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Vicki Lynn Friend
Vicki Lynn Friend, 79, passed away peacefully at the Hospice House of Williamsburg on October 12, 2021. She is survived by her husband, Peter Keith Friend; her brothers, Michael Lovensheimer and Terry Lovensheimer; her sisters, Judith Witt (James) and Connie Semmler; sisters-in-law... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 16, 2021.
Catherine Wiggins Puryear Ph.D.
Catherine Wiggins Puryear, PhD, passed away on October 3rd at the age of 80. She died at the Williamsburg Landing, a retirement community in Williamsburg, VA. Dr. Puryear and her husband moved to Williamsburg in 1999. In 2011 they relocated to Marco Island, FL where she enjoyed reading... Read More
Published in Virginia Gazette from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, 2021.
Col. John G. Forrest Ret. Jr.
RIP Col. John G Forrest Jr. Ret. 17 March, 1934 - 7 October, 2021. Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Mentor and Friend. He was a great story teller, the life of the party, avid Penn State fan and a brother to all. Two services will be held: one at Williamsburg... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 16, 2021.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Collins Michael Blaha
In the early morning of October 8, Collins Michael Blaha departed this world to be with Jesus. Born in 1957, after working numerous years in the restaurant and real estate industries, Collins devoted the latter years of his life to working as a Peer Recovery Specialist at 3e Restoration... Read More
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 13, 2021.
Ethel Atkinson Diggs
Ethel Atkinson 'Sydney' Diggs, age 104, of Diggs, died Friday, October 8, 2021, at her son's residence in Topping, VA. She was born in Long Island, NY, and was a retired educator and counselor. Mrs. Diggs earned a liberal arts degree from Hamline University in 1940 and a master's... Read More
Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 13, 2021.
Donald J. Holste
Donald J. Holste of New Providence, NJ passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at the age of 80 after battling Alzheimer's for 8 years. Don was born in Elizabeth, NJ to Charles and Catherine (nee Leach) Holste. He grew up in Chatham, NJ and spent his high school years in Illinois... Read More
Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 13, 2021.
Mary Mauck Inman
Mary's family is having a Celebration of her life at Cedar Grove Memorial Garden on October 16th at 12:30 pm. She would be honored by your presence. Read More
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 13, 2021.
Clark E. Taggart
Clark Edward Taggart, age 65, of Williamsburg, VA, died Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Sentera Regional Medical Center, Williamsburg. Born March 28, 1956 in Olney, MD he was the son of the late Hugh Thomas Taggart and Rachael Gonzales Taggart. Clark had an interest in gardening and floral... Read More
Hartzler Funeral Home
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 13, 2021.
Janet Leonard Taylor
March 10, 1944 - October 8, 2021 Online condolences may be shared at www.NelsenWilliamsburg.com. Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 13, 2021.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Ann Weaver Copland
Ann Copland peacefully departed this life in her home on October 6, 2021. The only child of Frank M. Weaver, Jr. and Annie McCord Weaver, she graduated from Duke University and shortly thereafter moved to Richmond from her native Asheville to begin a career in special education. She... Read More
Vincent Funeral Home
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 9, 2021.
Sharon M. Jones
Sharon M. Jones, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on September 13, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Barbara Carter, and many beloved pets. Sharon had various careers throughout her life, ranging from a custodian for Jamestown and Lafayette, to a Harvey FD... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 9, 2021.
Marelyn Janet McGinnis
Marelyn Janet McGinnis, 82, of Williamsburg, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on October 2, 2021, at home surrounded by family. She was born April 17, 1939, in Waltham, Massachusetts, the daughter of late Janet and Edward Bergonzoni. She was the oldest of three siblings with younger... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 9, 2021.
Gail Wynn Scullion
June 7, 1946 - October 5, 2021 Online condolences may be shared at www.NelsenWilliamsburg.com. Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 9, 2021.
James Lee Simmons
April 4, 1931 - October 5, 2021 Memorial service will be held at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4897 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg on Tuesday, October, 12 at 1:30PM. Online condolences may be shared at www.NelsenWilliamsburg.com. Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 9, 2021.
