Obituaries For Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel in Newport News, Virginia

Catherine cunningham

Catherine Darlene Cunningham, 62, slipped into eternal rest on February 26, 2018 in Williamsburg, Va. Born in Williamsburg, Va. on December 20, 1955, Cathy lived life on her own terms. As a first grade student, she helped integrate Newport News City Schools. In middle school, she moved with her mother and sister to Nyack, NY and later graduated from Nyack High School. Setting her sights on nursing, Cathy earned a B.S.N from Hampton University in 1977. She moved to New York where she was a Registered Nurse at St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital in the City for 15 years. She was a caring and intelligent nurse who became a coordinator for the Drug and Substance Abuse Clinic to be part of a solution to a growing epidemic. After relocating to Virginia in 1992, Cathy continued her nursing career at Eastern State Hospital for the next 25 years, she was on the Nurses Week Committee. Catherine was baptized in 1967 on Treasure Island. While living in New York she was a member of St. Charles AME Zion in Piermont, NY. She joined True Vine Baptist Church after moving back to Virginia, where she was a member of the Pastor's Aide and Nurses Guilds until her health began to decline. Affectionately known as Cissy, Cathy was quick-witted with a flair for fashion and a beautiful design aesthetic. She loved African American art, reading and traveling. She was honest and funny, and loved by family, friends and co-workers alike. Cathy leaves behind to cherish her memories, daughter, Drew Cunningham, of Bronx, NY; son, Bruce Cunningham, of Newport News, VA; sister, Margo Hayes (Eddie) of Jonesboro, GA; two nieces; two nephews; one great nephew; aunts, and many cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn Diggs and Douglas Williams.
A celebration of life will be held at noon on Monday, March 5 at True Vine Baptist Church, 695 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA. Service to be officiated by Rev. Irvin D. Melvin. Repast to follow immediately in the Fellowship Hall. Receiving of friends will be held Sunday, March 4 from 6 - 7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Chapel at 251 Richneck Road, Newport News, VA. The family would like to thank the nurses at Riverside Regional Medical Center and the Hospice House of Williamsburg for their care and support.


William Thomas pollard, Sr.

William Thomas Pollard, Sr., 75, of Gloucester, Virginia passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018, surrounded by family. A visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Thursday, March 1, 2018 t Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richenck Rd., Newport News, VA 23608. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday March, 2, 2018 at Morning Glory Baptist Church, Gloucester, VA. For further information please see the obituaries section at


Funeral services with full military honors for Sgt. 1st Class Phillip A. Jackson, Jr., will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News VA 23608.


vernon william kertley, sr.

Vernon William Kertley, Sr., passed away while serving as a government contractor in Madrid, Spain, on Feb. 7, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wed., Feb, 28, 2018, at Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News VA.

maurice edward foster

Maurice Edward Foster, 67, passed away on February 9, 2018. A visitation will be held at Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel 251 Richneck Rd. Newport News VA 23608 from 6-8 on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at First Morning Star Baptist Church, 8609 Guinea Rd., Hayes, VA 23072. An interment with full military honors will occur at 12:00 on Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018 at A.G. Horton Veteran's Cemetery, Suffolk VA. For a full obituary, please see the obituaries section at

Gregory joseph dana


May 4, 1950- February 4, 2018

Williamsburg, VA - Greg was the youngest of five children of Catherine Winslow Dana and Sumner Wolcott Dana, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 4, 1950. He attended Saint Bernard’s School and South Hills Catholic before heading off to college at Notre Dame (as anyone knows, this was his favorite of the colleges he attended), the University of Pittsburgh and graduating from the University of Michigan where he received his BS in Nature Resources. Greg remained in Ann Arbor, Michigan after graduation working in the EPA’s Mobile Sources Laboratory where vehicle testing was done. Greg took a temporary assignment to EPA Headquarters in Washington. After meeting Suzanne, he asked for the assignment to be permanent. They were married May 31,1980 and immediately started their family. Lauren was born eleven months later and almost four years later came Caitlin. Shortly after Caitlin was born, Greg left the government and became a Vice President at the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers. He worked on environmental and safety issues relating to the manufacturing and operation of vehicles. Later, he became Vice President of Environmental Affairs at the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. Both positions required extensive travel and testimony at many statehouses and the US Congress. After leaving The Alliance, Greg did some consulting for a few vehicle manufacturers and lived in Nairobi, Kenya while consulting for the United Nations Environmental Programme. After Lauren and Caitlin had grown and moved, Greg and Suzanne left northern Virginia and made their home in Williamsburg. Music was an integral part of Greg’s life. He loved playing his guitars, banjo and singing folk songs with friends. Throughout his life, he played music at church. Greg was a music minister as a guitarist at Saint Bernadette’s Church in Springfield and at Saint Olaf’s Church in Williamsburg.Greg’s diagnosis of frontotemporal lobe degeneration (FTD) was as a result of having the C9orf72 gene that also causes ALS, which took his sisters, Sue and Mimi. He knew there was no treatment or cure, but chose to participate in medical research studies at the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Virginia to help future generations. His contributions to research continue after death with tissue donation to Johns Hopkins for continued research on FTD.
A mass in celebration of Greg’s life will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Saint Olaf’s Catholic Church, 104 Norge Lane in Williamsburg, VA.In lieu of flowers, Memorial Tributes may be made to FTD research at Greg’s page on the With Love Campaign…

Gertrude peterson

Gertrude Brooks-Peterson, daughter of the late Gertrude Randall-Brooks and Jesse Lee Brooks was born on March 19, 1922 in York County, Virginia. She answered the master's call on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Regency Health and Rehabilitation Center in Yorktown, Virginia. At an early age she accepted Christ as her personal savior and was baptized and joined Grafton Baptist Church, Harris Grove. Gertrude attended church faithfully until her health began to decline and served on the Usher Board. Her favorite song was "Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross".
Gertrude was educated at York County Training School. She was employed as a domestic worker her entire life. As a domestic worker she had the opportunity to travel to New York.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Alice Briddell, her sister Marjorie Powell, and her granddaughter Antoinette Harris, and two brothers Earl Brooks and Noris Brooks. Gertrude leaves to cherish her precious memories 2 daughters, Barbara Jacob (Howard), Helen Sampson, three step-children, Daryl, Jason and Rebecca Sedgwick, one sister, Margaret Brooks, 3 nieces, 5 nephews, 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 23 great-great grandchildren, 1 sister in law, Beatrice Wells, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Grafton Baptist Church, Harris Grove, 1301 Old York-Hampton Hwy., Yorktown VA 23693. A viewing will be held from 11-12 prior to the service. An interment will immediately follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.


