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12917 Jefferson Avenue Suite D
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 872-8889
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Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory

12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200
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Carter Funeral Home Denbigh Chapel

251 Richneck Road
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-9063
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Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel

1601 27Th St
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 380-0251
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Cooke Brothers Funeral Chapel

1601 27Th St
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 380-0251
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Cremation Society of Virginia

739 Thimble Shoals Boulevard Suite 503
Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 643-8945
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Dawkins Andrew E Funeral Director

1601 27th Street
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 380-0251
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Gilmore's Funeral Home

3314 Roanoke Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 245-4391
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Greenlawn Memorial Park

2700 Parish Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 247-5181
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O. H. Smith & Son Funeral Home

3009 Chestnut Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 380-8871
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Peninsula Funeral Home

11144 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 595-4424
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Pleasant Shade Cemetery

2700 Parish Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 247-5181
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W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home

210 Harpersville Road
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 596-6911
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Weymouth Funeral Home

12746 Nettles Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 930-2222
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Newport News VA Obituaries and Death Notices

June 9, 2017 - WJHnews

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Va. on April 23, 1927, she had lived in Pierce County for many years. She was a 1943 graduate of Poquoson High School in Poquoson, Va., and was a former manager at the PX at Fort Eustis Army Base in Newport News, Va. She was a member of Providence Methodist Church in Amory, Va.She was the daughter of the late Addison and Jewel Doris Thomas Moore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert John Sealey Sr., and her daughter, Dianne Keener.Surviving are three grandchildren, Carl (Ute) Massey, of Brunswick, Frederick (Susie) Massey, of Blackshear, and Samuel Head, of Atkinson; six great-grandchildren, Amber Nicole Massey, Brandon Purdom, Bryan Purdom, Abbie Head, Ashley (Michael) Barry, and Joe (Destiny) Prince; two great-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Prince and Evelyn Barry; her son-in-law, Roger Keener, of Blackshear; a special friend, David E. Long, of Blackshear; and several other relatives and friends.A graveside service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Providence Methodist Church Cemetery in Grafton, Va.There will be no visitation.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.comPearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear, is in charge of the arrangements.

Stephen Graham Boggs, 71, girls' softball and basketball coach - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Monday, February 20, 2017

Death was unexpected.Stephen was born August 30, 1945, in Iredell County, a son of Claudine Canup Boggs of Kannapolis and the late Edgar G. Boggs Jr. Stephen was employed at the Newport News Shipbuilding, where he was an electrical engineer until his retirement.Stephen was a 1963 graduate of A.L. Brown High School and a 1969 graduate of North Carolina State University, where he received his Bachelor‘s Degree in Engineering. He was a member of the Wolf Pack Club. While at A.L. Brown, he was a member of the A.L. Brown Marching Band.Stephen enjoyed sports and was a coach of girls’ softball and basketball teams.He was an active member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Yorktown, where he was head usher, helped with the Easter Egg Project and went on many mission trips. He was a member of the God and Grit’s Club, the Mariner’s Museum and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.Stephen was a former member of Jackson Park United Methodist Church, where he was a member of Troop 100 Boy Scouts and had received the Order of the Arrow. His family was instrumental in starting the Boy Scout troop at the church.Those family members left to cherish his memory in addition to his mother include his brother, Jeff Boggs, and his wife, Sharon, of Kannapolis; nephew, Brian Boggs; aunts, Joyce Noble, and her husband, Walter, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Sue Starnes, and her husband, Duane, of Raleigh; and numerous cousins.

Wilton Thomas Dunn Jr., 76, managed Tacoma Hunting and Fishing Club - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Monday, January 09, 2017

Wilton Thomas Dunn Jr., 76, of West Point, Va., passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family after a long, courageous battle with cancer.Wilton was born Feb. 21, 1940, in Newport News to the late Wilton and Thelma Marshall Dunn. He was a graduate of West Point High School.He is survived by his wife, Mary Brooks Dunn; daughters, Karen Dunn, and her wife, Donna, of Elgin, Ill., and Terry Modr, and her husband, Keith, of West Point, Va.; stepson, Wade Cutrell of King and Queen, Va.; sister, Anna Dixon of West Point, Va.; and a number of other loving relatives and close friends.More than anything, Wilton enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Fishing, hunting and being outdoors were among his hobbies. He also enjoyed gadgets and building or doing things with the plans only in his head. While at home, he could be found watching the western channel, playing games or singing with his wife. He was employed by Chesapeake Corporation for many years before leaving to be involved with several general contracting companies. He also managed Tacoma Hunting and Fishing Club during his working career and through retirement.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Vincent Funeral Home, 417 11th St., West Point. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturda...

