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Archey, Stewart F. - Newport News  
NEWPORT NEWS - Stewart F. Archey, 82, of Newport News, Va., transitioned into eternity Monday May 25, 2015. Funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church Denbigh, Monday June 1, 2015 at 11am. Nickelson-Cummings Funeral Home in Charge.
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Published in Daily Press on May 29, 2015
Barham, Tabitha L. - Williamsburg  
WILLIAMSBURG - Williamsburg - Tabitha "Tabby" "Ms. B." Elma Barham (Worley), 80, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 after a year and half with many illnesses. Her strong will to live, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through very tough times.Tabitha was born on May 2, 1935 to the late Robert C. & Lillian Worley in Lynchburg, Virginia. She was also precessed in death by her husband William P. Barham, her brothers Lawrence and Julian, her sisters Beatrice and Dorothy, grandson Ryan Sondel, and dear friend Berta Terrell.Tabitha is survived by her daughers Vickie Domminsey (Joe), Delores "Sissy" Garrett (Ronnie), Christy Barham, Heather Dickens-Haggerty (Robert), and son William "Bubba" Barham. Grandchildren: Corey Dickens, Cameron Garrett, Lauren Barham, Bailee Linsey, Emma Barham, Jordan Dickens, Rylan Haggerty & Mason Haggerty. Her sister Arlene Davis, and brothers, Robert Worley (Donna) and William Worley.Family and friends were her greatest joy. Tabitha raised many children over the years of babysitting and helped anyone who needed her. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. The family with receive friends, Friday May 29, 2015 from 7:00pm -9:00pm, at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg. A graveside service will be held on, May 30, 10:00am, at Washington Memorial Park, 6217 Memorial Drive, Sandston,Virginia. Pastor David Gibson officiating.The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her illness. Online condolences maybe shared with the family at www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net .
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Published in Daily Press on May 27, 2015
Bass, Daniel Wayne - Carrollton  
CARROLLTON - Daniel Wayne Bass, 70, a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather, formerly of Deep Creek, died May 23, 2015. A native of Chesapeake, he was predeceased by his parents, Johnnie Jarvis and Hazel Moore Bass. Daniel retired from Hampton Roads Heating and Cooling and UA Plumbers and Pipefitters' Local Union 110. He enjoyed woodworking and being with his family. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 29, at 1 PM in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Suffolk, by Pastor Bob Groves. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 7-8:30 PM. www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com
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Published in Daily Press on May 27, 2015
Bennett, Elton W. - Newport News  
NEWPORT NEWS - Elton W. Bennett, 88, passed away on May 21st, 2015. He was the son of Hayward and Mary Lola Kellam Bennett. Born May 3, 1927, in Norfolk, VA, he graduated from Newport News High School in 1947 after having served in the United States Navy in 1945. He graduated from Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School and had a fifty year career with Newport News Shipbuilding. Career highlights included being a vital part of the emergent Naval Nuclear Propulsion program and construction of the A1W prototype (for Enterprise aircraft carrier) at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. He loved traveling in the great northwest and enjoyed art, tennis, gardening and woodworking. He was an active member of Gideons International, sharing his testimony to many, and was a member of Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Barbara Eades Bennett, and three brothers, Hayward, Jr., Edward and Pete Bennett. He is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 44 years, Carol H. Bennett; sons Thomas (Cindy), Dale (Trinh), John, Rodney and Rodger Bennett, and daughter, Ann (Andrew) Yost; grandchildren Arin, Beau, David, Ann, and Bransel Bennett, Alexis (Tim) Rist, and Andrew Yost; and four great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 PM, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church, Newport News, with a reception to follow. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 6373, Newport News VA 23606. Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.
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Published in Daily Press on May 23, 2015
Blizzard, Ruth V. - Newport News  
NEWPORT NEWS - Ruth V. Blizzard, 61 died Thursday, May 21, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 29, 2015 at Joynes Road Church of God. Viewing one hour prior to the service Friday at the Church. Interment will be in the Charity Cemetery at Swan Point in Spring Grove, Va. Arrangements by Poole's Funeral Home, 757-357-4742.
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Published in Daily Press from May 27 to May 28, 2015
Bourn, Carleda Nida - Newport News  
NEWPORT NEWS - Carleda Nida Bourn passed away on Friday May 22, 2015 peacefully at home surrounded by family. She was born in Madison, WV on March 11, 1940 and had been a resident of Newport News since 1975. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles Bourn. She is also survived by her sons Rick and his wife Nancy of Raleigh, NC, and Chris and his wife Katie of Dandy, VA. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Caitlin, Tommy, Conor, Laura, and Cole. She is also survived by her sister in-law Linda Lee of Palm Harbor, Florida. Carleda was a homemaker dedicated to her family who always took care of everyone. She was always smiling, never met a stranger, and made friends wherever she went. We will miss her Christmas cookies and lovingly prepared meals. Her family takes comfort in knowing that she is walking with Christ and free from pain. A graveside service will be held for family and friends at Peninsula Memorial Park on Tuesday May 26 at 11 a.m. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.
