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Baker-Foster Funeral Home

The long tradition of service to families in Suffolk, Portsmouth, and the surrounding communities established by the Baker and Foster families continues at Baker-Foster Funeral Home. The services we provide are as varied as the families we serve.

We listen to your needs and then make suggestions and give guidance to best suit your needs, customs, and faith. Our experience and spacious facilities allow us to accommodate your wishes.

Whether you are arranging a tribute to a loved one who has just passed or are pre-planning future needs, our compassionate and experienced staff is here to help ease the burden.

Please browse our website to help you learn more about us, our facilities, and our tradition of service. Please do not hesitate to call and further discuss your needs or to visit our funeral home.

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Alease H. Bailey Oct 08, 2011 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Ebenezer United Methodist Church,
Anna E. Craddock Jun 22, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM St. Therese Catholic Church,
Anne R Sawyer Feb 06, 2012 from 02:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Barry Gray Mar 08, 2013 02:00 PM
Benjamin Elliott Daniels Oct 11, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Benjamin Parran, III Oct 22, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Church of the Resurrection,
Bryan L. Gordon Oct 22, 2011 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Capt. William O. Pischnotte Sep 18, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Carmella J. Donadio Mar 08, 2011 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Baker-Foster Funeral Home,
Carol "Sue" Von Rump from Feb 14, 2011 11:00 AM to Feb 14, 2012 12:00 PM St. Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church,
Carolyn Roberts Aug 04, 2013 03:00 PM
Catherine N. Rhine Jul 01, 2012 12:00 AM
Daniel F. Horne, Jr. Mar 23, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM St. Thereses Catholic Church,
David O. Bishop Oct 08, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Delia J. Whitley Mar 04, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Holy Angel Catholic Church,
Doris A. Quattlebaum Mar 21, 2011 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM St. Andrews United Methodist Church,
Doris S. Leigh May 27, 2012 02:00 PM Olive Branch Cemetery,
Dr. Alexander P. McBride Oct 13, 2012 11:00 AM
Dr. Samuel V. Russo, Sr. Mar 01, 2012 from 02:30 PM to 03:25 PM Church of the Resurrection,
Elizabeth M. "Izzy" Aird Mar 05, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Erin R. Butler Jul 29, 2011 12:00 PM Private,
Ester Helliksen Feb 11, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
George R. Whitley Dec 22, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
H.M. Myers May 18, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM Churchland Baptist Church,
Herbert T. "Tom" Aydlette Apr 02, 2013 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Hills D. Brock, Jr. Jul 18, 2011 from 02:00 PM to 02:30 PM Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens,
Ingeborg O. Brown Feb 14, 2013 from 01:00 PM to 01:30 PM St. Andrews Lutheran Church,
Irma L. Bland May 07, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM Centenary United Methodist Church,
J. Hunter Brantley, Jr. Feb 27, 2012 from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM Centenary United Methodist Church,
James D. Gough, Jr. Feb 12, 2012 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Baker-Foster Funeral Home,
James Gilliam Hunt, Sr. Jan 07, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens,
Jennie D. Smithwick May 04, 2012 01:00 PM
John F. "Scotty" McDonough Jan 07, 2013 from 01:00 PM to 01:45 PM Church of the Resurrection,
John R. Laxton Jun 12, 2012 from 02:00 PM to 02:30 PM Baker-Foster Funeral Home,
Judith C. Casteen Sep 12, 2013 11:00 AM
Karl Wesley Askew Jul 08, 2013 04:05 PM Baker-Foster Funeral Home,
Lilian Morck Collier Aug 31, 2012 01:00 PM
Louis A. Marrone Oct 14, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Louis Ervan Outlaw Dec 06, 2013 02:00 PM
Mr. Lynn M. Wahlgren Nov 10, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM Virginia Korean United Methodist Church,
Marie S. French Dec 30, 2011 from 02:15 PM to 02:45 PM
Mary D. Campbell Jul 26, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM St. Paul's Catholic Church,
Merle B. Yow Feb 01, 2013 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Deep River Friends Meeting,
Myong Ok Bowden Jun 19, 2012 08:00 AM United States,
Nancy W. Young Oct 02, 2011 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Percy F. Russell, Jr. Oct 21, 2011 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Renate A. Reagan Jan 07, 2012 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Richard Francis Clark Jan 11, 2013 11:00 AM St. Paul’s Catholic Church,
Richard L. Helliksen Sep 19, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Baker-Foster Funeral Home,
Robert H. Rogers Jun 23, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM St. John's Episcopal Church,
Susan E. Hassell Jan 07, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens,
Theresa M. Moore Mar 09, 2012 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM St. Paul's Catholic Church,
Thomas I Grimes, Sr. May 16, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Baker-Foster Funeral Home,
Thomas Joseph Lucente Jan 15, 2014 11:00 AM
Treva W. Mathis Dodd Apr 30, 2013 12:00 AM
Virgil E. "Buzz" Sawyer Jan 14, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Greenlawn Memorial Gardens,
Virginia L. Keyes Mar 07, 2011 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Virginia N. Harlow Aug 18, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Glebe Episcopal Church,
Wendy Alston Ormsby Mar 30, 2012 06:30 PM
William H. Batts Jul 22, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
William H. Staneski Feb 13, 2013 03:00 PM
William T. "Bill" Clare, Sr. Oct 25, 2012 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Baker-Foster Funeral Home,
Willie M. Elias Mar 18, 2011 12:00 PM

Location

Baker- Foster Funeral Home
5685 Lee Farm Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435

 

FROM VIRGINIA BEACH

  • Take I-64West to Bowers Hill, then I-664North towards Monitor-Merrimac.
  • Take exit 9A “Route 17 North, James River Bridge”.
  • Continue North on Route 17 past Fire Station and Walgreens; after crossing over a bridge turn LEFT at light “Lee Farm Lane” (BB&T Bank on corner).
  • Funeral home is 2/10th of a mile on right.

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  • Take Midtown Tunnel to High Street and turn RIGHT onto High St.
  • Continue through Churchland on Route 17 North about nine miles past Walgreens.
  • After crossing over a bridge turn LEFT at light “Lee Farm Lane” (BB&T Bank on corner).
  • Funeral home is 2/10th of a mile on right.

FROM DOWNTOWN SUFFOLK

  • From North Main Street take East Constance Road, Route 460/US 58 Bus. East (past Hilton Garden Inn).
  • Drive approx. six blocks and turn LEFT at Wilroy Road (traffic light).
  • Continue on Wilroy Road crossing under the highway, past industrial park to end of Wilroy at Nansemond Pkwy., Route 337; turn LEFT.
  • Continue past Nansemond River High School and turn LEFT at second road past school, Bennett’s Pasture Road.
  • Continue on Bennett’s Pasture Road crossing Kings Hwy. (Route 125); go past John Yeates Middle School on left.
  • Approx. one mile past school, turn RIGHT onto Lee Farm Lane (at gas station).
  • Baker-Foster Funeral Home is on left just past the curve.

Cemeteries

Baker - Foster Funeral Home and Crematory has experience working with the all area cemeteries, some in northern North Carolina, the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans' Cemetery, and Memorials Virginia Veterans' Cemetery.

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Pet Cremations

Nansemond Pet Cremation Services (NPCS) was created in 2007, by the R.W. Baker family to meet the needs of grieving pet owners. Located inside their North Suffolk location, Baker-Foster Funeral Home, and with a crematory separate from the funeral home's crematory, NPCS offers a dedicated and experienced staff to assist you with preparing your beloved pet for a final goodbye. We specialize in exceptional service while taking care of the extended member of your family. We are the respectful and caring choice. Click on the bold NPCS above to go to that web site.

Hamner Braxton Garrett

Date of Service Apr 16, 2012, 10:00 AM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Director Bart T. Foster
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Hamner Braxton “Butch” Garrett, 94, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 12, 2012.  He was the last surviving of 12 children born to the late Norman E. and Pearl Ferguson Garrett.  He was also predeceased in 2008 by his loving wife of 63 years, Vivian D. Garrett.

Butch and Vivian met during World War II in England, where he was serving with the U.S. Army’s Sixth Armored Division and Vivian was serving as an Army nurse in England and France. They were married in a hospital chapel in Paris.  After the war they eventually settled in Churchland, where they raised their children, and later moved to their home on the Nansemond River in the early 1970s.

Mr. Garrett, a native of Hopewell, Va., retired in 1973 from the U.S. Postal Service as a supervisor after 33 years of service.  Besides his service in World War II he continued in the Army Reserve and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1970.  He was a member of Churchland Baptist Church.

Survivors include his five children, Debra Williams of Richmond, Gil Garrett and his wife Cynthia of High Point, N.C., Susan Johnston of Hillsborough, N.C., Denis Garrett and his wife Janine of Suffolk, and Kenny Garrett and his wife Beth of Suffolk; 14 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his sons-in-law, Earl Williams and Leonard Johnston.

Friends may join the family Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel.  A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 16, at the funeral home by Rev. Larry Coleman.  Entombment, with military honors, will follow in Meadowbrook Mausoleum, Suffolk.  Following the entombment, the family will receive friends at a reception at Churchland Baptist Church, 3031 Churchland Blvd., Chesapeake.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army of Suffolk, 400 Bank St., Suffolk, VA 23434.