Arthur "tony" burton

Arthur “Tony” Burton was called home on January 28, 2018. He leaves to cherish his memories: mother, Gwendolyn Christian; stepfather, Willie Christian; sons, Antonio and Antwan Fuller; his siblings as well as a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father David Ralph Cathelza Burton Jr. A visitation will be held at Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News VA, from 9am-5pm on Friday, February 2, 2018. His home going service will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11a.m. at New Beech Grove Baptist Church 326 Tabbs Lane Newport News, VA 23602. An interment with military honors will follow at A. G Horton Veteran's Cemetery, 5310 Milner's Rd. Suffolk VA.


cunice richardson

Cunice Alstyne Richardson was born to the late Carey D. and Mildred C. Richardson on August 26, 1933 in Hollister, NC. Cunice departed this life on Monday, January 22, 2018, at the St. Francis Nursing Center, Newport News, Virginia.
Cunice, affectionately known as “Niecey,” was educated in the Newport News school system. She evolved to become an admired and accomplished business professional, as well as a skilled community advocate for seniors.
Her early adult years reflected working on various assembly lines and clerical positions. She developed the necessary skills to become an accomplished administrator, entrepreneur, and business proprietor. In the early 1960s, she negotiated a key role in the auto salvage business. She became the first minority/female manager in the northeastern United States, as the Business Manager with Sheldon Auto Salvage, Inc., of Newark, New Jersey.
In this role, she parlayed her influence with industry clientele and professional contacts toward providing opportunities and employment for other minorities. Her influence in the industry provided a path for her younger siblings to establish and develop their careers, i.e., Milton as a Claims Adjuster with General Motors, Carey with his own towing service, and Emma as Assistant Manager with Sheldon Auto Salvage. Her mentoring extended even to cousins, wherein her “sister” cousin Yolanda was included in this process. Then “Niecey” moved on to incorporate her own auto salvage operation is South Jersey.
In the early 1980s, Minority Business Enterprise magazine published a feature article recognizing her as the Female Entrepreneur of the Year, in honor of nearly two decades of business achievements and management activities in the auto salvage industry.
After retiring from the auto salvage business, “Niecey” relocated to Newport News. She took on the role of caregiver to her elderly parents, while working as Communications Dispatcher at Eastern State Hospital, in Williamsburg. Her willingness to help others continued in her personal and social life, as evidenced by her involvement in her residence at Checed Warwick (senior apartment building). She was President of the Residents Council, Member of the Neighborhood Watch Committee, and the “Go To” person to get things done. Cunice enjoyed playing Bingo, Po-Keno, Spades, watching movies, and getting together with other residents of her building for breakfast on Friday mornings.
Cunice leaves to cherish her memories: Her son Robert L. Stewart (Irena), of Somerset, NJ, grandsons Keith C. Stewart (Diesha), of Somerset, NJ, David J. Stewart (Kelly), of Ft. Lewis, WA, granddaughter Erica N. Stewart of Somerset, NJ, grandchildren: Akira, Keith, Jr., Olivia, and David, Jr. Sisters: Emma Farrow of Kannapolis, NC, Bernice Dillard (Stanley) of Kissime, FL, Louise Smith (Harry) of Clarksville, TN, and Sandra Martin (Rudy) of Palm Bay, FL. Brothers: Milton Richardson (Alice) of Palm Bay, FL, Otis Richardson of Piscataway, NJ, Spencer Richardson of Newport News, VA, Carl Richardson (Ruth) of Killeen, TX, a sister-in-law: Jean Richardson of Jamaica, NY, widow of brother Carey Richardson, God-daughter Elizabeth Kennon; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends: Helen, Earldene, Pat, Beverly and Roy.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 on Monday January 29, 2018 at Colossian Baptist Church, 856 Old Fort Eustis Blvd., Newport News VA 23608. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 11-12. A repast will follow at the church.


owen bearden

Owen Bearden ( OB) was born in Social Circle, GA. He migrated to Cleveland, OH after graduating from high school. After migrating and living in Cleveland, OH for many years, he moved to Brooklyn, New York until retiring from Kings County hospital. Owen then moved to Newport News, VA along with his wife Anna. Owen was called to rest on January 20th, 2018 at Riverside Regional Medical Center. He leaves behind his wife Anna Bearden, two daughters Kim Hiller and Nicole McClendon, four grandchildren, one great-grand and a host of family and friends. Homegoing services will be held on Saturday Jan 27, at 10:00 at Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News VA 23608. Ann interment will follow immediately thereafter at Williamsburg Memorial Park, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Rev. James W. Taylor