Walk of Fame honorees announced - Hendersonville Lightning

Monday, December 26, 2016

He’d help chop firewood, plow gardens in the spring. You name it, Dr. Brown was there.”Francis Marion Coiner (lived in Hendersonville from 1951 until his death in 2004)A native of Newport News, Va., Coiner traveled by train in 1951 from Raleigh to Hendersonville, a town he had never seen. He quickly “felt at home with the apple farmers and packers,” his daughter, Kimberly Coiner Hempen, wrote. For legal work he sometimes accepted fresh apples, collard greens and sweet corn. He became known as a trustworthy attorney and served for 30 years as Hendersonville’s city attorney.Kermit Edney (1925-2000)A descendant of the earliest settlers of Henderson County, Edney began work at WHKP in the late 1940s after graduating from UNC at Chapel Hill. Greeting Hendersonville as the “Old Good Morning Man” for more than 50 years, he was also a leader of the N.C. Apple Festival, the revitalization of downtown Hendersonville and the naming and development of Four Seasons Boulevard as a major commercial artery. An avid weather watcher, he kept the weather stats at the WHKP for more than 50 years and wrote “The Weather Book,” a useful guide to weather over the years.Raymond Robert Freeman Sr. (1912-2002)Known as Mr. Republican, Mr. News and Mr. Politics, Bob Freeman Sr. presided over the daily deliberations on the issues of the world from his newsstand on Church Street. A newsstand, tobacco shop and barbecue joint, Freeman’s carried newspapers from across the country before the Internet. A behind-the-scenes political kingmaker, Freeman was a key figure in the rise of the local Republican Party. He chaired the GOP from 1958 to 1962, advised political leaders and presided at a smoke-filled backroom where deals were made. “They were never reserved but you could be sure at least one (and likely all the seats) would be occupied by local attorneys of the town,” Kermit Edney wrote in “Where Fitz Left Off.” “It was said that more cases were decided at Freeman’s Newsstand than in the courthouse.”Don Godehn (died in 2002 at age 83)Known as Mr. YMCA, Godehn moved to Hendersonville in 1946 and spent 56 years in volunteerism in his adopted hometown and his church. A native of Moline, Ill., Godehn came to the area as a manufacturing executive. He and his wife, Sally, who also was inducted into the Walk of Fame, helped found the YMCA, bringing in UNC football legend Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice to promote the effort. He was among a core of leaders who founded Pardee Hospital Foundation and was also active in the United Way, Hendersonville Rotary Club and First United Methodist Church, serving as a lay leader and in state and national posts.Sally Godehn (1919-2010)By the time her husband retired in 1985, Sally Godehn had been deeply involved in volunteerism for 30 years. When she saw injustice, she acted. In the early 1950s, when she became troubled by examples of what she viewed as small-town corruption, she worked for court reform. Recruiting church members, she formed a “court watch” to sit in on trials and let the court know “good citizens were watching.” Similarly, she observed elections fraud in the form of dead people voting and carloads of paid voters dropped off at the polls. Using her old Bell & Howell camera, she filmed polling places. “The shenanigans soon stopped,” her son, Dr. John Godehn, wrote. “Unknown to the operatives, the camera often had no film.” She later served on the Board of Elections and helped start the local League of Women Voters chapter and the Opportunity House. Along with her husband, she also was a founder of the Dispute Settlement Center.Clyde Shuford Jackson (1907-1995)The founder of Jackson Funeral Home, Clyde Shuford Jackson sang at more than 1,000 funerals in a lifetime of service that included 12 years as chair of the county Board of Commis...