The family wishes to express thanks to his caregiver, Wanda Baker.

Hideko N. "Hedy" LaFontaine

Date of Service Apr 20, 2012, 11:00 AM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Director Brian P. Foster
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PORTSMOUTH - Hideko N. LaFontaine, 84, entered into her Heavenly Home on April 17th, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. A native of Saga City, Japan, she was the devoted daughter of Kaichi and Hama Nagafuchi. She was predeceased by her husband Harry LaFontaine, sons-in-law Wayne Crawford and Danny Spears and grandson Steven Crawford. Hedy, as she was known, was a kind, loving and devoted person. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a zest for life. She enjoyed entertaining, cooking and showering her family and friends with gifts.  She had a deep love for America and her long time desire to become a United   States citizen came to fruition on December 7th 1996.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory daughters Christine Crawford of Chesapeake, Debra Spears, Linda Brown and husband Sal of Portsmouth, Brian LaFontaine of Portsmouth, Ray LaFontaine and wife Marianne of Fernandina Beach FL and Jason LaFontaine and wife Julie of Chesapeake, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to daughter Debra Spears for the excellent care provided to our parents during their last years.

Family and friends are welcome to celebrate a Life well lived on Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Marc Rickabaugh at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, with burial to follow at Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, April 19th at Baker-Foster Funeral Home. A special thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Forrest and staff and Bon Secours Hospice for the excellent and compassionate care provided to our mother.

 

 

Robert F. Markland, Jr.

Date of Service Jun 19, 2012, 02:00 PM
Where Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Robert Frank Markland Jr.,88, passed away on June 13, 2012.

Mr. Markland was born in Norfolk, VA. A U.S. Marine Corps WWII Veteran, serving in the Pacific and Okinawa from 1943 to 1946.  He was a General Foreman of the Boiler Maker Shop 41, NNSY and retired after 31 years of service. After retirement he opened the Crittenden Frame Shop.   He was a past member of the Power Squadron and is believed to be the oldest surviving member of his local Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years Elizabeth Batts Markland; nephews, Russell, Bill and Robert Alberts and his dog and best friend Summer.

The funeral service with U.S. Marine Corps Honors will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m Monday, June 18 at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Mary E. Stoekl

Date of Service Jul 02, 2012, 11:00 AM
Where Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Mary Elizabeth Stoekl, 81, died Thursday June 28, 2012 in her home.

Mrs. Stoekl, a native of Portsmouth, VA. She was retired as a Librarian from the Russell Memorial Library in Chesapeake, VA.  She was a loving wife, a wonderful mother and a terrific grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, William J. Stoekl, Sr.; her daughter, Sandra S. Rosnato; three sons, William J. Stoekl, Jr., Stephen G. Stoekl, and John M. Stoekl; 3 grandchildren, Robert Seeds, Danielle Stoekl and Ryan Stoekl.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday July 2, 2012 in the Chapel at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk, VA by the Rev. Chris Hess.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, Suffolk, VA. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

S. Carter Hicks

Date of Service Oct 31, 2012, 02:00 PM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Director
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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S. Carter Hicks, aged 68, passed on October 26, 2012. He was born in Suffolk, VA to Carlton and Josephine Hicks. He was a retired sergeant from the Suffolk Police Dept. and Suffolk Sherriff’s Dept.

He is survived by his children Linda Hicks Lynch (Richie) of Suffolk, VA, Duane Hicks of Suffolk, VA, Missy Hicks Cornett (Cecil) of Carrollton, VA; grandchildren Meagan Cornett and Timothy Cornett of Carrollton, VA, Richie Lynch, Jr. and Carolann Lynch of Suffolk, VA, and Duane Carter Hicks, Jr. of Suffolk, VA; brothers Billy Hicks (Debbie) and Joe Hicks (Paula); sisters Sandra Rhoads (Gerald) and Jane Williams all of Suffolk, VA; a host of special nieces and nephews; as well as honorary grandchildren Ashley Molnar Evans of Durham, NC and Lindsay Molnar of Virginia Beach, VA.

He also had a special friend and companion Pat Johnson of Suffolk, VA, and special friends Vickie Jones and Glen Cardwell of Kentucky.

Carter was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Hicks, his parents, and his brothers Johnnie and Bobby Hicks.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 30, from 6-8 PM at Baker-Foster Funeral Home Bennett’s Creek Chapel.  The funeral will be held on Wednesday, October 31, at 2PM at Baker-Foster Funeral Home Bennett’s Creek Chapel with burial to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the National Law Enforcement Memorial, 901 E. Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20004.

Condolences may be registered at bakerfoster.com.

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Charles C."Chick" Silva

Date of Service Oct 30, 2012, 02:00 PM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Director Bart T. Foster
Director's Phone 757-397-2391
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CHESAPEAKE – Charles C. “Chick” Silva, 77, passed away on October 24, 2012.

Mr. Silva was born in Nantucket, Mass., the son of the late Albert L. Silva and Gladys Finlay Silva.  He served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years and was a naval aviator during the Vietnam era.  He worked in the tennis court contracting business and retired as owner and operator of Silva Associates.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jeanne Silva; a son, Kenneth L. Silva and wife Julie Anne, and granddaughter Journey Rose all of New Braunfels, Tex.;  two brothers, Walter J. Silva of Centerville, Mass., Albert L. Silva, Jr. of Nantucket, Mass.; and sister-in-law, Julianne Cherry and husband Brad of Portsmouth.  He was predeceased by children, Julianne, Dawn and Scott Silva.

A memorial service, with military honors, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, Suffolk, by Rev. Walter C. Hunting.  Following the service, the family will receive friends at the funeral home.  Burial will be private.  A second service will be held on Memorial Day 2013 at The Wharf Rat Club in Nantucket, Mass.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Portsmouth Humane Society, 4022 Seaboard Court, Portsmouth, Va. 23701; or Virginia Wounded Warriors, 300 Medical Dr., Hampton, Va. 23666.  Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Jerry D. Brock

Date of Service Nov 16, 2012, 10:00 AM
Where Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Jerry Dewitte Brock, 59, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012.  A native of Portsmouth, he was the son of the late Hills and Hope Brock and retired from the Newport News Shipbuilding as a machinist.

He is survived by his children Michael and Virginia; grandchildren,  Franklin and Tami; sisters Carol Jo Donker and Tricia Crumpler; wife Judy and many friends.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk, by the Rev. Allen Jeffers. Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek is handling the arrangements and condolences maybe registered at www.bakerfoster.com

 

Cheryl Ann Edwards

Date of Service Dec 21, 2012, 03:00 PM
Where Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-397-2391
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Cheryl Ann Edwards, 54, passed away Monday, December 18, 2012. A native of Franklin, VA  she was the daughter of the late Richard V. Edwards and Bettie E. Turner and attended East End Baptist Church, Suffolk.

She is survived by her sister Patricia D. Johnson and husband Coleman of Newport News; Aunt Mary Darden of Smithfield, VA , Uncle Frankie Edwards and wife Sandra and Aunt Gaynell Riddick and husband William both of Franklin, VA; nephew Thomas M. Harmon and great niece Victoria G. Harmon.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk, by the Bishop Marcus Brown. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donation to the Western Tidewater Community Service Board, 2368 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, VA  23434. Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA is handling the arrangements and condolences maybe registered at www.bakerfoster.com. A special thanks to the staff and management of AA&G for her care.

Diannah Wyzette Furman

Date of Service Jan 05, 2013, 02:00 PM
Where Jackson Memorial Baptist Church Chesapeake, VA
Director
Director's Phone 7574831316
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Diannah Wyzette Furman of Suffolk, VA went to her eternal reward in glory on Thursday, December 20, 2012. She was born in Albemarle, NC to the late Red Cochran and the late Zillian T. Ayers. She was a member of Jackson Memorial Baptist Church where she served in the various children’s ministries. She worked as a bus monitor for Portsmouth Public Schools and was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Emily Green Shores.

Diannah leaves her husband James Marvin Furman, her sister Pamela A. Kelly of Portsmouth, VA and three children to honor her legacy: David W. Phife, II of San Francisco, CA, Tammy L. Wilson (Mike) of Seattle, WA, and Zillian A. Fuller (Charles) of Chesapeake, VA.  In addition, she leaves two nieces and a nephew, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two great nephews and a great niece. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church in Chesapeake, conducted by Rev. Jackie Allen and Rev. Charles H. Fuller, Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity. Final arrangements have been entrusted to R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk, VA. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.

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Stanley C. Fincher

Date of Service Jan 12, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Director
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Stanley C. Fincher, age 72, of Suffolk, Virginia, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2013 at Churchland House in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Born in Norfolk, the eldest of two children of Shaw and Edna Fincher. He graduated from Princess Anne High School in June of 1959. He was in the Naval reserve and served his active duty on board the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk.

Because he joined the USS Kitty Hawk at its commissioning, he received an honorary plank owner’s certificate. The first cruise was from Philadelphia Naval Shipyard to San Diego, California. Their route took them around the horn of South America. He underwent the equator-crossing ceremony and was initiated into “the solemn mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep” and went from being a Pollywog to a Trusty Shellback. Later they had the ceremony for rounding the horn of South America in which King Neptune inducted him into the Brotherhood of Horned Shellbacks and granted him the privilege of spitting into the wind. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in April 1964.