James William Taylor was born on March 20, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan to the union of the late Andrew William Taylor and Melba Louise Thurman. He was the oldest of ten children.
James was educated in the Detroit Public School System. In 1954, at the age of 15, he felt the duty to defend our country and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in the Army for 2 years, and then served in the Air Force for 10 years.
James became a disabled veteran in 1967 and exited the armed services with an honorable discharge. James went to work for the federal government as a manager at the Internal Revenue Service Data Center in Detroit, Michigan. James continued his education, completing a 2-yr certificate in finance at Oakland Community College, graduated with a 2-yr degree in ministry from the Smith Evans School at Virginia Union, and earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in Philosophy of Religion at Christopher Newport University.
James was called to the ministry and ordained under Reverend Berkley Jones at Shepherdsville Baptist Church. James was an associate minister at Shepherdsville Baptist Church, acted as interim pastor at Smithfield Baptist Church, and he pastored Zion Poplars Baptist Church. He also preached regularly at Mispah Nursing Home.
James was founder and CEO of Church & Community Resources, Inc., Real Estate Broker CEO of Realspec Realty. James taught as a substitute teacher with Gloucester County Public Schools and held a position in security with Rappahannock Community College.
James was active in several community organizations, including the Minister’s Conference, Gloucester Relief Union, the Hampton Ministers Conference, and the Baptist General Convention of Virginia. James was the secretary of the Gloucester Leadership Committee, and founder and host of “God’s Refreshing Word” local radio station program on WXGM.
James Taylor and Elnora Christine Olivis were joined in holy matrimony December 28, 1975. To this union, a combined family was formed consisting of two girls and two boys. He is survived by his loving wife (Christine), two daughters (Delphi Burton and Lenora Nikitin (Viktor)), and a step-son, Glynn Talbert. He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Melba Taylor, son Anthony Taylor, sisters June Elaine Ellington and Betty Joanne Taylor, and brothers Gary Arnold and Melvin Theodore Taylor. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 42 years, Elnora Christine Taylor, brothers: Andrew Taylor, Michael Taylor (Cathy), and sisters: Alice Carol Davie (William), Kimberly Gail Bostic, and Terraina Joy Taylor, stepson Glynn Garfield Talbert, grandchildren: Anneke Christine Burton, Oreon Viktorovich, Aron Viktorovich, and Aleksander Viktorovich Nikitin, a host of nieces, nephews and friends in Michigan and Virginia whom will all continue his legacy.
In the words of Reverend Taylor: “Call someone and tell them what a great time you had a church!”

Miss Me But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the roadAnd the sun has set for meI want no rites in a gloom-filled roomWhy cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little-but not too longAnd not with your head bowed lowRemember the love that we once sharedMiss me-but let me go
For this is a journey that we all must takeAnd each must go alone.It's all part of the Master's planA step on the road to home
When you are lonely and sick of heartGo to the friends we knowAnd bury your sorrows in doing good deedsMiss me but let me go. Author: Anonymous

gloria jean carr

Gloria Jean Carr was born April 13, 1949. She resided in Newport News, Virginia. Well known as "Jean", she lived in New York after retiring from NYPD Traffic Enforcement. Jean had many aspirations. She loved to "Shop till she dropped". She was a great mom to her sons and especially adored being involved in Saiyd's activities and sports. While in her presence, Jean had a lively personality and was very witty. She was the "Life of the party."
Her parents preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing two sons: Raymond Murphy (Michelle) and Saiyd Jean Carr; two grandsons, three sisters, one niece and one nephew, and a host of grand-nieces/nephews, cousins, friends and family. Her dear friend Rosemary Torres, a lifelong friend, will miss her greatly.
Funeral services will be held at Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, with an interment immediately after at Williamsburg Memorial Park.

Estelle drew brooks

On Saturday, January 13, 2018 our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Mrs. Estelle D. Brooks was called to eternal rest in her home.

Mrs. Estelle D. Brooks was born on November 10, 1924 to the late Elsie D. Murray and Sidney Drew. She was a graduate of Yorktown Training School in Yorktown, Virginia.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Thomas E. Brooks on August 16, 1942. Their union was blessed with seven children. Six sons, Thomas A. Brooks, Miles A. Brooks, Richard A. Brooks (all deceased) Ronald Brooks (Carolyn), Roger Brooks, and Sherwood Brooks; and one daughter, Charlotte Brooks.

Estelle started attending church at an early age, where she was born in Tabb, Virginia, better known as the “Hook”. Later she joined Grafton Baptist Church – Harris Grove, where she served with the Queen Esther Missionary Circle and Church Aide. She was also an honoree representing Grafton Baptist Church for the Tidewater Peninsula Baptist Association Mission Recognition Day. She was a loving, caring and thoughtful person and was affectionately known as “Granny”.

Estelle was preceded in death by her four sisters, Mildred Walker, Earlene McCollum, Vetina Crawly, and Mary Evans; three brothers, Phillip Drew, Leonard Drew, and Roy Murray; and one daughter-in-law, Wilamina Brooks.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories her three wonderful daughter-in-laws, Annie Brooks, Ada Brooks and Carolyn Brooks; two sisters, Rose Lee Johnson and Mamie Potts; one brother, Sidney Drew; nineteen grandchildren; forty-two great grandchildren; and a host of other nieces, nephews, loving relatives and caring friends. Three very special friends, Mrs. Beatrice Carter, Mrs. Beatrice Wells, and Ms. Anita Jefferson.

harold R. Redcross


Williamsburg- Harold R. Redcross departed his life peacefully on January 13, 2018. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Elaine; children Sherae Tebbetts, Shenice Redcross, and Bryan Redcross; sister Renee Brown; mother-in-law Beatrice Wells; ten loving grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News VA, from 6-7 on Thursday, Jan. 18. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 10:00 AM on Friday January 19, 2018, with an interment immediately thereafter at Williamsburg Memorial Park.

James leslie hearn

Corpsman James Leslie Hearn, United States Navy, passed away while on active duty in San Diego, California. Funeral services will be held at Calvary Chapel, Newport News, 361 Beechmont Dr., at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. An interment with full military honors will take place at 12:00 at A.G. Horton Memorial Veteran's Cemetery, 5310 Milner's Rd., Suffolk, Virginia.

