Obituaries

As part of the history of our church, the Old Donation Episcopal Church Cemetery Committee is collecting member’s obituaries. If you have an obituary of a church member you would like posted, please send it via e-mail to Bob Perrine @ t1mperlake@yahoo.com

An alphabetical listing is followed by available details.
(1) Name
(2) Date of Death
(3) Where buried (a three part detailed listing by date of death)
* Modern Cemetery and Not Buried at Old Donation
FCB – Casket Size Plots (Full Casket Burial Ground)
WLC – Wall Columbarium
IGC – In-ground Columbarium
SCG – Memorial Garden (Scattering Garden)
NB – Not Buried at Old Donation Cemetery - Members buried elsewhere
* Inside the church
MPI – Memorial plaque inscriptions
GIC – Graves in the church
*HCB – Historic Cemetery Burial. In order to locate a grave there are three sectional indicators (A, B, & C). Standing outside the church and looking at the front door (East)
A - Section A is to the right side of the church and is further divide into three sub-areas
A1-At the side of the church by the air conditioning units
A2-In front of the handicapped parking and out of the side door of the Sacristy (oldest graves – Revolutionary War),
A3-The Walke burial area plus some others - an asterisk (*) indicates the graves were moved from the Walke family cemetery to Old Donation Church Cemetery.
B - Section B is to the left side of the church
C - Section C is in the back of the church.

If listed on websites Carol’s House and/or Find-a-grave
CH - Carol’s House followed by the picture number. For example, Martin Duhansky is listed “CH3” or the third picture @ http://www.carolshouse.com/cemeteryrecords/olddonation
FG - Find-a-Grave listed in alphabetical order @ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSsr=1&GScid=2155612&/

Obituaries (Ob) or headstone epitaphs (HE) posted.
(Note:) - Congregants posting eulogies, something about the deceased, or this author’s note

V- Indicates he/she was a veteran and served in America’s armed forces.
VH – Indicates the 13 Lynnhaven Parish Church founders and veterans of Colonial and Revolutionary wars or the War of 1812.