Margaret Whelan Williams
Margaret (Mickie) Whelan Williams, 84, passed away September 17, 2021 in Alexandria, VA. Born in Washington D.C. on October 9, 1936 to Dr. Carl Joseph Whelan and Rozelle McKinnon Whelan, Mickie graduated from Western High School in Washington, D.C. in 1954 and received a B.S. in Education... Read More
Cunningham Turch Funeral Home - Alexandria
Published in Virginia Gazette from Oct. 6 to Oct. 9, 2021.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Dr. Jose A. Erfe
On October 1, 2021, Dr. Jose A. Erfe, loving husband and father of two children, passed peacefully at the age of 83 in his home in Williamsburg, Virginia. Jose was born on December 1, 1937 in Agoo, La Union Philippines to Pedro and Mauricia Erfe. He received his Doctor of Medicine... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 6, 2021.
Henry Mcvey
Mcvey, Henry Hanna III, died July 28, 2021 and his wife, Reba Robinson McVey, died Aug. 16, 2021. There will be a private graveside service in Hollywood Cemetery for both of them. The family plans to host a Celebration of Life in the future. Read More
Bennett Funeral Homes - Richmond
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 6, 2021.
James "Jim" Turner
James "Jim" Turner, 74, of Williamsburg, passed away on September, 25, 2021, of natural causes. Jim was born in Kearny, NJ, living throughout the state until 1988, when he moved with his family to Williamsburg, where he established life-long friendships in Longhill Woods and St. Georges... Read More
Bucktrout of Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette from Oct. 2 to Oct. 6, 2021.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Joe LeCompte Bates
It is with great sadness that the family of Joe L. Bates, announces his passing on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Born in Charleston, WV, he later moved to York, PA and finally to Williamsburg, VA. Joe attended Bradley University in IL and Millersville University in PA. For many years... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 2, 2021.
Dr. Howard S. Browne
Dr. Howard Storm Browne Jr. has died in Williamsburg at the age of 96. Dr. Browne was born in Ponca City, OK, on July 1, 1925, the son of Howard Storm Browne Sr., MD, and his wife, Margaret May Melvin, of Nemaha, NE. He was educated at the University of Oklahoma and graduated from... Read More
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 2, 2021.
Jewel Jacob
Jewel Levy Jacob, 88, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in Williamsburg, VA, after a lifetime of lighting up the lives of everyone lucky enough to know her. The only child of David and Lillian Levy, Jewel was born in the Bronx. To her family and friends, Jewel was a rock... Read More
Weymouth Funeral Home
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 2, 2021.
Mary Elizabeth "Nana" Johnson
Mary "Nana" Elizabeth Johnson, 73, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 in Williamsburg, VA. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Charles Otis Johnson; parents, Mary McGilvary Adams and Floyd L. Adams, Sr.; sisters, Evg. Hazel L. Wallace and Nancy C. Hayes... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 2, 2021.
Donald A. Roberts Sr.
Donald A. Roberts, Sr. of Williamsburg, VA passed away peacefully, on September 24th with his family at his side. Don was born in Medford, Massachusetts on August 14, 1934 to Henry K. and Miriam Roberts. He attended New York Military Academy, and upon graduating attended Harvard University... Read More
Bucktrout of Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 2, 2021.
Elizabeth Ann Thompson
Elizabeth Ann Thompson died peacefully as the sun was rising on Monday, September 20th, 2021 at the Hospice House of Williamsburg. She was born December 19th, 1942 in London during World War II. At the age of 3, she moved with her parents, Anne and Geoffrey Obert, to Petersham, near... Read More
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 2, 2021.
John Asaph Vaughan Jr.
John Asaph Vaughan Jr., 67, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, September 22nd 2021 after a vigorous battle with cancer. John was born on December 1st, 1953, to Marion & John Vaughan Sr. in Hempstead New York. After graduating from The Stony Brook School in 1972... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 2, 2021.