Willie Shelton Poyner

Dee and Daddy
Willie Shelton Poyner Jr. at the age of 69 gained his wings on Friday October 20,2017at his home in Newport News, Va. He was born on January 12, 1948 in Norfolk VA, to the late Odessa Guard and Willie Poyner. Willie went to Huntington High School and graduated in 1967. Prior to the shipyard he worked for Grandbarry Furniture and a paper route. He entered Newport News Shipbuilding in 1968. On September 4, 1968 he got married to Mary Davis and adopted Jacqueline within their union they had 4 children. As the years passed he was working numerous departments which included (Bullgang (S31), Water tender (O46) and pipefitter (O43). He also had CDL’s while he was in the shipyard. In April 2015 he decided to retire after 47 years of service. He also received a plaque in 2000 for 40 years of dedication and service to the Shipyard which was listed in the newspaper.
Wille was a peaceful man and stayed to himself. He enjoyed life and what it had to offer. He spoke his mind and was very straight forward. If you ever had a conversation with him you know he didn’t cut any corners. He was nothing but the truth. He loved his cars and he loved listening to music. He tried to his best to stay up to date with music but he loved his oldies. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He had friendships 40+ years with Frizell, Cecil, Larry Pugh, Larry Anthony, Kenny Wilburn, Richmond Pope, and Keith Satisfield all of Newport News.
Willie is preceded in death by his Father Willie Poyner and Mother Odessa Guard and his brother Syvasky Poyner.
Willie leaves to cherish his wife of 49 years Mary Poyner and his children Demetric Poyner of Portsmouth, Va his only son Willie Poyner of Newport News, Va Lovetta Poyner of Newport News, VA Wiletta Poyner(Sherman) and Jacqueline Smith( Matthew) Hampton, Va. His six grandchildren Dasha Diggs, Tequan Poyner, Dyamond Cooper, Kevaughn Cooper, Shaniyah Cooper, and James Williams(CJ) His first great granddaughter La’Chay Battles. He leaves behind a host of family and friends.
Willie/Daddy you will be sorely missed by everyone, a piece of us is gone but we know you are in God’s hands. We will have the memories to carry in our hearts forever until we see you again, your wife, children and grandchildren. Thank you for leaving your Twin behind Daddy Demetric, We see her,We see you!!!!
The Family would like to thank Carter Funeral Home for their kindness during this difficult time of bereavement.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy4:7



Passed at the young age of 65, though she would say that she was old. She is survived by her five children; Theresa Cruz, Robert Cruz, Reynaldo Cruz Jr., Dawn Cruz Kunkle and Bruce Rey Cruz. She was the grandmother of fourteen grandchildren; Toni Lindsay, Kristina Cruz, Ashley Gaynon, Dylan Colon, Daniel Gaynon, Angelica Long, Breann Cruz, Matthew Kunkle, John Paul Kunkle, Alexis Cruz, Courtney Cruz, Ethan Miller, Preston Cruz, and McKenzie Kunkle. She was only 65, but was the great-grandmother to five, with two on the way; Daniel Long, Matthew Cruz, Julian Cruz, Mason Myers, Carter Belvin, and expecting Reynaldo Gaynon and Baby Myers. She was a designated mother and grandmother to so many more. She loved her family and loved to joke and tell stories. She recently learned how to take SnapChat photos with grand daughter Angelica and how to do the Dip Dance with Breann. She was a free spirit - she loved to have fun. She loved her best friend Barbara Ellis of 40 years like she was her sister. She is now at peace, with her beloved husband of 35 years, Reynaldo Cruz, Sr.


Latasha Trotter

Latasha Dixon Trotter was born on Feb of 1993 to Devene Wrenn and Shawn Watkins in Hampton, Virginia. Latasha passed on December 11, 2017. She left behind her husband, Jakadi, mother, Devene Wrenn, father, Shawn Watkins, sisters, Kiana Dixon (Brandon) and Princess Watkins, brothers, Shawn Watkins, Jr. and Marcus Watkins, nieces, Janiyah Bailey and Jaiden Tudisco, nephew Juelz Bailey, cousins, Chynette Butts, Taleisha Dixon, Janta Dixon, Parish Lassiter, Paris Stanback, Nasia Dixon, Jordon Dixon, Lordon Dixon, mother-in-law Louvenia McCree and a host of family and friends.
Latasha attended Newport News Public Schools and Woodside High School up to the 11th grade before moving to Alabama where she graduated. Latasha received her CNA certification at Job Corps in Muhlenburg, Kentucky in 2012. After moving back to Virginia she went on to take classes at Thomas Nelson Community College. Her goal was to get into a Respiratory Therapy program. She also worked as a CNA at Riverside Hospital and later Mary Immaculate Hospital in the oncology department until her illness.
Latasha married her best friend whom she met in high school on May 12, 2017. Latasha’s favorite song was “In Jesus Name” by Israel Houghton. Tasha enjoyed spending her free time just relaxing and watching TV. She loved French fries and sweet frog. She also loved spending time with her special baby, her niece Janiyah. Latasha loved helping others and shopping.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday , December 18, 2017 at Refuge Nation Church, 3509 Chestnutt Avenue, Newport News VA,. A visitation will be held from 10-11. An interment will follow a repast at the church immediately thereafter at Peninsula Memorial Park.


david clayton owens

David Clayton Owens, age 57, of Newport News, died November 16, 2017. David C. Owens was born November 13, 1960 in Frankfurt, Germany to Rufus Owens, Jr. and Lucy M. Owens (both deceased). David, known to many as DC, Mr. Owens, and/or Unc, accepted Christ as his Savior at a very early age at the First Baptist Church-Denbigh. He went home to be with his Lord and Saviour after an extended battle with liver cancer.
David, a veteran of the United States Army, completed Basic training at Fort Jackson, SC, and one year of electronics training. He was then honorably discharged due to medical complications. He began a new career as an electronics machinist at Continental Automotive Systems, (then known as Bendix), in Newport News, VA. Later he became an avid landscaper enhancing many areas and homes throughout Newport News. Outdoors is where David was most happiest. He loved fishing and enjoyed entertaining friends at his home. David also enjoyed helping others, often times giving food and basic needs from his own home to help others.
He leaves behind two biological children, Kaysha Riddle and Raymond Grimes, two sisters, Barbara Jackson Weeks of Georgia and Patricia Christian of Virginia, three brothers, Rufus Owens, III (wife, Terri) and Michael Owens of Georgia, and Johnny Owens of Maryland. A beloved friend Sharalyn and special friend Joyce Cliett and a host of family and friends.
The Owens family would like to extend appreciation to each and everyone who has expressed their love and support during David’s battle and this difficult time. A memorial service in his honor will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News VA 23608.

joyce toliver mccree

Mrs. Joyce Toliver McCree was called home to the Lord on November 6, 2017. A lifelong resident of York County, Mrs. McCree leaves behind her husband of 53 years McElroy McCree, Sr.; her daughters, Rebecca McCree, Louvenia McCree; grandchildren, Sharlissia McCree, Jakadi Trotter (Latasha), Maliek McCree and Kevon Williams; siblings, Elsie Bolden (Jeff), Christine Hailey, Celestine Smith, Virgie Shields, Josephine Clary, Herman Shields and Robert Shields, as well as a host of cousins and a special friend Mrs. Elizabeth Callaham. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Grafton Baptist Church, Harris Grove 1301 Old York-Hampton Hwy., Grafton VA 23692.