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Published in Daily Press on May 24, 2015
Branch, Michael Steven - Hayes  
HAYES - Michael Steven Branch, a loving and devoted son, a wonderful brother and uncle, and a special person to all of his friends and family, died May 22, 2015. Michael was born November 13, 1956 in Newport News. He graduated from Hampton High School and the University of Richmond. He then worked in Richmond, Atlanta, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Boston before returning to Virginia to live in Gloucester. Michael had a festive and generous spirit. He made friends easily and was remembered for his huge heart. -Although he'd never admit to having one. To say that he will be "missed" would be an insult to everything that his life represented. Truthfully, he brought life to all that he touched and he "added to..." without any effort. We are all for the better because of him and so much less without him. Michael was preceded in death by his father, James E. Branch. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Edna and T. A. Ferrell; his brothers, Robert Branch and Charles Cole, Jr. (Cheryl); his sisters, Neva Connaughton (Thom) and Linda Simmons; twelve nieces and nephews and too many friends to name. A memorial service officiated by Reverend David Parker will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Inurnment will be private. In memory of Michael the family requests that you make a donation to National Public Radio, 1111 North Capital Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 or the charity of your choice. Family and friends may share condolences and memories at www.hoggfh.com
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Published in Daily Press on May 25, 2015
Brite Sr., Edward L. - Chesapeake  
CHESAPEAKE - Edward Leroy Brite, Sr., 87, entered into his eternal rest May 22, 2015 while at his home. He was the widower of the late Mary Dozier Brite. Leroy was retired from the Norfolk Naval Supply Center. He is survived by his children, Clessie M. Smith (William), Edward Leroy Brite, Jr. (Patrice), Vera E. Riddick (Dwight); foster sons, Ricky Harmon and Edward Mosley (Arekia); five grandchildren and a host of relatives. Celebration of life services will be held 12 noon, Thursday, May 28, at New Galilee Baptist Church, 1765 S. Military Hwy, in Chesapeake. The Rev. John C. Smith, officiating. Viewing will be held Wednesday, May 27, from 4 pm- 7 pm at Community Funeral Home and Thursday the day of service at the church beginning at 10 am. Interment will be at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Daily Press on May 27, 2015
Brock, Gail Drewery - Surry  
SURRY - Gail Drewery Brock, 62, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at her home. Gail was the daughter of A. Frank Drewery and the late Eula Belle Doggett Drewery. Also preceding her in death is a brother, Arthur F. "Artie" Drewery, Jr. Gail enjoyed to reading and gardening. Her passion was teaching and being with children. She taught at Isle of Wight Academy for 25 years and then taught in Williamsburg-James City County for 15 years. She was a member of Surry United Methodist Church. In addition to her father, Gail leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 40 years, John Massey Brock, Jr.; Sons; Jay Brock (Lorelei), Jeff Brock(Christine); daughter, Stephanie Hudik (Ronald),; grandchildren; Isabella, Lachlan, Lily, and Alaina, a sister, Bonnie Adams, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family all who loved her, and were inspired and challenged by Gail's courageous fight with cancer and her strong "will to live". A service celebrating Gail's life will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Smithfield Baptist Church, 100 Wainwright Dr., Smithfield, VA 23430. Rev. Ray Rowland will be officiating. Burial will follow in Bacons Castle Old Brick Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00-7:30 pm Tuesday evening also in the church. The family extends special thanks to her doctors at Peninsula Cancer Institute and Riverside Hospital, and to her caregivers Joyce Price, Barbara Spratley, and Dinah Davis. Memorial contributions may be made to Bacons Castle Old Brick Church Memorial Assoc., c/o: Mary Hayes, 5251 Colonial Trail East, Surry, VA 23883. Service arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Carrollton, Smithfield, Isle of Wight and the surrounding communities. Family and friends are encouraged to share condolences and remembrances at colonialfuneralhomesmithfield.com
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Published in Daily Press on May 26, 2015
Brooks Jr., Thomas E. - Hampton, Va  
HAMPTON, VA - Thomas E. Brooks Jr., 79 son of the late Thomas and Eleanor Pinkins Brooks departed this life on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 st Sentara Hampton Careplex. He is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Mary Newby Brooks; children, Danielle Brooks-McLendon and Shawn Brooks; grandchildren, Ming and Mles McLendon; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Little Zion Baptist Church 1824 W. Queen Street, Hampton, Va. Viewing two hours prior to the service Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Poole's Funeral Home, 757-357-4742
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Published in Daily Press on May 28, 2015
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