He attended the Technical Institute of Old Dominion College (now Old Dominion University). After graduating in June 1965 he went to work at WTAR-TV (now WTKR-TV). After several years there he went to work at CBN in their then new and now current location in Virginia Beach as an engineer. In December of 1987 Tim Robinson presented him with the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence. He was one of the few engineers to receive this award. He also received several Employee of the Month awards. He retired from CBN to a leisurely lifestyle. Near the end of his life he was afflicted by Alzheimer’s Disease.

He is survived by his brother, Allen Fincher.

A memorial service with military honors will be held Saturday, January 12 , 2013 at 11 AM in Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435 by Rev. Phillip M. Privette, Sr. Interment will be at a later date at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

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Elizabeth Louise Batts Markland

Date of Service Feb 12, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Elizabeth Louise Batts Markland, 84, passed away peacefully, at her home, on February 7, 2013.

Mrs. Markland was born in Hampton, VA.  Mrs. Markland graduated from Madison College with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1950.  She taught English and Art in George Wythe, Jr. High and Nansemond Suffolk Academy.  She was employed at Langley Aeronautical Laboratory as an Illustrator and later taught Art in the Crittenden Frame Shop that was jointly owned by her and her husband.  She tutored numerous students throughout her lifetime.

She is predeceased by her husband of 57 years Robert F. Markland, Jr.  Survivors include nephews, Russell, Bill and Robert Alberts and her dog and best friend Summer.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk.  Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Francis Evans

Date of Service Mar 04, 2013, 01:00 PM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Director Suzann Stimpert
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Francis Evans, 73, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013 at Sentara Obici Hospital.  He is the son of the late Francis A. and Jean Evans.  Mr. Evans attended West Park Church of Christ in Portsmouth, VA.

Mr. Evans leaves to cherish his memory his wife Marilyn Evans; daughter Penny Petersen and husband Mike of Windsor, VA; son Michael Evans and wife Lena of Suffolk VA; two grandchildren Ardra and Jason Petersen; and two great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM by Rev. Keith Lewis at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435 with entombment following at Meadowbrook Mausoleum.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 5-7 PM.  Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfosterfuneralhome.com.

Catherine Jane " Janie" Kilpatrick Baker

Date of Service Mar 08, 2013 07:00 PM to
Mar 09, 2013 10:00 AM
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Catherine Janie Kilpatrick Baker, 76, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Mildred Robinson and Byron Kilpatrick. She retired from the Naval Hospital Medical Center, was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and Past President of the St. Paul’s Alumnae Association. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, sister, aunt, cousin, in-law and friend.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving and devoted husband of 42 years, George A. Baker; sisters, Mildred (Honey) Moore and husband Paul of Chesapeake, Shirley Shannon and husband James of Georgetown, TX, Mary Vincent Fussell of Chesapeake, Alice Blanche Bailey and husband Robert of Suffolk; brother, John (Butch) Kilpatrick of Rocky Mount; in-laws John Zibelin of San Antonio, TX, Joseph Adams of Fairfax and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her aunt Mary (Dee) Robinson; sisters Margaret Adams, Barbara (Bobbie) Zibelin, Anne Wakefield; brothers Al, Jimmy and Frank Kilpatrick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9th, in St. Paul’s Catholic Church, by the Rev. Leo Manalo with burial to follow in Portsmouth Catholic Cemetery. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk. In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Restoration Fund, 3501 Cedar Lane. Portsmouth, VA 23703. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.  A special thanks to her Doctor Ronald Atwood, Heartland Hospice and her caregiver Velma Addison.

Mary E. Grimes

Date of Service Mar 12, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Director Bart T. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother , Mary Ellen Grimes quietly left us on March 9, 2013 to go to her heavenly home. She was born on December 20, 1915, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was the youngest of four children and the only daughter of Eva and Harry Lyle.

Mary lived in Richmond 70 years before moving to Suffolk to live with her daughter. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Robert F. Grimes. Mary Ellen loved her family and her passion was her yard. She eagerly looked forward to each spring when it was time to plant her garden. The Dorcas Sunday School class at Branch’s Baptist Church was of great joy to her. The family wishes to acknowledge the caring staff at the Smithfield Riverside Convalescent for all of the loving care that was given to Mother over the last five years.

Leaving to cherish her memory her daughter Jane Grimes Schaubach and her husband, Dwight, and her son Robert F. Grimes, Jr.  both of Suffolk.  She is also survived by three grandsons,  Jamie Schaubach and his wife Marla of Suffolk, Andrew Schaubach and his wife Hollie of Norfolk and Stephen Schaubach of San Francisco, CA. She was the Great- grandmother to Shannon, Cullen, Evan, Brylie, Elle and Noah Schaubach and Addison Yarborough.

The funeral will be on Tuesday at 11:00 am at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA. There will be a graveside service in Richmond, VA. at  Maury Cemetery at 3:00pm in the afternoon.

Contributions may be made to Suffolk Meals on Wheels, Inc. PO Box 207, Suffolk, VA. 23439-0207

Edward A. "Tex" Murray

Date of Service Mar 13, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where Church of the Resurrection
Director Bart T. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Edward A. Tex Murray, 74, died peacefully at his home on Friday, March 8, 2013.

Mr. Murray was born in Camden, N.J., the son of the late Edward and Mary Devlin Murray.  He came to Portsmouth, Va. on a basketball scholarship at Frederick Military Academy, where he graduated in 1961.  He continued at Frederick College, where he met his future wife, Frances, and graduated in 1965.  He received a Master’s Degree in Education from Old Dominion University.  From 1966 thru 2000 he was a teacher, coach and athletic director at Windsor High School.  Coach Murray led his baseball teams to over 400 career wins, a trip to the state semi-finals and 17 consecutive appearances in the district finals.  The Windsor High School Baseball Field is named in his honor.  He was elected to the Virginia Softball Hall of Fame; played and coached in the P.I.T. for three decades; and was a devoted Philadelphia Phillies fan.  In his retirement, Tex enjoyed following his grandchildren’s activities, where he always cheered from the sidelines.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Frances W. Murray; three children, Sandy Burton and husband John of Portsmouth, Brian E. Murray and wife Mimi of Chesapeake, Susan M. Dixson and husband Will of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren, Michael Burton and Megan Burton both of Portsmouth, Amber Murray and Lexi Murray both of Chesapeake, Liam Dixson and Mary Devlin Dixson both of Charlotte, N.C.; members of his beloved extended  Devlin Family in New Jersey; and his devoted golden retriever, Hannah.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Charles.

The family will received friends Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, Suffolk.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Church of the Resurrection, 3501 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth, Va. 23703, with visitation one hour prior.  Following the Mass, entombment will be in Meadowbrook Mausoleum, Suffolk.  Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice or to the Windsor High School Athletic Fund for maintenance of the baseball field. Coach Murray said, “There’s never been a moment when baseball stopped being fun.”

Donald L. Bowers

Date of Service Mar 16, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where St. Paul's Catholic Church
Director Bart T. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Donald L. Bowers was called home on March 12, 2013 to reside at the side of our Lord.  Ever a shining example of Fatherhood, he possessed a quiet strength and abiding patience, his pure unselfishness and moral virtue made strong the bonds of his proudest legacy, his Family.  As countless friends and family can attest, his door was always open to anyone seeking entry.

He was born on April 9, 1928 in Oswego, New York to Stanley Orville Bowers and Lena Sisley Porter Bowers.  At the age of 18 he began employment with General Electric.  He was called into service with the United States Army in 1950 during the Korean War, serving as staff sergeant in the Signal Corp until 1952.  While stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland he met the love of his life, Lillian Thompson, and they were married on November 19, 1952.

They set out to raise a family in Syracuse, New York, Don resuming employment with GE while studying mechanical engineering at Syracuse University.  GE offered an opportunity to transfer to a milder climate, so he moved the family to Chesapeake, Virginia in 1966.  His career with GE spanned nearly four  decades, he retired from the company in 1983.

He enjoyed two significant milestones in 2012, celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary in November and being baptized into the Catholic faith in December.

He now rejoices with his parents, sister Joan Walrath, brother Robert Bowers, and grandson Michael Sancilio.  Cherishing his memory are his loving wife of sixty years, Lillian Bowers and his seven children, Dawn Bass and husband Tim, Deborah Parker, Denise Sancilio and husband Tony, Darlene Viola, Donald R. Bowers  and wife Teresa, David Bowers and wife Susan, and Doreen Tupper.   He will be remembered and adored by 15 grandchildren:  Grace Parker Bitgood  (Carleton),  Russell Parker,  Christopher Viola (Ashley), Matthew Viola (Erica), Anthony Sancilio, Christina Sancilio, Jessica Bowers, Donald R. Bowers II, Anna Bowers, Grace Bowers,  Lili Suykerbuyk, Heidi Suykerbuyk, Victoria Tupper , and Andrew Tupper, and by seven great grandchildren: Jacie Jones, Benjamin and Madeline Viola, Samuel and Ella Viola and Parker and Peyton Bitgood.