Mary 'Polly' Vann Odom, 88, native of Suffolk - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Monday, November 14, 2016

WYDaily.com is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.Mary Vann Odom (Polly), 88, a native of Suffolk, died Nov. 12, 2016 at The Chesapeake in Newport News. She was the wife of the late Rev. Samuel S. Odom.Polly is survived by her daughters, Marguerite O. Haus, and her husband, Richard, and Mary Vann Odom; grandchildren, James S. Haus, Elizabeth O. Haus, Emily O. Haus, Samuel H. Brown and Hilary O. Brown; great-grandchild, Julia Leia Haus; and her sister, Anna Vann Milligan.A memorial service will be held at Christ the King Episcopal Church on Friday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow the service. Memorial contributions can be made to Christ the King, 4109 Big Bethel Rd., Tabb, VA 23693. Online condolences to Claytor Rollins Funeral Home.

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June 9, 2017 - WJHnews

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Va. on April 23, 1927, she had lived in Pierce County for many years. She was a 1943 graduate of Poquoson High School in Poquoson, Va., and was a former manager at the PX at Fort Eustis Army Base in Newport News, Va. She was a member of Providence Methodist Church in Amory, Va.She was the daughter of the late Addison and Jewel Doris Thomas Moore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert John Sealey Sr., and her daughter, Dianne Keener.Surviving are three grandchildren, Carl (Ute) Massey, of Brunswick, Frederick (Susie) Massey, of Blackshear, and Samuel Head, of Atkinson; six great-grandchildren, Amber Nicole Massey, Brandon Purdom, Bryan Purdom, Abbie Head, Ashley (Michael) Barry, and Joe (Destiny) Prince; two great-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Prince and Evelyn Barry; her son-in-law, Roger Keener, of Blackshear; a special friend, David E. Long, of Blackshear; and several other relatives and friends.A graveside service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Providence Methodist Church Cemetery in Grafton, Va.There will be no visitation.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.comPearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear, is in charge of the arrangements.

Stephen Graham Boggs, 71, girls' softball and basketball coach - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Monday, February 20, 2017

Death was unexpected.Stephen was born August 30, 1945, in Iredell County, a son of Claudine Canup Boggs of Kannapolis and the late Edgar G. Boggs Jr. Stephen was employed at the Newport News Shipbuilding, where he was an electrical engineer until his retirement.Stephen was a 1963 graduate of A.L. Brown High School and a 1969 graduate of North Carolina State University, where he received his Bachelor‘s Degree in Engineering. He was a member of the Wolf Pack Club. While at A.L. Brown, he was a member of the A.L. Brown Marching Band.Stephen enjoyed sports and was a coach of girls’ softball and basketball teams.He was an active member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Yorktown, where he was head usher, helped with the Easter Egg Project and went on many mission trips. He was a member of the God and Grit’s Club, the Mariner’s Museum and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.Stephen was a former member of Jackson Park United Methodist Church, where he was a member of Troop 100 Boy Scouts and had received the Order of the Arrow. His family was instrumental in starting the Boy Scout troop at the church.Those family members left to cherish his memory in addition to his mother include his brother, Jeff Boggs, and his wife, Sharon, of Kannapolis; nephew, Brian Boggs; aunts, Joyce Noble, and her husband, Walter, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Sue Starnes, and her husband, Duane, of Raleigh; and numerous cousins.

Wilton Thomas Dunn Jr., 76, managed Tacoma Hunting and Fishing Club - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Monday, January 09, 2017

Wilton Thomas Dunn Jr., 76, of West Point, Va., passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family after a long, courageous battle with cancer.Wilton was born Feb. 21, 1940, in Newport News to the late Wilton and Thelma Marshall Dunn. He was a graduate of West Point High School.He is survived by his wife, Mary Brooks Dunn; daughters, Karen Dunn, and her wife, Donna, of Elgin, Ill., and Terry Modr, and her husband, Keith, of West Point, Va.; stepson, Wade Cutrell of King and Queen, Va.; sister, Anna Dixon of West Point, Va.; and a number of other loving relatives and close friends.More than anything, Wilton enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Fishing, hunting and being outdoors were among his hobbies. He also enjoyed gadgets and building or doing things with the plans only in his head. While at home, he could be found watching the western channel, playing games or singing with his wife. He was employed by Chesapeake Corporation for many years before leaving to be involved with several general contracting companies. He also managed Tacoma Hunting and Fishing Club during his working career and through retirement.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Vincent Funeral Home, 417 11th St., West Point. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturda...