John Thomas Willis

John Thomas Willis was born on March 26, 1963 to Harrie and Frances Willis, in Richmond, VA. John attended and graduated Gloucester High School in Gloucester, VA. John was employed in Williamsburg, VA for many years as a waiter at Campbells Tavern. He also was employed at the Yorktown Coast Guard Station for a few years and his final place of employment was with Mr. Raymond Bottom for over 18 years.

John aka Mr. Brown was known by many people far and wide. He loved to have a good time. He knew how to make you laugh and lift your spirits. He joined New Mt. Zion Baptist church at an early age and later in life he joined Faith For Living in Yorktown, Virginia and was a dedicated member and he knew his bible. He loved to dress and he lived his life to the fullest.

He was preceded in death by his father Harrie Willis and brother Wilbur Willis. He leaves to morn his mother Frances Willis of Gloucester, VA. His wife of 6 years Darlene Willis of Hampton, VA. His Sisters Joyce Willis-Sydney(Rodney) and Joanne Willis of Gloucester, VA. His brothers Rodney Willis, Harold Willis and Wayne Scott (Kathleen) of Gloucester, VA, Anthony Willis of Richmond, VA, Harrie Scott of Matthews, VA, Freddie Willis and Lawrence Scott of Williamsburg, VA. A brother in-law Randy Addison (Sabrina) of Carrolton, VA. Three sister in-laws Jean Thomas and Sherry Thomas-Wyatt of Hampton, VA, Angela Thomas of Carrolton, VA. John has one daughter Vurnetta Taylor (Thad) of Nashville, NC and one Son Eric Donovan Jimmison (Jenny) of Northern Virginia. Two stepsons Alonzo Thomas and Darius Wiggins of Hampton, VA. He was a loving grandfather to Brianna Lee and Alivia Taylor of Nashville, NC, Eny’jah, Anaiya and Elijah Thomas of Hampton, VA. and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A visitation will be held on Monday November 6, 2017 from 7-8 at Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richneck Rd. Newport News, VA 23608. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 11127 Woods Cross Rd., Gloucester Va 23061. There will be a viewing from 10-11 as well for those not able to attend the previous evening.

Marjorie Brooks-Powell, daughter of the late Gertrude Randall-Brooks and Jessie Lee Brooks was born on August 13, 1920 in York County, Virginia.

She answered the Master’s call on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Regency Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Yorktown, Virginia.

At an early age, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior was baptized and joined Grafton Baptist Church – Harris Grove.

Marjorie was educated at the York County Training School. She was employed as a Domestic Worker from 1955 to 1995. As a Domestic Employee she had an opportunity to travel to Canada, New York, and Florida.

She was preceded in death by her son, John C. Brooks, two sisters, Sarah and Daisy; two brothers Norris Jessie and Earl Levi.

Marjorie leaves to cherish her precious memories, two grandchildren, Kevin Cornelius and Terrence LaVonne; three great grandchildren, Kandice Chantelle, Kenneth Cornelius and Nova Rayne; one great great-child, Kori McKenzi; two sisters, Margaret E. Brooks and Gertrude V. Peterson; one daughter-in-law, Effie Brooks and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and caring friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 on Saturday Oct.28, 2017 at Grafton Baptist Church, Harris Grove, 1301 Old York Hwy, Grafton VA 23692.

Michael Wormley, age 70, passed away on Sunday October 15, 2017. A visitation will be held on Monday Oct. 23, from 7-8 PM at Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News, VA 23608. Funeral services will be held Tuesday Oct. 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM at New Bethel Baptist Church, 3911 Big Bethel Rd., Yorktown VA 23693 with an interment in the church cemetery immediately thereafter.
Fred Douglas Grimes passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017, due to complications from kidney failure. He was born on September 3, 1940 in Coke, VA. His mother Agnes died when he was young and he was raised by his grandparents, Edward (Eddie) and Agnes Grimes.

Fred grew up in Gloucester county and attended Bena Hayes elementary and Gloucester training school. He was a member of the Gloucester All Stars men's baseball team. He later moved to Williamsburg, VA and last resided in Newport News, VA.

He was employed by Broaddus and Hall furniture store, Pepsi Cola bottling company, and worked on Fort Eustis military base in heating and air conditioning repair. He also did general maintenance and landscaping in the Queens Lake and other Williamsburg communities.

As a young man, Fred joined First United Baptist church in Gloucester, then later became a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist church, Williamsburg and Living Water Christian Fellowship, Newport News. His last church home was as a Deacon at Malachi House Life Center Church, Newport News.

Fred is survived by two daughters: Denise Gonzales (Frank) and Beatrice Young; two brothers: Donald Grimes and Thomas Grimes; one godson: Isaiah Jones; five grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made via a Fred Grimes page on

A service will held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1:00 p.m. at New Beech Grove Baptist church, 326 Tabbs Lane, Newport News, VA.

WILLIAMSBURG - David Wolverton passed away October 3rd, 2017 peacefully at Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg after 80 years of a life well lived. He had traveled much of the world and left a lasting impression on all he met. David was quite the renaissance man. He spent over 30 years working for Computer Science Corporation (CSC) at Langley Air Force Base and was particularly proud of his work on the windshear project. He loved Gravely tractors and working around the house, using his tremendous knowledge to do it all from masonry, automotive work, to woodwork. He could identify most bird songs, trees, and tell you stories about the stars. He was chopping wood well into his 79th year.David had a lifelong passion for music; playing guitar and singing in the choir at church. He was a dedicated member of the Olive Branch Christian Church for 43 years. He also dedicated over 30 years of his life to the Tidewater Classical Guitar Society, bringing classical guitar music to the peninsula. For more than the last 10 years, he was a strong proponent of organic foods and farming, even being a drop-off spot for Polyface Farms.David was a humble, gracious husband, an amazing father and awesome Opi. He never met a stranger, making friends with all. David is survived by his loving wife of 50 yrs, Gabriel Wolverton and his daughters Dulcy Wolverton, Kirstin Wolverton, and Gwen Wolverton-DIggs, his sons-in-law Ed Callahan, Rome Sicam and Lowell Diggs and his grandchildren, Nick and Mark Callahan, Kira Sicam, and Bodhi and Ali Wolverton-Diggs.A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at Olive Branch Christian Church, 7643 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185, on Sunday, Oct 8th at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg.

