
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Eugene Donald Schnall

Eugene Donald Schnall

Eugene Donald Schnall 'Dad The Poet Lauriat of Suffolk VA'? 80 died November 23 2006 at his residence. Born October 4 1926 in New York New York he was the son of the late Ray Gassman and Barney Schnall. He was preceded in death by his son Douglas Schnall.

Mr. Schnall was a veteran of World War II worked as a traveling salesman and owned his own Textile Industry Business.
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