Carolyn Tamplin Ward
Carolyn Tamplin Ward of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away peacefully on 27 September 2021. She is survived by her children, Mary Katharine Vesely (Michael) of Chesapeake, Virginia; Christopher David Ward (Kate) of Fairfax Station, Virginia; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Vesely,... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 2, 2021.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Elizabeth Mary Bodnar
Elizabeth (Betty) Mary Bodnar, daughter of James Peter and Elizabeth Helen Bodnar, formerly of Bridgeport and Stratford CT, passed away peacefully on Sept 20, 2021, surrounded by family. Betty graduated from the St. Francis School of Nursing in Hartford, CT, and received a Master... Read More
Bucktrout of Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 29, 2021.
Betsy Ross Coffman
Betsy Ross Coffman died September 19, 2021 of natural causes. She led an exceptional life, filled a room upon entering, and never met a stranger. Betsy was the quintessential career Army wife and volunteer. An exceptional hostess, her gatherings were always don't-miss events. She... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 29, 2021.
Everett Jerome Hawkins Sr.
Everett Jerome Hawkins Sr., 65, of Toano, passed away on September 25, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfonso and Ida Hawkins; brother, James Hawkins; and grandparents, Levi and Melissa Jones. He is survived by his wife, Sherlene Hawkins; sons, Everett Hawkins Jr.... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 29, 2021.
Martha Sue Bien Hunsucker
Martha Sue Bien Hunsucker, 77, of Williamsburg, VA passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021. Martha graduated from Barnard College and obtained her PhD at the University of Virginia. She taught French and Spanish at Hampton Roads Academy, William and Mary, Christopher Newport, and... Read More
Vincent Funeral Home
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 29, 2021.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Rev. H.M. "Tex" Rathkamp
The Rev. H.M. "Tex" Rathkamp, 91, servant of Christ, loving husband and father, joined the Church Triumphant on September 20, 2021 after a brief illness. Tex left his family farm in Yoakum, Texas at age 16, the first in his family to attend college. Following his graduation from Central... Read More
Bucktrout of Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 25, 2021.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Lt. Col. James A. Cunningham (Ret)
Lt. Col. James "Jim" A. Cunningham (Ret), 76, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2021 in Williamsburg, VA. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 8, 1945 to John K. and Alma G. Cunningham. Jim attended Grove City College where he was a member of ROTC. Upon graduation, he was commissioned... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 22, 2021.
Jesse L. Mathias
Jesse Lee Mathias, 67, passed away unexpectedly in Williamsburg, VA on Friday, September 10, 2021. Jesse was born in Shenandoah County, VA to Elroy and Patricia (Lichliter) Mathias. He married his high school sweetheart, Belinda, and together they grew their own family. Jesse worked... Read More
Bucktrout of Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette from Sep. 18 to Sep. 22, 2021.
Ted Pino
Ted Pino, 71, passed away in Williamsburg, VA on Friday, September 17, 2021. He was born in New Jersey on October 11, 1949 to August Pino, Jr. and Ida (Milazzo) Pino. Ted Graduated Highland Park High School (HPHS) in 1967. He was the first undefeated dual meet wrestler in only the... Read More
Bucktrout of Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 22, 2021.
Wade Wilkins Swink Jr.
It is with great sadness the family of Wade W. Swink, Jr. announce his sudden passing on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the age of 77. Wade was born in Orangeburg, SC in 1944 to Wade W. Swink, Sr. and Virginia Diehl Swink. He received both a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 22, 2021.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Kenneth G. Ownby
Gene departed from this earthly world on September 9, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. His daughter, Lisa Ownby and best friend, and son-in-law Matt Connolly, survive him, as well as his grandchildren Marshall, Briar, Oakley and Townsend Ownby-Connolly, and siblings Edward Ownby... Read More
Bucktrout of Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette from Sep. 15 to Sep. 18, 2021.
Father Francis Paul Simeone
On September 14, 2021, Father Francis Paul Simeone, died at Sentara Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was born April 2, 1933 in Wilmington, Delaware, son of Nicolas and Carmela Rosato Simeone. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Elizabeth Simeone. In 1970, Father Francis... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 18, 2021.