The family is extremely blessed to have had such a loving, devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather.

Visitation will be at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel in Suffolk on Friday, March 15 from 6 to 8 pm.  A funeral mass will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Saturday, March 16 at 11 am.  Burial following the mass will be at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Don’s memory be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America in honor of Michael J. Sancilio.

Doris Blowe Eller

Date of Service Mar 22, 2013, 01:00 PM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Doris Blowe Eller, 81, of Va. Beach, Va, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2013 surrounded by her family.

Doris was born in Elizabeth City, NC. She was the daughter of the late Herbert C. Blowe and Mary H. Blowe. She was raised in Cofield, NC. with her sister, Dollie B. Smith (deceased) and brother, Henry C. Blowe.

She worked as a telephone switchboard operator at various hotels and businesses including Holiday Inn in Chesapeake and Pembroke Towers in Norfolk. She also worked in the dispatch office at the City of Norfolk Police Department.

She enjoyed and got relaxation from saving bread scraps and going to the park and feeding the animals and ducks. She will be remembered and missed by her family as a caring mother and grandmother. She will be remembered by all as a woman that loved her red outfits and the woman that loved wearing her signature hats.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia H. Johnson (Bill), of Courtland, Va; son, Harry J. Eller Jr (Laurie), of Suffolk, Va; two grandsons: Richie Hines (Amanda); Chris Eller (Erika); three step grandsons: Mike Wilkerson (Nadine); Will Johnson (Valerie); Richard Johnson (Reagan); three great grand children: Mia, Kiera, and Corinna; seven step great grand children: Kenneth, Abby, Kyleigh, Natalie, Casey, Landen, and Haley; brother, Henry C. Blowe, of Erie, PA; her long time friend and companion of 30 years, Ronnie Bosman, of Virginia Beach; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 at Baker-Foster Funeral Home located at 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, Va. (757)483-1316.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013, at 1pm in the Baker-Foster Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Rita Kanten.  A graveside service to follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens located at 4569 Shoulders Hill Rd, Suffolk, Va.  Friends and family will gather at the Eller residence located at 6729 Ruritan Blvd, Suffolk, Va. after the service.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Sharon Smith Allen

Date of Service Apr 06, 2013, 01:00 PM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Director Brian Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Sharon Smith Allen went to be with God on Sunday March 31, 2013.

Sharon was born in Detroit, MI, the daughter of the late Ferris and Thelma Smith. Sharon was a retired Portsmouth Police Officer and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 20. She was also a member of the Retired Police and Firefighters Association, and the Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 50 years, Kenneth C. Allen of Portsmouth; a son, Christopher Scott Allen and wife Lisa of Bloomington, IN; a daughter, Kendra Allen Futch and husband Jimmy of Portsmouth; a grandson, Kenneth Coty Allen of Bloomington, IN; a granddaughter, Jenna Futch of Portsmouth; and a sister, Virginia Ligon of Suffolk, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday April 5th, Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home by the Rev. Tom Potter. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her name to the American Cancer Society. Condolence may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Jim "PaPaw" F. Bowman

Date of Service Apr 10, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Director Brian Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Jim ”PaPaw” Franklin Bowman, 82, pass away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at home.

Jim was born in Knob Noster, Missouri, the son of the late William and Unora Rice Bowman. He was the widower of Opal Marie Bowman. Jim was a retired supervisor at Smithfield Packing. And served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was predeceased by a sister Alice, a son, Rocky L. Bowman and three grandchildren; Shane, Clynton and Brittany.

Survivors include his two daughters, Sherry Bodie and her husband Phil of Suffolk, VA, Christy Holtcamp and her husband Eddie of Warrensburg, MO; a son, Bradley E. Bowman and his wife Lynn of Mechanicsville, VA; a sister, Etta Mae Clear of Warrensburg, MO; 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Western Branch Community Church, 1935 Jolliff Road, Chesapeake, VA by Pastor Jim Wall. Burial to follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

 

Gaye MacBrair Kostinas

Date of Service Apr 09, 2013, 09:30 AM
Director Bart T. Foster
Director's Phone 757-397-2391
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Gaye MacBrair Kostinas, 80, passed away April 6, 2013.

Mrs. Kostinas was born in Middleton, N.Y., the daughter of the late Clay MacBrair and was raised by her mother, Leona Nicholson MacBrair and step-father, Russell C. Lain.  She received an associate’s degree in Medical Technology from Alfred University in New York, and worked in medical research on the development of the Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine at Merck, Sharpe and Dohme in West Point, PA.  She married Dr. John E. Kostinas on April 29, 1956 and they came to the Portsmouth/Chesapeake area in 1963 where her husband served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps.  She was active in the Portsmouth Naval Hospital Officers’ Wives Club and later in the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Portsmouth Academy of Medicine.

She had a big heart for helping people and especially animals.  She was an avid contributor to the Portsmouth Humane Society, Web of Life, Feline Hope in Kitty Hawk, N.C., and other animal assistance organizations.  She was always adopting animals and she was responsible for several animal feeding stations in Virginia and North Carolina.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 57 years, John E. Kostinas, M.D.; her loving and supporting children, John Eugene Kostinas, Jr. and wife Margaret, Russell Lawrence Kostinas and wife Pamela, Wendy K. Bridges and husband Bryan, Haley Lee Kostinas, DVM; and her precious grandchildren, Robert J. Kostinas, Sarah M. Kostinas, Blair N. Bridges, John A. Kostinas, B. Neil Bridges, and Julia A. Kostinas.

Friends may join the family Monday, April 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, Suffolk.  A funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9 at Church of the Resurrection, 3501 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Web of Life Animal Outreach, Inc., 1380 West Road, Chesapeake, Va. 23323; or any other animal assistance group.  Condolences may be  registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Antoinette R. Lascara

Date of Service Apr 25, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where Church of the Resurrection
Director Bart T. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Antoinette Marie Russo Lascara, 86, of Lake Prince Woods, Suffolk, passed away April 20, 2013.

Mrs. Lascara was born in Portsmouth, the daughter of the late Matthew J. Russo, Sr. and Rosine Bisese Russo. She was a founding member of the Church of the Resurrection. A loving mother and homemaker, Antoinette was a forgiving and compassionate women who always enjoyed being with family and friends. She enjoyed cooking, especially preparing holiday meals. Her lasagna and fudge were second to none.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Vincent E. Lascara; five children, Vincent E. Lascara, Jr. and wife Mary Jo, Dominic Paul “Donnie” Lascara, Mary Cecilia Gilmore and husband Carl, Matthew John Lascara and wife Tammy, Michael Samuel Lascara; a brother, Matthew J. Russo, Jr. and wife Susan; a sister, Mary Ann R. Resolute and husband James; nine grandchildren, Vincent Michael, Joseph Louis, Michael Dominic, Danielle Marie, Jennifer Cecilia, Cecilia Michelle, Lindsay Renee, Matthew John II, and Chloe Marie; two great-grandchildren, Carleigh Paige and Jaden Matthew; two sisters-in-law, Josie Russo and Wanda Russo; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Joseph P. Russo, Dr. Samuel V. Russo, Sr., and a dear niece, Rosina Resolute.

Friends may join the family Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25 at Church of the Resurrection, 3501 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, 3000 Church St., Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to United Church Homes and Services Foundation, c/o Lake Prince Woods, 100 Anna Goode Way, Suffolk, Virginia 23434; or to a charity of choice. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Mary Virginia Kevill Myers

Date of Service May 10, 2013, 12:00 PM
Where Church of the Resurrection
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Mary Virginia Kevill Myers, 94, passed away Monday May 6, 2013 in her home. A native of Portsmouth, Mary Virginia was born on December 23, 1918 to the late John and Sara Kevill. She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, graduate from St. Joseph Academy, belonged to the sewing circle of Church of the Resurrection, Richard Dale Women’s Club, Stonewall Jackson Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy, Maryview Auxiliary and volunteered for 35 years at Maryview Hospital. Mary Virginia will be reunited with her loving husband of 72 years H. M. Myers, Jr. and her sisters Hatton Deal and Ruth Richards.

Survivors include her daughter Linda Underwood; two grandsons, Milton Brady and his long time companion Maliea, Thomas Brady and his wife Patricia; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She wanted to thank Dr. Harrington and his staff for the good care she received from them and all hers caregivers Rose Sheppard, Brenda Salom, Theresa Cook, Maliea McDaniel and Mary Pizza that took such good care of her so that she could remain in her home. A special thanks to her friend and housekeeper of 17 years Cindy Bissette.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Friday May 10, 2013 in Church of the Resurrection, 3501 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth, VA 23703, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth. The family will also receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday May 9, 2013 at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Church of the Resurrection or a charity of your choice. Condolences maybe registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Leo V. Facenda, Sr.

