Retired

Ed Castle
Ed Castle

Ed was born in Hopewell and grew up in Hopewell and Mecklenburg County. He was a graduate of Petersburg High School and attended Randolph Macon. He retired as a regional sales manager from M.W. Windows and now resides in Carsley as a cattle farmer with his wife, June. Ed has four children, Melissa, Robert, Edmond, Jr. and Bonita; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Forrest Cathy
Forrest Cathy

Mr. Cathy is a 1943 graduate of Suffolk High School and a 1950 graduate of VPI. He served over two years in the Navy. Forrest married Mary Jane Brooks of Abington, VA on Thanksgiving day 1950. They have three daughters and five grandchildren . Forrest has been a member of Suffolk Christian Church since 1970. He retired from Norfolk Coca-Cola Bottling Works in 1980. Forrest enjoys fishing and playing bridge.

Britt Hughson
Britt Hughson

Britt was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC. and was raised in Portsmouth, VA. He is married to his wonderful wife Debbie and has one son. Britt Served 27 years with Portsmouth Fire and Rescue obtaining the rank of Fire Captain and retired in 2002. He now spends his time travelling with his wife and enjoying his grandson.

Thomas Johnson
Thomas Johnson

Born in Norfolk and raised in Norfolk County (now City of Chesapeake), Mr. Johnson graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1960. He worked with Retail Credit Co. in Newport News, VA and Columbia, S.C. for approximately two years. He moved to Suffolk in 1963, and has been a resident since then. He retired from Virginia Department of Transportation in 2000, with over 37 year?s service. Mr. Johnson has worked in various part time jobs since then, including the former Harrell and Hill Funeral Home for more than eight years. He coached on a volunteer basis in the Suffolk Department of Recreation for more than 20 years. He is a past president of the Suffolk Tennis Association and served on the Suffolk Racquet Club?s Board of Directors. He has been a member of Bethlehem Ruritan Club since 1983 and a member of Bethlehem Christian Church for 28 years and currently serves on the Deaconry Board. He has been married to Doris Pierce Johnson since June 1981, and is the father of two sons and stepfather to one daughter.

Anna Padgett
Anna Padgett

Born in North Carolina, she is a graduate of Tidewater Academy. She lives in Spring Grove with her husband, Jay and he farms. They have dogs, Pickle and Dixie. In her free time she loves to travel and go to the beach. She is taking a break from the funeral business to help Jay on the family farm.

Bill Powell
Bill Powell

Mr. Powell is a 1958 graduate of Suffolk high School. He was a member of the National Guard from 1962 until 1968. In 1960 Bill married Roberta Baker. They have two children and five grandchildren. Bill is a member of the Elks Lodge and a member of Main Street United Methodist Church. Bill is mostly retired from the funeral service. He spends time at Main Street United Methodist Church Daycare fixing odds and ends. He also spends time on the Outer Banks and enjoys his grandchildren and great-grandchildren".

Theresa Ashburn
Theresa Sawyer

Theresa Ashburn Provost is a lifelong resident of Suffolk and a 1973 graduate of Nansemond Suffolk Academy. Affiliated with and employed by the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (SRHA) and the City of Suffolk from 1983 to 2005, the Mayor appointed Theresa to serve on the SRHA Board of Commissioners in 2009, where she currently serves as Chairman of the Board. She enjoys gardening, entertaining, and especially spending time with her family and grandchildren.  She has retired from the funeral service and lives on the Eastern shore with her husband Billy.