Gwynn Taylor Wiita
Gwynn Taylor Wiita passed from this life the evening of August 30 at age 81. Vibrant, witty, and fun, with a wry sense of humor, she was beloved by all who knew her. She was a devoted and proud military wife and military mother and had just celebrated her 52nd wedding anniversary... Read More
Bucktrout of Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette from Sep. 1 to Sep. 18, 2021.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Joseph Daniel Brown III
Joseph Daniel "Dan" Brown III, MD, 87, passed away Sept 11, 2021 at approximately 8:30 pm. A "Virginian by the Grace of God," Dan Brown was born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 2, 1934 to Margaret Dix Brown and Joseph Daniel Brown, II. He served as an acolyte at the Church of the... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 15, 2021.
Graham Stanley Hood
Graham Stanley Hood departed this life peacefully with his immediate family by his side at home in Gloucester, VA, on the beautiful afternoon of September 6, 2021. He was born in Birmingham, England on November 6, 1936, and the experience of living through and after WWII in England... Read More
Hogg Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 15, 2021.
Ann Y. McGee
Ann Y. McGee, 89 passed away on August 27, 2021 after a brief illness. Ann is survived by son Scott McGee (Mary), Leesburg, GA., daughter Patti Drane (Bill) Atlanta, Ga, grandsons William Drane Jr. (Crystal) Chattanooga, TN, Henry McGee, Leesburg, GA, granddaughters Alison Drane Waterson... Read More
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 15, 2021.
Sherwood Randolph Salyer Jr.
On Saturday, September 11, 2021, Sherwood Randolph Salyer, Jr. (Randy), loving son, brother, friend, and father of Connor passed away after a courageous fight with lung cancer at the age of 56. Randy was born on November 1, 1964, in Williamsburg, Virginia to Sherwood R. (Sherry) and... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 15, 2021.
Gloria Stenzel
Gloria Stenzel, age 91, died Tuesday, Sept 7, 2021 after a brave battle with hospital-acquired Covid. Gloria was born June 24, 1930 in Perryville, MO as one of 12 children born to Jerome and Thelma Klump. She earned her RN from St. John's School of Nursing in St. Louis where she met... Read More
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 15, 2021.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Martha W. Blanks
The Martha W. Blanks "Celebration of Life" gathering will be held on Sun. (9-12) from 5 until 7 PM at the Kingspoint Clubhouse (end of Northpoint Drive). Read More
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 11, 2021.
Dr. Howard Brown
Howard Raymond Brown was born of the union of Muriel and Isaac Brown on September 23, 1932 in the Bronx, New York. His parents immigrated to the United States from Jamaica where they emphasized the importance of education and hard work to their children. Howard was the youngest of... Read More
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 11, 2021.
David C. Buckle
David Charles Buckle, 80, Williamsburg, VA passed away on September 5, 2021. Dave was born on April 3, 1941 in Arlington VA, to Donald and Margaret Buckle. Raised in Vienna VA, he attended Fairfax High School, graduating in 1959. He attended the College William and Mary, where he... Read More
Bucktrout of Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 11, 2021.
Otis Steele Childress Jr.
Otis Steele Childress, Jr. passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 in Williamsburg, VA. Born to Otis and Catherine Childress on December 27, 1936, he attended John Marshall High School in Richmond, VA, where he was a member of the Cadet Corps. After graduating in 1955, he then received... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 11, 2021.
Billy G. Criswell
Billy G. Criswell, 75, of Williamsburg, left this earth on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. He was born in Greensville, MS on February 22, 1946 to John and Ruth Criswell. Bill retired from Colonial Williamsburg in 2008. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting, coin... Read More
Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 11, 2021.
Charlsey McFarlane De Lorenzo
Charlsey McFarlane De Lorenzo, 85 years old Born in Long Beach, CA. She graduated from Mary Washington College and taught elementary school prior to marrying Cornelius (Neil) A. De Lorenzo in February 1960. Prior to their move to Sarasota, Florida in 2015, Neil and she enjoyed 22... Read More
Published in Virginia Gazette from Sep. 8 to Sep. 11, 2021.
Charlton Wyant Mann
Charlton "Charlie" Wyant Mann died on August 24, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry Everett and Blanch Wyant Mann, two brothers, James and Jerry, and a sister Judy Thomas.Charlie is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne Montgomery, to whom he was married for nearly... Read More
Bucktrout of Williamsburg
Published in Virginia Gazette on Sep. 11, 2021.
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