Walk of Fame honorees announced - Hendersonville Lightning

Monday, December 26, 2016

He’d help chop firewood, plow gardens in the spring. You name it, Dr. Brown was there.”Francis Marion Coiner (lived in Hendersonville from 1951 until his death in 2004)A native of Newport News, Va., Coiner traveled by train in 1951 from Raleigh to Hendersonville, a town he had never seen. He quickly “felt at home with the apple farmers and packers,” his daughter, Kimberly Coiner Hempen, wrote. For legal work he sometimes accepted fresh apples, collard greens and sweet corn. He became known as a trustworthy attorney and served for 30 years as Hendersonville’s city attorney.Kermit Edney (1925-2000)A descendant of the earliest settlers of Henderson County, Edney began work at WHKP in the late 1940s after graduating from UNC at Chapel Hill. Greeting Hendersonville as the “Old Good Morning Man” for more than 50 years, he was also a leader of the N.C. Apple Festival, the revitalization of downtown Hendersonville and the naming and development of Four Seasons Boulevard as a major commercial artery. An avid weather watcher, he kept the weather stats at the WHKP for more than 50 years and wrote “The Weather Book,” a useful guide to weather over the years.Raymond Robert Freeman Sr. (1912-2002)Known as Mr. Republican, Mr. News and Mr. Politics, Bob Freeman Sr. presided over the daily deliberations on the issues of the world from his newsstand on Church Street. A newsstand, tobacco shop and barbecue joint, Freeman’s carried newspapers from across the country before the Internet. A behind-the-scenes political kingmaker, Freeman was a key figure in the rise of the local Republican Party. He chaired the GOP from 1958 to 1962, advised political leaders and presided at a smoke-filled backroom where deals were made. “They were never reserved but you could be sure at least one (and likely all the seats) would be occupied by local attorneys of the town,” Kermit Edney wrote in “Where Fitz Left Off.” “It was said that more cases were decided at Freeman’s Newsstand than in the courthouse.”Don Godehn (died in 2002 at age 83)Known as Mr. YMCA, Godehn moved to Hendersonville in 1946 and spent 56 years in volunteerism in his adopted hometown and his church. A native of Moline, Ill., Godehn came to the area as a manufacturing executive. He and his wife, Sally, who also was inducted into the Walk of Fame, helped found the YMCA, bringing in UNC football legend Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice to promote the effort. He was among a core of leaders who founded Pardee Hospital Foundation and was also active in the United Way, Hendersonville Rotary Club and First United Methodist Church, serving as a lay leader and in state and national posts.Sally Godehn (1919-2010)By the time her husband retired in 1985, Sally Godehn had been deeply involved in volunteerism for 30 years. When she saw injustice, she acted. In the early 1950s, when she became troubled by examples of what she viewed as small-town corruption, she worked for court reform. Recruiting church members, she formed a “court watch” to sit in on trials and let the court know “good citizens were watching.” Similarly, she observed elections fraud in the form of dead people voting and carloads of paid voters dropped off at the polls. Using her old Bell & Howell camera, she filmed polling places. “The shenanigans soon stopped,” her son, Dr. John Godehn, wrote. “Unknown to the operatives, the camera often had no film.” She later served on the Board of Elections and helped start the local League of Women Voters chapter and the Opportunity House. Along with her husband, she also was a founder of the Dispute Settlement Center.Clyde Shuford Jackson (1907-1995)The founder of Jackson Funeral Home, Clyde Shuford Jackson sang at more than 1,000 funerals in a lifetime of service that included 12 years as chair of the county Board of Commis...

Mary 'Polly' Vann Odom, 88, native of Suffolk - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Monday, November 14, 2016

WYDaily.com is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.Mary Vann Odom (Polly), 88, a native of Suffolk, died Nov. 12, 2016 at The Chesapeake in Newport News. She was the wife of the late Rev. Samuel S. Odom.Polly is survived by her daughters, Marguerite O. Haus, and her husband, Richard, and Mary Vann Odom; grandchildren, James S. Haus, Elizabeth O. Haus, Emily O. Haus, Samuel H. Brown and Hilary O. Brown; great-grandchild, Julia Leia Haus; and her sister, Anna Vann Milligan.A memorial service will be held at Christ the King Episcopal Church on Friday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow the service. Memorial contributions can be made to Christ the King, 4109 Big Bethel Rd., Tabb, VA 23693. Online condolences to Claytor Rollins Funeral Home.