Date of Service May 11, 2013, 02:00 PM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Leo Vincent Facenda, Sr., 90, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013.  He was the son of the late Armando and Josephine Facenda.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle Martinette Facenda.  He is survived by his children: Joanna Saunders  (Buddy Sr.), Connie DiTommaso, Leo Facenda, Jr. (Norma), Linda Thompson (Harry) and Phyllis Crittenden (Dale); grandchildren: Buddy Saunders, Jr.(Tina), Kimberly Saunders, Joey DiTommaso (Darlene), Lisa Creekmore (Randy), Nicole Keffer, John Facenda (Theresa), Dianne Sosa (Jose), Jessica Facenda Reece, Rev. Justin Facenda (Carie), Sonia Kostyk, Kevin Thompson (Rachel), Shannon Mann (Ronnie), Roger Crittenden, Jr.  He had 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  He is also survived by his sister Lucy Narkinsky (Sam) and dear friends John and Lauria McLaughlin.

He was a World War II veteran and retired from Newport News Shipbuilding.  He was a member of Nansemond River Baptist Church, Knife & Fork Bible Study Group, Lifetime Member of DAV, Chapter 22, and WWII Veterans Group.  He will always be remembered as the center of his loving family.

The family will be available for visitation on Friday, May 10th from 7-8:30 pm and the funeral service will be at 2 pm on Saturday, May 11th.  Both celebrations of life will be held at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett's Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Portsmouth with U.S. Coast Guard Honors. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Mary C. Hillers

Date of Service May 14, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where St. Thereses Catholic Church
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Mary Ryan Crostic Hillers, 88, passed away Saturday May 11, 2013 in her home. A member of Church of St. Therese, she was predeceased by her husband, Leonard Hillers; son, Louis B. Doleman; grandson, Peter Judkins; and son-in-law John Judkins

Mrs. Hillers is survived by her four daughters, Linda D. Archer (Will); Claudia D. Goodrich (Norman); Beverly H. Judkins and Joyce H. Peterson (Alan); one son, Leonard R. Hillers (Gail); brother Walter Crostic (Kay); sixteen grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

A Liturgy of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday May 14, 2013 in Church of St. Therese, 4137 Portsmouth Blvd. Chesapeake, VA by the Rev. Kevin O’Brien. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday May 13, 2013 in Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Virginia S. "Prissy" Meeks

Date of Service May 16, 2013, 03:00 PM
Where Graveside
Director Bart T. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Virginia Sebolt “Prissy” Meeks, 63, passed away May 9, 2013.

Mrs. Meeks, a native of Portsmouth, was a certified nursing assistant for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Bryan Meeks and Michael Meeks; 3 grandchildren; and her sons’ father, Alton Ray ”Butch” Meeks.

Friends may join the family Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk. A graveside funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Newman Memorial Cemetery adjacent to Oakland Christian Church, 5641 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, Va. 23434 (Chuckatuck). Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Bailey B. & Brayden W. Emons

Date of Service May 16, 2013, 10:30 AM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Infant twin, Bailey Bowen Emons, died April 30, 2013 and her brother Brayden William Emons, died May 13, 2013.

Bailey and Brayden were born in Chesapeake on April 30, 2013 to their parents, Jonathan and Britney Parker Emons, and their sister Ryleigh Anne.

They are also survived by their paternal grandparents, John and Konnie Didio Emons; maternal grandparents, Grant and JoAnne Parker; maternal great-grandmother, Polly Parker and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, by the Rev. David Cupps. Burial to follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth. Memorial donations may be made to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, Virginia 23507.. Condolences may be register at www.bakerfoster.com.

 

James Douglas Creecy, Jr.

Date of Service May 22, 2013, 01:00 PM
Where Church of the Resurrection
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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VIRGINIA BEACH – James Douglas Creecy, Jr., 47, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Doug was born in Portsmouth, the son of J. Douglas Creecy, Sr. and the late Martha Ann Creecy. Doug graduated from Churchland High School and attended Old Dominion University. He was a businessman and President of Final Rail, Inc. Doug was an avid golfer and member of the Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club.

Besides his father, he is survived by a son, Ryan M. Creecy; a brother, Brian Creecy and his wife Lisa and a grandmother, Onnie E. Coppedge. He was predeceased by his sister, Lori Ann Creecy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday May 22, 2013 at the Church of the Resurrection, 3501 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Oasis Social Ministry, 800 Williamsburg Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Hugh V. Fitzwater

Date of Service Jul 10, 2013, 12:30 PM
Director Bart T. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Hugh Vinton Fitzwater, passed away on July 5, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born in Clay County, WV on February 8, 1923 and was the oldest son of Elisha Hugh and Rosie Metheney Fitzwater.

Hugh is survived by his wife of 49 years Carolynne S. Fitzwater; daughters, Marcia Rull and husband Bernie, Carol F. Hudson and husband Tim; one son Michael Fitzwater and wife Shelley; brothers Elton, Roy and Donald Fitzwater; sister Ida Faye James; grandchildren Heather Malish, Kristin Hankins, Ashlyn Hudson, Grady Fitzwater, Graham Fitzwater and Mary Fitzwater. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Frances Butler.

Hugh proudly and bravely served in WWII, received a purple heart and was a former POW. During his life Hugh worked as an auto mechanic at Mason Haynes, firefighter and later retired from Newport News Shipbuilding in 1986 as an outside machinist. He spent many hours in his garage where he loved tinkering with all things mechanical. Hugh was very proud of his family and will be greatly missed.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday July 10, 2013 in Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435. Burial will follow in Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk, VA 23434, with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 – 9 p.m. Tuesday July 9.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Ralph E. Evans

Date of Service Jul 09, 2013, 02:00 PM
Where Greenlan Memorial Gardens Mausoleum
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Ralph Edward Evans, 89, passed away Thursday July 4, 2013.

Ralph was born in Bluefield, West Virginia the son of the late Jesse Martin and Ruby Hazel Evans. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served with the Par-a-Troopers. Ralph was retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a ship fitter with 23 years of service.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ola Jane Evans; two sisters, Mary Jefferson of Portsmouth, Joyce Reid of South Carolina; two brothers, Charles Evans and Richard Evans of Portsmouth; a special niece and nephew, Patricia Butler and Jeffery Jefferson, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 9, at 2:00 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Mausoleum Chapel, Chesapeake by the Rev. Tom Potter. The family will receive friends at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

 

Karl W. Askew

Date of Service Jul 12, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Karl Wesley Askew passed away on July 6, 2013.

He was born on July 17, 1928 in Ahoskie, NC.  Karl was the son of the late Wilton W. and Lois Holloman Askew.

He is survived by his beloved son and caregiver, Karl Wesley Askew II, of Suffolk, VA.  He is also survived by two brothers, Richard L. Askew and James W. Askew, both of Florida, and many nieces and nephews.

Karl was a graduate of Maury High School.  He enlisted in the USAAC on Mar. 6, 1946 and completed his basic training as a Photo Lab Technician, Official U.S. Army Photographer, at Lowry Field, Denver, CO.  He was then assigned overseas as an aerial photographer, first in Japan and then at Clark Field, Manila, P.I.  He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal on March 9, 1949 from Andrews AF Base, Washington, DC.  Karl’s varied employment history included work in CA, NJ, Washington, DC and many other parts of the country.  He was also employed with the City of Norfolk, Dept. of Public Health and the Norfolk Housing & Redevelopment Authority under the federal program HUD.  Karl retired from the International Longshoreman’s Assn.  He was an avid photographer and dancer and was a member of the Virginia Natural Living Legends and the Virginia Shaggers Hall of Fame.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 11, from 7 to 8 P.M., at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA.  Graveside services with  military honors will be held Friday, July 12, at 11:00 A.M. at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations (in memory of Karl Wesley Askew) to the Wounded Warriors Project, (toll free) 855-448-3997 or mailing address: WWP, PO Box 75851, Topeka, KS 66675.

Hilda K. Williams

Date of Service Jul 19, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Hilda Kelly Williams, 83, passed away Sunday July 14, 2013. A native of Lee County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Edna Kelly and wife of the late Thurman H. Williams and was a member of Community United Methodist Church, Portsmouth.

Mrs. Williams is survived by six children, Thurman Williams, Jr. (Mary) of Alpine, CA, Bev Perrine of Portsmouth, Vickie Parker (Winston) of Chesapeake, Lynn Johnson (Charlie) of Chesapeake, Jerry Williams of Apopka, FL and Tony Williams (Carol) of Seabrook, TX; eight grandchildren, Ricky, Thurman III, Kim, Matthew, Kevin, Travis, Evan and Nat; eight great grandchildren and sister Virginia McCleney.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday July 19, 2013 in Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk VA 23435 by Pastor R. Kirk Culpepper. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Community United Methodist Church, 37 Cherry Road, Portsmouth, VA 23701.

Gracie Lee VanDyck

Date of Service Aug 03, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where Centenary United Methodist Church
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Gracie Lee VanDyck, 86, died Friday July 26, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Portsmouth. She was predeceased by loving parents Mary and Frank Van Dyck and all of her siblings: Rev. Dr. Frank Van Dyck, Jr., Elizabeth Robertson, Benton Van Dyck, and Mary Louise Powers.

Gracie Lee loved the Lord. Throughout her life she was an active Methodist. She attended Sunday school and church every Sunday starting as a child and continued to do so until the final weeks of her life. At the time of her death she served as the Centenary United Methodist church treasurer and Sunday school record keeper, and she proofed the weekly bulletin.