Calvin Carter Lucius Norman, Sr. was born on March 6, 1930 in Gloucester County, VA, the son of the late Clara Bell Scott. He was raised by his step-father, the late Cleveland Scott. He accepted Christ at an early age at New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Gloucester, VA.

On August 19, 1946 he was united in holy matrimony with Bernice V. Davenport in Gloucester County, VA and from this marriage they had 5 children. Calvin attended Public School in Gloucester County. He worked at D.W. Edward’s Lumber Mill in Saluda, VA for 18 years. He later worked at William & Mary College as a Custodian for 11 years, and he retired from William & Mary at the age of 70.

Calvin was a loving and caring person who was devoted to his family. He was a hard and dedicated worker who took his job seriously. Calvin was a proud man who only dealt with people he took to.

Calvin was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Norman, his oldest son, Calvin Norman, Jr., his brother Howard Scott, and his sister’s Hazel Barnett, Marie Payne & Irene Hester. On October 3, 2017 at approximately 5:05AM, our loved one was called to his rest. The fond memories that we hold so dear of our beloved Calvin will forever be treasured by his 3 daughters, Clara James of Grafton, Celestine Norman & Ella Norman both of Gloucester; 1 son, Sterling Norman of Gloucester; 2 Daughter-in-laws, Roxann Norman of Newport News and Joan Norman of Williamsburg; 12 Grandchildren, Edward Marshall of Staunton, VA, Calvin Norman and Jamie Norman of Newport News, Jennifer Salaam of Gloucester, Ricky Dabney & Tony Dabney of Gloucester, Bernice “Nicey”’ Lyons of Abilene, TX, Louise Norman & Maurice Norman of Grafton, Shanita Cook of Newport News, Jackie Norman of Blacksburg, VA, Harry “T.J.” Norman of New Jersey; 23 Great-Grand Children, Shantel Marshall, Carla Marshall and Wayne Marshall all of Staunton, VA, Dwayne Paige of Newport News, Krista Norman of Chesterfield, VA, Kayla Norman of Newport News, Charles Murrell of Gloucester, Keana McMillan and Mike’a McMillan of Richmond, Letitia “Tia” Lockley of Newport News, Kashean Lockley of Gloucester, Fatinah Harvey, Kashus Lyons, Asia Lyons and Juan Lyons, all of Abilene, TX , Na’Dayesiah Norman of Grafton, Jaden Allen & Aiyanah Norman both of Newport News, Keandre Dabney, Aubrey Dabney, Devon Dabney, Jordan Dabney and Amber Dabney all of Gloucester; 3 Granddaughter-in-laws, Vanessa Marshall of Staunton, VA, Doris Norman and Robyn “Kim” Norman of Newport News; 3 Grandson-in-laws, Dwane Salaam of Gloucester, Jack Lyons of Abilene, TX and Verron Cook of Newport News; 3 sisters, Mabel Burrell, Florene White and Dorothy Cooke all of Gloucester; 2 nephews, Robert Norman, Jr. of Hayes and Maurice Barnett of Tennessee; 1 Aunt-in-law, Faith Norman of Toano; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Morning Glory Baptist Church, 8956 Morning Glory Rd., Gloucester VA, 23061.

James Austin Carter, 63 passed away on September 23, 2017.
James Austin Carter "Jimmy" was born October 3, 1953 to the late James Carter and Sarah L. Wortham. He entered into eternal rest on Saturday September 23, 2017. James was a long time resident of the Newport News area, and a graduate of Denbigh High School. He was employed for over 20 years at the Fort Eustis Commissary.
Loved by many, he leaves to cherish his memories: daughter Alicia Leonard and grandson Michael, brothers Terry Carter, Theodore Wortham, Jr, Dickie Wortham and William "Billy" Wortham, sister Michelle Plummer, nieces, nephews and a host of extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Carter Funeral Home in Newport News, VA at 12pm on Saturday September 30, 2017.
Thomas Calvin Chestnutt August 27, 1946 - August 26, 2017
Thomas "Tom" Chestnutt passed away on August 26, 2017, surrounded by family. Tom was a graduate of Mathews High School, class of 1965, and a graduate of Virginia Tech, class of 1969. The proprietor of Chestnutt Bay Furnishings and The Farmhouse, Tom spent 40 years as a purveyor of fine furnishings. The giant yellow chair in front of the Farmhouse grew to be a fixture in the Toano community. Previously, he was employed by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and served as merchandise manager for Williamsburg Merchants, including the College Shop, The Christmas Shop, and Madison's. He was an active member of Faith Fellowship Church, Williamsburg, and previously served as a deacon at Greensprings Chapel. He was an avid reader of history and religious texts and a lifelong fan of the Washington Redskins.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 50 years, Carol Chestnutt; his three children, Chris Chestnutt, Viki East (Lann), and Cheryl Bowie; seven grandchildren, Madison Bowie, Dylan Chestnutt, Adam Chestnutt, Peyton Bowie, Tyson East, Jackson East, and Brooklyn East; and two brothers, David Chestnutt and Bob Chestnutt. He was predeceased in life by two other brothers, Fred and Jim Chestnutt.
Tom was known for his kind, generous, and gentle demeanor. He was a loving husband and father and also completed missionary work in Brazil and Israel. He served his community as a member of The Gideons, in the jail ministry, and in the "Vibrant Life" homeless ministries. In addition to serving his community, he served his country by volunteering for both the U.S. Army and U.S. Coast Guard Reserves. It can truly be said that he gave of himself to others.
A memorial service in his honor will be held at 5:30 PM on Wed. August 30, 2017 at Faith Fellowship Church, 112 Schoolhouse Lane, Williamsburg VA 23188.