Alphabetical Listing
Alfriend, Mary Emily Hume (wife of Rev Alfriend) - Jun 10, 1869 – Oct 22, 1952 – GIC
Alfriend, Reverend Richard J. - Oct. 1, 1860 – Jan. 6, 1923 -GIC.
Allender, Charlotte 'Chaussie' Trenholme Guedalia - Dec 12, 2010 - WLC - Ob
V-Arnold III, Joseph David - Nov. 5, 2008 - SCG - Ob
Awbrey, Charles P. Jr. - Dec 23, 2011 – IGC - Ob
V-Awbrey, Roy Dale Cdr USN Ret – May 23, 2010 - IGC – Ob
Awbrey, Rev Kathleen Davie Mizell, Oct 2, 2008 – NB - Ob
Babb, Martha Frances Maxwell – Jul 10, 2000 - IGC -FG
Barnett, Charles M. - April 26, 1940 – NB – Ob
Barnett, Stella Crowder - Oct 11, 1912 – (wife of Charles Barnett) - NB – Ob
Barry, Joyce Marie (Kelley) Barry - Mar 7, 2017 –NB - Ob
Baxter, Mary Roush - Oct 10, 2013 – SCG - Ob
V-Beale Jr., Robert O. - Mar 1, 2011 - IGC – Ob
Berglund, Sheila Muschett – May 6, 1994 - SCG
Biddle, Ann Butt - 1857 – 1933 – HCB-C – FG – CH18
Biddle, William Etheridge – Nov 6 1856 - April 1, 1915 - HCB-C –FG – CH17
Biggs, Ann Smith- July 17, 2008 – NB – Ob
Blandford, Roland Gill –Jun 23, 1998 – NB - Ob
Bonney, John - before 1733 – after 1760 -MPI
Bowers, Rita Dolores – Oct 9, 1997 - IGC & MPI - FG
V-Boyll, William E. "Bill", Dec 10, 2016 – NB - Ob
V-Bowers, Robert N. - Jun 23, 2014 – IGC - Ob
V-Briggs, Robert C. - Apr 24, 2011 - NB – Ob
Briggs, Madene Rita - Jan 30, 2014 – NB –Ob
Brower, The Rev. Anne C. M.D. – NB - Oct 29, 2013 - NB - Ob
Brownley, Anna – 1781 - Oct 8, 1853 – HCB-C – -CH19 -FG -HE
VH - Brownley, Jno. (John) – 1780 - Sep 28, 1819 – HCB-C - CH19 -Note:
Campbell, Berlin W. - 1893 - 1936 – HCB-B – FG – CH35
Campbell, Robert R. - 1888 – 1952 – HCB-B – FG – CH36
Charlton, Evelyn W. - Jan 3, 2014 – NB - Ob
Clark, Charles W. – May 1, 1994 - SCG
Coleman, John F. – Jun 6, 1999 - IGC -FG
Compton, Bryan W. III Aug 23, 2013 – NB - Ob
Copeland, John Randolph - Aug 31, 2000 – FCB -FG
Cramer, Alice Wilson – May 29, 1922 – Mar 31, 1997 – WLC - FG
Crist, Barbara Hopkins - Dec 23, 2011 - NB - Ob
V-Davis, Herbert Lowell - Mar 3, 2011 - FCB – Ob
Davis, Roberta "Bobbye" Stearns May 4, 2016 –FCB - Ob
V-Dawley, Captain Dennis - before 1760 – after 1779 - MPI
Dawley, Elizabeth Bonney Dawley (wife of Captain Dennis Dawley) mid 18th century - MPI
Dickson, Reverend Robert – 1716 - Feb 1777 - MPI - Note:
Dixon, Sarah – 1812 - Feb 16, 1873- HCB-C (marker broken off and beside William)- HE
Dixon, William – 1807 – Feb 16, 1853 – HCB-C (marker partially buried in a tree) -HE
Doris, Helena Stewart – Jul 18, 1992 - IGC -FG
Dowling, Annis L. – Glenn Dowling’s wife -Oct 31, 1897 - Aug 24, 1989 – HCB-C - FG
Dowling, Glenn A. - Sept 23, 1891 - Aug 14, 1984 – HCB-C – FG – CH28
V-Drew, Donald Wesley - Aug 27, 2001, FCB -FG – Ob
Duhansky, Frances - 1867 - 1937 – HCB-B – FG – CH2 -HE
Duhansky, Martin - 1855 - 1942 – HCB-B – FG – CH3
V-DuVall, Jr., Seab Edgar "Frenchie" - Nov 5, 2008 – WLC – Ob
V-Eaton Sr., William G. - Jan 25, 2011 - FCB – Ob
V-Edwards, Donald L. Sep 8, 2016 – NG - Ob
Elton, Maurice Arthur - husband of Ellen Mary Laxton - 1868 - 1943 – HCB-C – FG – CH27 - HE
V-English, Robert N. - Jan 30, 2011 - NB
Ennis, Pamela Rinehart – Oct 18, 1992 – FCB -FG
Erickson, Ethel - Jun 8, 2010 - NB – Ob
Etheredge, Ruth Bennett Hines - Mar. 14, 1925 - Dec. 3, 1985 – HCB-C – FG – CH30 - Note:
Etheredge, William Henry - Mar 12, 1906 - Feb 2, 1953 – HCB-C – FG – CH30 -Ob
Feltman, Jose C – Dec 14, 1904 – May 26, 1992 – IGC - FG
Fentress, May Etta Belle - May 17, 1870 – Nov 2, 1915 - MPI
V-Ferebee, Constance L. - May 28, 2012 – NB - Ob
V-Ferebee, John T. Sr - Feb 27, 2010 – NB - Ob 
Flautt, Barbara A. Apr, 17, 2014 – WLC – Ob
V-Freeman, John Lawrence - May 12, 2004 - WLC - FG - Ob
V-Fremd, Harry LeRoy - Jul 5, 2011 - NB - Ob