Gracie Lee loved her family. Affectionately known as DeDe by her many nieces and nephews, she instilled in them many of her traits: love, affection, generosity, humor, determination, tenacity, competitiveness, fairness, and honesty. Her fun-loving nature led them on many adventures to amusement parks, beaches, parades, and athletic events. She loved to have them and their friends over to eat, play games, spend the night in the attic, and just have fun. Having fun meant going crabbing, making ice cream, going to her gym, playing in her swimming pool, taking midnight rides, staying up WAY past our bedtime and getting driving lessons. Like her parents before her, she always loved Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. No one enjoyed giving more than DeDe. In addition to preparing a feast, she filled the living room with presents for everyone. Her clam dip and chocolate chip cookies were legendary.

Gracie Lee was a pioneering figure in Virginia women’s high school sports. Upon graduation from Wilson High School in 1943 she entered Madison College (now James Madison University), where she majored in physical education. For four years she played softball, basketball and field hockey. She was inducted into the JMU Hall of Fame in 1991. In her very first year as a physical education teacher at Churchland High School she started a girls basketball program. With no other local girls' teams and no budget, she forged relationships as far away as Benedictine in Richmond, paying for uniforms and equipment by selling candy. She arranged transportation with the girls’ parents and jockeyed with the male coaches for court times. Every year she battled with the other coaches on behalf of her girls to establish their turf. It took nearly fifteen years for her to get a school bus for the girls’ games.

While at CHS she also sponsored the cheerleading squads, the monogram club, and several other organizations. Beginning in the early 1960s she began simultaneously coaching girls basketball at Portsmouth Catholic. For the balance of her career, her Catholic girls and her public school girls had an annual basketball showdown in which she coached each team for one half. In 1968 she left CHS to teach and coach at the new Western Branch High School. She continued coaching girls basketball and sponsoring cheerleading squads, as well as coaching softball. She led her softball teams to 129 victories and three district titles.

In 1987, she won her 500th basketball game. At that time, there were no female coaches and only one male coach in Virginia with 500 wins. When she retired in 1988 she had compiled an astonishing 517-271-2 record in basketball. She had become one of the most influential coaches in Virginia high school sports. She was the first female coach to serve as coordinator of the Southeastern Conference and was the VHSL coach of the year in 1987. She was the only woman inducted with the charter class of the VHSL Hall of Fame in 1990, was inducted into the Chesapeake Hall of Fame in 1988, and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.

Never afraid of work or commitment, Gracie Lee sold programs at the PIT for nearly fifty years and supported the efforts of the Portsmouth Sports Club in many ways. She was a former Member of the Year and one of only two women to hold the esteemed Life Member status. At the time of her death she served on the club’s board of directors and was the vice-president of the Portsmouth Sports Club Foundation’s executive committee.

Gracie Lee will be remembered as a generous and fun-loving aunt, friend and coach. She is survived by Lori Davis, whom she loved like a daughter; her nieces and nephews Ned Van Dyck (Carolyn), Bill Van Dyck (Betty Carroll), Wayne VanDyck (Carlene), Michael Van Dyck (Kathy), Lelia VanDyck, Van Powers, and Lee Moore (Joe); numerous great-nieces and nephews; special friend Lambie Owen, and many other dear friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 3rd at 11:00 AM at Centenary United Methodist Church, Portsmouth, followed by interment at Olive Branch Cemetery and a reception at the church. She requested that all of her former ball players be honorary pall bearers.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening, August 2nd from 7:00-8:30 at Baker-Foster Funeral Home Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gracie Lee VanDyck Scholarship Fund, c/o the Portsmouth Sports Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 237, Portsmouth, Virginia 23705. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

 

C. Alan Felton

Date of Service Aug 04, 2013, 06:00 PM
Director Bart T. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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C. Alan Felton, 66, passed away August 1, 2013.

Mr. Felton, a native of Portsmouth, was retired from the Naval Base as an engineering technician where he taught calibration classes, wrote lesson plans, wrote calibration procedures, and calibrated on-site shipboard propulsion. He was a Vietnam veteran. He was a commercial/instrument pilot, an aircraft electrician working on F16 and A6 aircraft at the NARF Norfolk, Va., and a general class Amateur Radio operator. He liked to ride his Harley motorcycle, fishing, flying and spending time with family. “Pappy” will be missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Kitty R. Felton; daughter Susan Hoofnagle Hodges; two grandchildren, Kit and Artie Hodges; a brother, Ken Felton and wife Kathy; nephew and nieces, Josh, Rachel and Cayleigh.

The family would like to sincerely thank Sentara Norfolk General Neuro ICU Physicians and staff for their compassionate quality care they provided for Pappy.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 4 at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, Suffolk. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675.

Roberta K. “Bobbie” Carroll

Date of Service Aug 12, 2013, 02:00 PM
Where Church of the Resurrection
Director Bart T. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Roberta Kraus “Bobbie” Carroll, 76, a resident of Lake Prince Woods, Suffolk, died August 6, 2013.

Mrs. Carroll, a native of Syracuse, NY, was a longtime resident of Chesapeake, VA. Bobbie retired in 2004 from the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center after 21 years of federal service where she was twice recognized with the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award. She was a longtime member of the Church of the Resurrection. She was a member of the Western Branch Lions Club for 29 years where she served as President in 1994-1995; a member of District 24-D where she served as Cabinet Secretary in 2005-2006; and was a recipient of the Melvin Jones and the Good Samaritan Fellowship. She was also a member of the Chesapeake Master Gardeners.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, John R. Carroll. She is survived by her son, James Carroll (Christie) of Nashville, Indiana; daughter, Kathy Tate (Kevin) of Stafford, VA; two grandchildren, John Tate and Marie Tate; sister, Helen Young (Jerry) of Dallas, TX; and her fiancé, Mr. Edward Berdick of Suffolk, VA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday, August 12, in the Church of the Resurrection, 3501 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Mausoleum. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, Suffolk, where the family will receive friends until 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lake Prince Woods Benevolence Fund, 100 Anna Goode Way, Suffolk, VA 23434-9241.

William T. "Tommy" Everett

Date of Service Aug 10, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where St. Thereses Catholic Church
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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William T. “Tommy” Everett, 76, devoted husband and loving family man, passed away on August 5, 2013.

Born to the late William T. and Grace Carter Everett, Tommy graduated from Suffolk High School, and retired as both a Quality Assurance Supervisor for SUPSHIP and a Platoon Sergeant for the Virginia National Guard.

He is survived by his better half of 54 years, Alice Javier Everett, four children: Bruce E. and Susan Sager Everett, Terry Simmons, Alice Marie Everett and Scott Pett, and Karen and Bubba Creecy, five grandchildren: Zachary and his wife Kathryn, Nicole, and Jacob Simmons, William Everett, and Noah Everett, one great-granddaughter: Aaralyn Simmons, and five siblings: James and Odell Everett, Marie and Louie Henry, Mary Elizabeth and Allen Strothers, Brenda Babb, and half-brother Winifred Cutler.

A longtime member of the Church of St. Thérèse, he and Alice spent many hours volunteering at the Oasis Food Bank. A founding member of the Western Branch Athletic Club, Tommy was active in coaching youth baseball and football. However, Tommy will be best remembered for the pastimes he was most passionate about. Whether it was hitting the links for eighteen or nineteen holes with Ike and his closest friends, or attending the countless baseball, softball, basketball, wrestling, and gymnastics tournaments of his children and grandchildren, Tommy had an infectious happiness, a happiness that will undoubtedly live on in the memories of his friends and family.

The viewing is scheduled for Friday, August 9, 2013 at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk between 7 and 8 PM. There will be an additional viewing Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Church of St. Thérèse, 4137 Portsmouth Boulevard, between 10 and 11 AM, with the Mass immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Catholic Club’s Scholarship Endowment, 3407 Race St., Portsmouth, VA 23707, of which Tommy was an active member. Condolences may be registered at bakerfoster.com.

Sarah J. Alexander

Date of Service Aug 29, 2013, 02:00 PM
Director Brian Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Sarah Ann Jones Alexander, 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 24, 2013. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Sarah was born in Wayne County, NC. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Vera Edmondson Jones. She was the President of Alexander’s BP Station in Portsmouth. Sarah was predeceased by a sister, Ethel Lane and a brother, Robert B. Jones.

Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years, Ronald D. Alexander, Sr.; six children, Ronald D. Alexander, Jr., Gary L. Alexander, Sr. (Darlene), Rhonda A. Gardner (Ricky), Regina A. DeBusk (John), Roy G. Alexander (Cindy), C. Ricky Alexander (Michelle); 15 grandchildren, Michelle, Kris, Gary, Jr., Jenny, Brian, Shelly, Kimberly, John, Jr., Brian, Morgan, Deidre, Ginger, Dusty, Ty, and Kaitlyn; 13 great grandchildren; a sister, Katie Head and a brother, Albert Lee Jones.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. in Baker-Foster Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Dr. Cliff Whitlock. Entombment will follow at Meadowbrook Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be registered at bakerfoster.com.