Mildred Hargrove, 97, passed away on August 22, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday August 28, 2017 at Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richneck RD., Newport News VA 23608. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM, with an interment immediately thereafter at Peninsula Memorial Park. Please check this space for further information.
William Edward Smith, November 7, 1933 - August 18, 2017
A visitation for William E. "Bill" Smith, AKA "Smitty" will be held from 7-8 PM on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News VA 23608. Funeral services will be held on Saturday August 26, 2017 at Antioch Baptist Church 110 Antioch Rd., Susan VA 23163, at 11:00 AM, with an interment immediately thereafter.
Lizzie J. Willis November 10, 1955 - August 10, 2017
A visitation will be held from 7-8 PM on Friday August 18, 2017 at Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News VA 23608. Funeral services for Lizzie J. Willis will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Colossian Baptist Church, 856 Old Fort Eustis Blvd., Newport News VA 23608. An interment will be held immediately thereafter at Greenlawn Cemetery, 2700 Parish Ave., Newport News VA 23607
Delois Reid Cann, October 20, 1939 - August 12, 2017

Delois Reid Cann was born October 20, 1939 in Halifax County, North Carolina. She was educated in Newport News, Virginia school system and graduated from Huntington High School. Delois met and later married Dennis Cann.

Our BELOVED Delois Cann passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at home surrounded by family.

Delois was faithful in her walk with the LORD. She was a GOD-fearing and devoted wife and mother who walked totally by faith and not by sight. She was a humble sweet spirit, who always made you feel that you were her favorite. She had a very strong work ethic and would say ‘work smart not hard - not only do your job well, but learn the next person’s job so prayerfully you would be hard to replace’.

Living the majority of her adult life in Newport News, she truly enjoyed gardening roses and gardenia flowers, and vegetables. She loved drawing and coloring with her grandchildren and taught them how to cook. She played card and board games and outdoor activities. She was well known, loved and cherished by her family and many in her community (lovingly called “The Candy Lady”). She was a great caregiver and loved by all the children she took care of including many of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Delois retired from Newport News Public School System where she loved her work as cook in the cafeteria, where she was well known for her cooking skills, especially her homemade rolls and sweet potato biscuit. She also worked many years at the Coast Guard Base in Yorktown, Virginia.
Delois was preceded in death by her parents Delois and Isaac Reid and brother Christopher Reid. Left to cherish her memory and celebrate her legacy is her husband, Dennis S. Cann, her children: Cathy Coleman (Kelvin), Kevin Reid, Karl Lyles (Angela), Christopher Lyles (Fonda), and Denise Cann; 19 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends.

At the end of her life she allowed her granddaughter (Kara) to do a short video. In that video she was asked what was her greatest joy and her response was her BABIES! We know you didn’t want to leave and we didn’t want you to, but we shall always cherish our memories together. SOAR SWEET ANGEL!!!

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday August 19, 2017 at 3:30 PM at Shepherdsville Baptist Church, 8729 Fary's Mill Rd., Gloucester VA 23061. An interment will follow at the Shepherdsville Cemetery immediately thereafter.

Neville Alston "Al" Creary, September 1, 1935-August 6, 2017
Neville Alston "Al" Creary passed away on August 6, 2017 at Riverside Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Al emigrated to the United States and became a U.S. Citizen and pursued a lifelong career in carpentry. Al was an avid cyclist, competing in bicycle races well into his 70's. He had a sunny pleasant disposition, a quick smile, and was always a pleasure to have around. He was a friend to many and will be missed by all. He leaves to cherish his memory many friends, but particularly his partner Faye E. Edlow will miss him dearly. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday August 11, 2017 at Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News VA 23608. An interment will follow immediately thereafter at Hampton Memorial Gardens.

In Loving Memory of Dennis Kelley
Our beloved Dennis Kelley was one of twelve children born to Wilson Kelley and Thelma Jones of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Dennis married Harolette Johnson in 1978. Married 39 years, they raised two beautiful children. Dennis was a devoted husband, father, and recently, a proud grandfather.
Born with the "gift of gab", Dennis never met a stranger. He never held back any punches and was always quick to tell a joke to make people laugh. He was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, he had a heart of gold and a beautiful smile.
Dennis loved driving and rebuilding old classic cars and faithfully supporting the Washington Redskins football team. His mastery of the "poker face" allowed him to take pleasure in winning money during a friendly game of poker with family and friends. He was also an avid bowler, participating for many years with his Fort Eustis league.
Dennis retired from the United States Army after serving over 20 years, where he received numerous awards and recognitions, including serving in the Gulf War. After retirement from the military, he worked as a skilled truck driver, traveling up and down the east coast. There were few vehicles he did not master.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Harolette, daughter, Janelle (Camille), son, Brandon (L’Oréal) and grandson, Jaxon. Sisters, Lois Jackson, Judy Manns (Harvey), Jenny Hales (Rolin), and Carol Neal (David). Brothers, James Kelley (Roxanne), William Kelley (Pam), Raymond Kelley (Deborah), and Jackie Kelley (Pat). Sisters in law, Deborah Primous (Khalid), Connie Harrod, Wendy Johnson, brother in law, Harvey Bakari (Marie), and a host of nieces and nephews, and special family friend, Ethel Durden. Dennis Kelley was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson Kelley and Thelma Jones, his brother Benny Warren Kelley, sisters Doris Rankins, and Ann Miller.
Special thanks to all of his military comrades and brothers in arms whom he considered family, they were very special to him and supported him in so many ways. We thank you for your service.
Even during illness, Dennis’ spirit was resilient and strong, defying medical diagnosis. He gracefully left this world in peace to reside in his heavenly home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to your favorite charity.

Kevin Alexander Lewis, born on April 3, 1959 was called home on July 6, 2017. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Valerie Lewis, father Calvin Lewis, son Kevin Lewis II, daughters Megan Lewis and Angelica McKiver and a host of close family and friends. There will be a memorial service on Friday July 14th at Shiloh Baptist Church 105 Goosely Road, Yorktown, VA 23690, at 12:00pm.

