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NEWPORT NEWS - Elmer Willis Spikes, 88, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012. He was born in Green County, North Carolina and had been a Peninsula resident since 1952. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as a welder, after more than 20 years service. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Thelma Spikes; and two grandchildren, Michael Craig Wade and Jan Marie Cooper. Survivors include five children, Brenda Beamer (Lawrence) of Williamsburg, Bettie Caudle (Eddie) of Hampton, Patsy Maddy (David) of Taylorsville, NC, Phyllis Graham (Darrel), and Donna Tate (Marvin) all of Newport News; ten grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 PM Sunday, December 23, 2012 at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Monday, December 24, 2012 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Rusty Beck officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Please leave condolences at www.wjsmithandsonfh.com. Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.
Published in Daily Press on Dec. 22, 2012
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