 

William T. Johnson

Date of Service Sep 02, 2013, 11:00 AM
Director Bart T. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Bill Johnson, age 81, passed away on August 29, 2013. Mr. Johnson was born in Portsmouth, the son of the late Thomas Russell Johnson and Nora Pauline Cox Johnson. He was retired from Failes and Associates as a tax accountant; was a member of the Virginia Society of Enrolled Agents and the National Association of Enrolled Agents. He was a member of St. Therese's Catholic Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include wife Janet R. Johnson; daughters, Ann Marie Todd (Tim), Ginger Diamond (Richard); son, Thomas G. Johnson (Becky); step-children, Charles R. Wilson (LiLi), Cammy Wilson Ohmsen (Mike); 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Reba Johnson; and brother, Russell Cox Johnson.
Friends may join the family Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett's Creek Chapel, Suffolk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, September 2, 2013 at St. Therese's Catholic Church with a reception to follow at the church. Burial will be private at Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Therese's Church Building Fund, 4137 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23321.
The family would like to thank Sentara Hospice and all who played a role in the care of Mr. Johnson during his lengthy illness.

Sulpicio "Sam" Matundan Saniano

Date of Service Oct 07, 2013, 12:00 PM
Where St. Paul Catholic Church, Portsmouth
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Chesapeake- Sulpicio M. “Sam” Saniano, 77, passed away Wednesday October 2, 2013. He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, U.S. Navy Veteran of Vietnam Conflict, retired from the U. S. Navy after 23 years and was the husband of Fidencia R. “Betsy” Saniano.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Sylvia S. Grow and Conchita S. Caldwell; two sons, Jeffrey Saniano and Jason Saniano; seven grandchildren, two brothers, Hilarion and Zosimo Saniano and one nephew, Juan Saniano. He was predeceased by his parents Macario and Cipiriana Saniano and brother Sotero Saniano.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon on Monday October 7, 2013 in St. Paul Catholic Church, 518 High Street, Portsmouth, VA by the Rev. Gino Rossi. Burial with Navy Honors will follow in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veteran Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd, Suffolk, Virginia 23434. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. A Christian Wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA. Memorial donation may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, Restoration Fund, 3501 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth, VA 23703. Condolences may be registered at bakerfoster.com.

 

Gary Palermo

Date of Service Oct 05, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where Church of the Resurrection
Director Bart T. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Gary Palermo, 80, passed away October 2, 2013.

Mr. Palermo, a native of Brooklyn/Queens, New York, was the son of the late Anthony and Jennie Z. Palermo.  He retired as part owner of Great Expectations Hair Salon after 50 years in the cosmetology business.  He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Libby Palermo; two sons, Anthony Palermo and wife Shelbie, and Raymond Palermo and wife Shana; five grandchildren, Connor, Nina, Brandi, Tonya, and Lance; a sister, Grace Robbins; and a niece Adreana.

Friends may join the family Friday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, Suffolk.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Church of the Resurrection, 3501 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth.  Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.  Following the burial, a reception will be held at the Church of the Resurrection.  Condolences may be registered at www.bwfosterfuneralhome.com.

John P. Harlow, Jr.

Date of Service Nov 12, 2013, 11:00 AM
Director Brian Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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John Price Harlow, Jr., born in Richmond, VA on September 1, 1921 passed away peacefully on November 8, 2013.

Son of the late John Price and Florence Strader Harlow, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Virginia Nurney Harlow.

He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1938, Hampden-Sydney College in 1942 and Naval Officers Training Program at Notre Dame University. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard the USS McCormick DD-223 in the North Atlantic. He was a plank owner on the USS Norman Scott DD -690 in the Pacific and received a citation for bravery during the Battle of Tinian from Admiral Spruance.

Following WWII, he worked for the American Tobacco Co. in Richmond and then the International Harvester Co. in the Motor Truck Division for 22 years. He later founded Norfolk Truck Center in 1969 and remained Chairman until his passing. He served on the International truck National Dealer Council and was named Regional Dealer of the year in 1979.

He was a Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Norfolk and the Richard Bennett Trust. He served on the Board of the Heritage Bank, Holiday House, Virginia Highway Users and the Southeast 4-H Educational Center.

He served as a Trustee of Glebe Episcopal Church and was a member of Bennett’s Creek Ruritan Club and was named as an honorary Nansemond Indian by Chief Bass.

Left to cherish his memory are his three sons and their wives, Bruce and Cecilia Harlow, David and Brenda Harlow, and John and Vicki Harlow; brother-in-law, Jack W. Nurney, Jr. and his wife Ann; two nieces Ann Davies and Susan Griffin and  nephew, William Nurney. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Meredith, Annalee, Bruce, Laine, Jonathan, Judith, Anne-Gray, Elizabeth, and Genevieve; and six great-grandchildren: Elijah, Alexis, Aiden, Harlow, Grace, and Bess.

The family wishes to thank Mrs. Juanita Galloway and her staff at Healing Care Specialists and the staff at Westminster Canterbury.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12th at Glebe Episcopal Church, 4400 Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk, Virginia 23435, by The Rev. Ross F. Keener, Jr. The family will receive visitors on Monday, November 11th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. At Baker-Foster Funeral Home Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the Kiwanis Club of Norfolk Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1568, Norfolk, VA 23501.

Albert Joseph Norrick

Date of Service Nov 26, 2013, 01:00 PM
Where Holy Angels Catholic Church
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Albert Joseph Norrick, CDR, USN RET, 68, of Deep Creek, VA died November 21, 2013 in Surry County, VA. He was born on May 21, 1945 in New Kensington, PA to Bertha Mae and Joseph Frederick Norrick who predeceased him.

Joe was a graduate of Citizens General Hospital School of Nursing and School of Anesthesia. He later received a Bachelor of Science Degree from George Washington University. He served in the United States Navy for 22 years, retiring as a Commander. He was a Vietnam Veteran. Following his retirement from the Navy, he worked as an anesthetist at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, VA.

Joe loved golfing, singing, telling jokes, hunting, the Pittsburgh Steelers, attending the ODU Football games, and above all, his family and friends. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, Bayside Hunt Club, the Tidewater Seniors Golf Association, the Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Regina, his son Scott Norrick, his daughter Stacy Norrick (Robert), and granddogs, Snickers and Barkley.

Visitation and prayer service will be held at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA, on Monday beginning at 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Church of the Holy Angels, Portsmouth, VA. After Mass, we will proceed to the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veteran’s Cemetery, Suffolk, VA, for burial with U.S. Navy Honors.

Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Holy Angels, Capital Campaign Fund, 34 Afton Parkway, Portsmouth, VA 23702. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Frank C. Whitehurst

Date of Service Dec 18, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where St. Paul Catholic Church, Portsmouth
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Frank C. Whitehurst, 85, of Chesapeake died on December 13, 2013.

Frank was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, the son of the late William T. and Rosa D. Whitehurst. He retired from Green Gifford Chrysler in Norfolk after working 47 years in the automobile business. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. He served on the board of directors at Maryview Hospital, was a founding member of the Silverwood Community League and served as the organist at the Naval Hospital Chapel as well as the Naval Shipyard Chapel from 1960 through 1979. He also played for numerous weddings, Masses and funerals at St. Paul’s. He was predeceased by three brothers, Bill Whitehurst, Robert Whitehurst and Elbert Whitehurst.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Margaret Rose Reagan Whitehurst; a brother, Fred D. Whitehurst; two sons, David E. Whitehurst and wife Robin, Kevin Lee Whitehurst; a daughter, Anne Whitehurst Brandriff and husband Art; four grandchildren, Laura Owings, Jonathan Whitehurst, Austin Brandriff, “A.J” Brandriff; and a great-grandchild, Everly Owings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul Catholic Church, 518 High St. Portsmouth, on Wednesday, December 18 at 11:00 a.m. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday followed by visitation until 8:00 p.m. at Baker–Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk. The family requests that donations be made to the St. Paul’s Restoration Fund, c/o 3501 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth, VA 23703 or a charity of choice. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

 

Jennifer D. Engelhardt

Date of Service Jan 16, 2014, 03:00 PM
Director Brian Foster & Bryan Johnson
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Jennifer D. Engelhardt, 52, passed away Sunday January 12, 2014. She was the daughter of Michael and Lorene McKee and was predeceased by a daughter Susie. Jennifer was an LPN and retired from Autumn Care.

In addition to her parents survivors include her husband Delbert W. “Del” Engelhardt; children Joseph, Nicholas, Michelle, Darlene, Teresa, Bruce, Brian and Cindy; nineteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday January 16, 2014 in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veteran Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. The family will receive friends from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

Donnie W. Nobles

Date of Service Jan 16, 2014, 11:00 AM
Where St. Therese Catholic Church
Director Bart Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Donnie Wayne Nobles, 50, passed away January 11, 2014 at his home in Norfolk. Mr. Nobles was born in Columbus, Ga., and was an avid fisherman, animal lover, and football fan.

Survivors include his parents, Thomas C. and Anita G. Nobles; two brothers, Robert G. Nobles, Thomas C. Nobles II and wife Denise; two nieces, Kaleigh and Mariah; extended family and a host of friends.

A Liturgy of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Church of Saint Therese, 4137 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake, Va. 23321.  Immediately following the Liturgy a reception will be held in the church social hall.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Church of Saint Therese.