Viola Retina Jones Nishid, August 6, 1957-July 3, 2017
Ms. Viola Retina Jones Nishid passed away on June 3, 2017 following a brief illness. She was born in Williamsburg in 1957 and remained in the area for most of her life, most recently residing in Newport News. Known affectionately as "Tina" she is survived by four brothers and one sister, and a dear companion, Willie Williames. She was a member of First Baptist Church Morrison where she assisted with the Food Bank Ministry. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in August on her birthday. Memorial donations in her honor may be made to First Baptist Church Morrison, 12720 Patrick Henry Drive, Newport News VA 23608.
Helen Virginia Green, June 25,1918 - May 26, 2017
Helen Virginia Green, 98, passed away on May 26, 2017, surrounded by family. Services will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Rising Sun Baptist Church, Lackey, VA. A viewing will be held at 10:00 AM, and funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM. She is survived by her caretakers, Mrs. Almeda Swinton (Pete) and Mr. Kilroy Fitzgerald, formerly of Newport News Shipyard.
Henry Burns, December 6, 1941- May 14, 2017
Mr. Henry Burns passed away peacefully at his residence on May 14, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. A service will be conducted at Shady Grove Cemetery, a later date, at his family home of Selma, Alabama.
Zora Francis Webb, February 17, 1928 - May 10, 2017
Zora Francis (Pearl) Webb passed away on May 10, 2017 after a prolonged illness. Her early life began in Stevensonville, Tennessee as the oldest daughter of Frank and Anna Belle Amis. In 1951, she moved from Tennessee to Fort Worth where she married and raised her four children. Her ex-husband’s employment with IBM resulted in the family moving from Texas in 1974 to Bowie, Maryland, back to Texas and eventually to Burke, Virginia. By 1985 she had settled in Falls Church, Virginia and worked as a sales associate for Lord and Taylor. In 1992, upon her retirement from Lord and Taylor, she made the decision to relocate to Gloucester, Virginia
Her time in Gloucester was spent working for the Agency on Aging with the “Meals on Wheels Program”, as a volunteer with the Gloucester Public Library and Army Community Service at Fort Eustis. More importantly, her spiritual needs were met as a loyal member of First Baptist Church of Ordinary. This important relationship has sustained her up until the end of her days. Her commitment to God was expressed in her own words prior to her death: “ Never assume that what accomplishments you have enjoyed were done by you alone, God enabled you to do so. Praise his Holy Name.”
Left to mourn her passing are:
Children - Linda Webb McClellan, Bobby Joe Webb Jr., Paulette Elaine Webb, Alen Dwayne Webb. Linda (spouse Sylvester’s) children - Erin Dale Byrd, Corinne (spouse Duron) Bell and Allison McClellan. Grandchildren - Hausson and Jai Byrd.
Bobby’s son - Dwayne Webb.
Paulette’s children – Ashley (spouse Mike) Lamothe, Steven Webb (father Stanley Ellison). Grandchildren - Tatiana and Aubree Lamothe.
Alen (spouse Diedre’s) children - Lynsey, Brice, Kirstie, Cameron, Andrew and Hazel Webb
Siblings - Betty Lou McClain and Hennah Amis.
A multitude of much loved nieces and great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews, cousins and friends.
In answer to her prayer to be one with God, Zora Francis Webb’s funeral service will be held 18 May 2017, 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Ordinary, 4213 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, Virginia 23072. Interment will be in Pinecrest Cemetery in Columbia, Tennessee.

Ruby Bostic, February 7, 1942 - May 7, 2017
A private family viewing for Mrs. Ruby Bostic was held at Carter Funeral Home on May 8, 2017.

Nidia Diaz-Hernandez, July 12, 1951- May 7, 2017
Services for Nidia Diaz Hernandez will be held on Friday May 12, 2017 at 9:30 at the Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News VA 23608. An interment will be held immediately thereafter at Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King Henry Way, Williamsburg VA 23185.
March 6, 1944 - May 1, 2017

Visitation will be held from 6-9 pm on Tuesday May 9, 2017, at Carter Funeral Home, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News, VA 23608.
Homegoing services will be held at 11:00 am on Wed., May 10 2017, at First Baptist Church, Denbigh 3628 Campbell Rd. Newport News VA 23602.
Interment and repast will be held immediately thereafter at Shepherdsville Baptist Church, 8729 Fary’s Mill Rd. Gloucester VA, 23061.
More information to appear via Daily Press and this website soon.

John Jordan obit photo
August 30, 1922 - April 30, 2017

John Marshall Jordan, 94, of Newport News was reunited in death with his wife of 70 years, Pierrette Jordan, on April 30. John was born in Lynchburg in 1922, one of 12 children born to Wilson and Libby Jordan. He answered the call to serve his country and enlisted in the Army in 1942. While serving in Marseille, France, John met Pierrette and the two married in 1945. John and Pierrette moved to New York, where John retired from National Grid in 1985. Those who remain to honor his memory include son Benny Jordan and fiance Jeanine Hamilton, daughter Rena Jordan and husband Max Valcourt, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and John’s siblings Geraldine, Ruby, and Billy.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 6 at World Outreach Worship Center, 1233 Shields Road, Newport News. A Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. The funeral services will begin at 11 a.m.

THOMAS DENTON DOGGETT December 29, 1936 - May 1, 2017
In the quiet of the morning, Monday, May 1, 2017, Thomas Denton Doggett, surrendered his life here on earth and transitioned to his "Heavenly Home". He is survived by his devoted wife, Deborah Doggett. Homegoing Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday May 6th at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 171 Semple Farm Road, Hampton, Va. 23666. An interment will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
LELAN KAY CARPENTER April 27, 1968- April 18, 2017
A Memorial service for Lelan Kay Carpenter, daughter of Mrs. Mary Boyd, and beloved member of the Boyd family, shall be held at 11:00 AM on Monday May 1, 2017 at Carter Funeral Home, 251 Richneck Rd., Newport News VA 23608. An interment shall follow immediately thereafter at Rosewell Memorial Gardens, Providence Rd., Gloucester Point VA, 23061.

HECTOR RIVERA MARCH 6, 1939 - APRIL 20, 2017


Synthia Ann Gordon, August 19, 1952 – January 21, 2017

Cynthia Denise Green-Bryson, January 9, 2017

Sgt. James L. Holt, November 26, 2016

HECTOR RIVERA MARCH 6, 1939 - APRIL 20, 2017