Ronald Dean Simpson

Date of Service Jan 25, 2014, 11:00 AM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett's Creek Chapel
Director Brian Foster & Bryan Johnson
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Ronald Dean Simpson, 72, died Monday, January 20, 2014, after a long illness at home.

Ron was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, the son of the late Reese and Lola Ridgeway Simpson. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of Vietnam serving as a Hospital Corpsman and Retired U.S. Army Sgt. as a Medic.  Ron later work as an Optician at Walmart in Elizabeth City, NC.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon D. Simpson; three children, Tammy Perry, Terry Simpson and Michele Mayo; a brother, Wayne Simpson, a sister, Alberta Hargens, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA. Burial with Military Honors will be held in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Condolences may be registered at bakerfoster.com.

Charles E. Austin

Date of Service Jan 25, 2014, 02:00 PM
Where Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Charles Edward Austin, 77, passed away Tuesday January 21, 2014.  A native of Norfolk, he was the son of the late William J. and Hilda Austin and retired from Virginia Power as a safety supervisor and from the Army Reserves as a Brigade Command Sergeant Major with 35 years of service.

Mr. Austin is survived by his wife Susan Austin; son, Warren E. Austin; grandchildren, Jacob and Kendall Austin and other family members Rick Byers and Stacy Surratt and their children Melissa and Taylor Surratt, Ricky and Rachel Byers and Logan Foley-Byers.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday January 25, 2014 in Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery, 1549 Holland Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel is handling the arrangements and condolences maybe registered at bakerfoster.com.

James H. Jones

Date of Service Feb 22, 2014, 02:30 PM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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James Howard Jones, 73, passed away January 23, 2014.

Mr. Jones, a native of Portsmouth, was a retired auto repair body man and was well known for his restorations.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Rose Mary Martinette Jones; four children, Bill Bryant and wife Karin, Michael Bryant and wife Kristyne, Natalie Galarza and husband Ismael, Casey Jones and wife Tara; 10 grandchildren, Sean, Katie, Angelo, David, Nicolas, Thomas, Ellie, Emily, Cole, Eva,…and one on the way; also his buddy’s, Max and Boots. Also surviving is an aunt, Lucille Jones; and a cousin, Frank Roundy.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett's Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 97, Smithfield, VA 23431; or Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter, P. O. Box 80, Isle of Wight, VA 23397. Condolences may be registered at bakerfoster.com

Thomas C. Lawson

Date of Service Feb 04, 2014, 02:00 PM
Where Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Director Brian Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Thomas C. Lawson, 95, died, January 30, 2014.

Tom was born and reared in the Prentis Park neighborhood of Portsmouth, Virginia, to parents Dwight M. Lawson and Kate Kirtley Lawson, who were originally from Gloucester and Goochland counties respectively. He attended a nearby grammar school, and until late in life could remember the names of all eighteen of his first grade classmates as well as the teacher.  With an excellent memory for people, places and events, Tom was often a source of information for friends and family alike.

Tom was a proud graduate of Portsmouth’s Woodrow Wilson High School and co-captained the 1937 football team. In early 1943, he graduated from the Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding and was soon recruited into the United States Merchant Marine as a ship’s engineer, where he served for the remainder of World War II and retired in the early 1970’s. He then moved to rural Isle of Wight County and was active in the county Ruritan Club for many years and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Suffolk. Tom enjoyed watching sports, gardening, fishing, playing Santa Claus during the Christmas holidays, visiting friends and singing popular songs from his younger days, usually in the mornings. A favorite song from his youth was The Wreck of the Old 97, which he remembered singing at his father’s request, often getting a penny for his efforts.

In the mid-1980’s Tom and his brothers Glen, John and George re-established the Gridiron club, a group of WWHS alumni who met twice a month to renew acquaintances and enjoy old times. The club still meets to this day.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of forty nine years, Alice Darden Lawson, brothers Mallory, Glen, John and George and sister Katherine Kane of Richmond. Two other brothers, Emmett and Richard, died in childhood.

Tom is survived by his son David (Constance), grandchildren Simone and Holly (Jorge), great grandchildren Kamilo and Ari, and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday February 4, 2014 in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, VA. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435.

David Scott

Date of Service Feb 21, 2014, 06:00 PM
Director Baker-Foster Funeral Home
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David Scott, 53, passed away last Tuesday, February 11, 2014. He is survived by his devoted wife of 32 years, Marie Scott; his only daughter, Jessica Scott; his mother, Linda Darner; and his loving sister, Lisa Blue.

Born in Sewickley, PA, David grew up with a love for music, and learned to play many instruments, chief among them guitar and piano. He moved to Virginia in 1983, where he worked for 28 years as a welder at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and came to be known for his consistently excellent service and giving spirit. He had a thirst for knowledge in many subjects, reading books about history, physics, and musical theory, and was always willing to share his wisdom with anyone who asked.

Dave mostly enjoyed quiet evenings at home with his family. He was enigmatically quiet but social, and he had many friends with whom he kept in touch regularly. Even though Dave had a gruff exterior, he was a kind person and wouldn’t hesitate to help out a friend in need. Dave was often called on to help with everything from welding, to music, to just lending a hand. He will be remembered for the joy he brought to his friends and family through his music, his wisdom, and his selfless nature. We will miss you “Big Dave” Scott.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 21st at 6 p.m., at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall Street 29th Floor New York, NY. 10005. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Patti Keever Wright

Date of Service Mar 17, 2014, 02:00 PM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home
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Patti Keever Wright, 80, passed away March 12, 2014. Born in Cabarrus County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Rosetta Fowler Keever.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, David Wright; daughters, Kathy Sue Eddleman of Bakersfield, CA, Gail Eddleman Geer (Donald) of Portsmouth; son, Ricky Lee Eddleman (Teri) of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren, Rickell Eddleman Holland, Brielle Eddleman Ashley, Amber Steinmayer, Hilary Wright, Kelsey Wright, Jessica Everett, Josh Mason; ten great grandchildren; sister, Barbara Chambers of NC; and stepsons, Wayne Wright, Jr. (Michelle), Anthony Wright, and Michael Wright.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435 with Rev. Garland Hines officiating, with burial at Mount Zion Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Baker-Foster Funeral Home from 6 PM – 7 PM on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Lewis N. Lawrence

Date of Service Mar 21, 2014, 07:00 PM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Chapel
Director Bart T. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Lewis N. Lawrence, 66, recently of Charlottesville, Va, died March 17, 2014 in his home.

Mr. Lawrence, a native of the Great Bridge area of Norfolk County, Va., was retired from Humana Health Care as an insurance salesman. He was a longtime and active member of the Churchland Rotary Club and for many years was the co-chairman of the annual Portsmouth/Churchland Rotary Bar-B-Q Fundraiser. He was predeceased by his first wife, Shirley S. Lawrence in 2005.

Survivors include his wife, Terry Arey; two children, Sarah L. Shaffer (David), Preston D. Lawrence (Shea); three grandchildren, Stephen, Matthew and Marley Paige; two sisters, Connie Abrames (Edward), Sue Lawrence (Cindy); two brothers, Edward L. Lawrence, Jr. (Linda), and Charles “Chuck” Lawrence (Debbie); and extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, Suffolk. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be registered at bakerfoster.com.

 

Doris R. Costen

Date of Service Apr 12, 2014, 10:30 AM
Director Brian Foster & Bryan Johnson
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Doris Rowland Costen, 90, went to be with the Lord on April 9, 2014.  She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Frank B. Costen and her parents, Lucy and Otto Rowland.  She was lately of Suffolk, but lived most of her life in Norfolk, VA and was a member of Mimosa Road Bible Chapel, Portsmouth and the Gospel Hall, Chesapeake.

Left to cherish her memory are her three children Carolyn Williams and husband Willie of Suffolk, Deborah Anderson and husband Gary of Portsmouth and Steve Costen and wife Mary of Lenior City, TN.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren , Chris Williams, Greg and Erika Williams, Kim and Craig Standridge, Adam and Kelly Anderson, Jacob and Elyse Anderson, John and Kierston Anderson, Christy and Kevin Bare and Sarah Costen; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Harris and Mary Jones and many nieces, nephews and a host of caring relatives.

A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday April 12, 2014 in Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435 by Robert Costen. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. The family will receive friends from 7 – 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be registered at bakerfoster.com. The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers, Lisa Tucker and Lee Bishop and the Heartland Hospice staff for all their care and support.

Merel Galloway Wilder

Date of Service Apr 21, 2014, 02:00 PM
Where Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Chapel
Director Brian P. Foster
Director's Phone 757-483-1316
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Merel Galloway Wilder, 87, wife of the late James F. Wilder and a native of Pitt County, NC, passed away Thursday April 17, 2014. As a child she attended Black Jack Original Free Will Baptist Church.

Her entire life was devoted to her daughter Carolyn Sue “Pookie” Wilder; son Chris Wilder and wife Georgann; sister, Helen Hardee; cousin Billy Cooper; special nieces, Carole Taylor, Sherry Crotts, Lisa McDonald, Loria Vainright, Marilyn Tucker, Leslie Heath and special friends Nadina Gary, Ruth Faulk, Kenny Moody and Gary Harris.

A funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 in Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA by Rev. Scott Pond. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be registered at bakerfoster.com.

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