Garner, Lucille L. – Sep 18, 1920 – Jul 8, 2004 – HCB-A3- FG -Ob
Garner, William H. – Aug 21, 1917 – Dec 14, 1966 – HCB-A3 - FG - Note:
Garriott, Jane Harrison - Feb 27, 2017 – NB -Ob
Gibboney, Mary Anne - Dec 30, 2010 - WLC - FG - Ob
V-Gribble, Russ – Aug 31, 2009 - NB – Ob
Gordner, Rae Mann - Nov 26, 2013 – NB - Ob
Griffith, Paul - Jan 20, 2009 - NB - Ob
V-Groenke, Mark J. – Aug 30, 1989 – IGC - FG -Ob
Grubbs, Barbara K. – Mar 23, 2004 – NB - Ob
V-Grubbs, Colonel Alfred T. - Apr 26, 2013 – NB
Grubbs,Minnie Virginia Dec 1, 2012 – NB – Ob
V-Guarnieri, Lewis John – Feb 11, 2007 - IGC - FG - Ob
Guthrie, Gail H. - Dec 28, 2010 - WLC – Ob
V - Gwynne, Kemp - Virginia F1 USNR World War II May 29, 1911 – June 28, 1962 – HCB-C - FG
Haas, Ursula  - July 8, 2014 – NB - Ob
H. J. - unknown – HCB-C - FG
Hadfield, Allan Smith – Jul 17, 1999 - IGC - FG
Hadfield, Caroline Forbe – Jun 17, 1999 - IGC -FG
Haines, Winifred (Winn) Lamar - Aug. 15, 1916 - Feb. 2, 2008 – NB – Ob
Hall, Sharon B. Hall  - Apr 29, 2014. – NB – Ob
Harlow Viewlette A. - Jan 16, 2012 – NB - Ob
Hazeltine, Frederick Gordon Burnham - Nov 4, 1896 - Nov 5, 1969 – HCB-C –FG – CH27
Hazeltine, Grace Goode - Frederick Hazeltine’s wife - Mar 21, 1907 - Feb 12, 1986 – HCB-
Hazen, Amy Elizabeth "Betty" - Oct 27, 2016 - NB – Ob
V-Heck, Elmer Gardner - Apr 15, 2004 - NB - Ob
VH- Henderson, John – 1769 – 1825 – HCB-A1 - FG –HE – Note:
Herbert, A.T. (Buck) – Mar 11, 1913 – Aug 25, 1950 – HCB-A2 - FG
Herbert, Edward Henry – Jul 14, 1878 – Aug 24, 1943 – HCB-A2 – FG – Ob
Herbert, Harriet – Dec 18, 1895 – Aug 25, 1954 – HCB-A2 - FG
Hill, Diana Talbot Parks (daughter of Rufus II and Dina Parks I) - Sep 21, 1920 - Nov 9, 2000 - IGC -FG – Ob
Hill, William Bethel Jr. – Nov 25, 2006 - IGC
Hodges, Helen F. - 1910 - 1965 – HCB-C – FG – CH31
V - Hodges, James Rudolph - June 26, 1910 – Oct 25, 1951 – HCB-C - FG
Hodges, Maurice K, Sr – 1908 - 1988 – HCB-C - FG – CH31
Hoffecker, Louis K. – Jul 8, 1997 – IGC - FG
Hoffecker, Rowland G. – Aug 15, 2005 - IGC -FG
Hoggard, Thurmer IV - Nov 4, 1902 – NB - Ob
Holland William E., Jr Nov 25, 2015 – SCG - Ob
Holt, Betty Kathryn - May 18, 2013 – NB
Hornor, Celia Theresa - Oct 9, 2010 - NB – Ob
House, Christopher Martin – Feb 23, 2008 – IGC -Ob
Howle, Morley Vial – Jan 11, 1996 - IGC -FG
Howren, Ethel Hudgins - Sep 30, 1905 - Feb 4, 1983 – NB - Note:
Hunter, Thomas P. - Dec 13, 2011 – SCG - Ob
Hudson, Joan Anderson - Feb. 11, 2008 – NB - Ob
Hutchinson, Dorothy Virginia - Nov. 16, 2008 – NB - Ob
V-Intrieri, Leonard - Jul 7, 2009 - WLC – Ob
Jarvis, Mary Kneedler – Jan 11, 2011 - WLC - Ob
V-Jensen, Al Mar 14, 2014 – NB – Note:
Johnson, Mary W. – Dec 18, 2007 - IGC – Ob
Johnson, Mildred S. - July 5, 2008 – NB - Ob
Johnson, William Thomas. MD – Mar 16, 2002 - IGC - FG
Johnstone, Ellin Fogle – Mar 2, 2010 – SCG (no plaque) – Ob
V-Johnstone, Frank – May 28, 2009 - SCG (no plaque) – Ob
Jones, Hector A. – 1907 – 1964 – HCB-C - FG
Jones, Hector Doyle - May 25, 1934 - Feb. 13, 1994 HCB-C - FG
Jones, Phyllis Prestlow – Feb 8, 2001 - IGC - FG
Jones, Russell D. 1908 – 2006 – HCB-C
V-Joyce, Benjamin - Apr 13, 2012 –SCG - Ob
Joyce, Patricia - Apr 13, 2012 –SCG - Ob
Kalina, Katie - April 19 2013 – IGC
Kalina, Walter Joseph – May 27, 1999 – IGC - FG
Keeling, Clarice Thomas – Mar 5, 1995 - IGC –FG - Ob
Keeling, Henry T. - July 12, 1998 – NB – Ob - Note:
V-Kellam, Henry, Capt. – Died Approximately 1790 – HCB-A1 - Ob - Note - CH8
Kellam, Herbert Stanley - Aug 23, 1898 - Sep 6, 1988 – HCB-C – FG – CH23
Kellam, Langhorne Lewis - July 20, 1901 - Feb 24, 1989 – HCB-C – FG – CH23
Kellam, Nancy - April 1789 – May 1789 – HCB-A1 - FG -HE - Note:
Kincaid, Wesley Keith - Sep 11, 2002 – HCB-B
Kuntz, Evangeline - March 26, 2011 – NB – Ob
V-Lamond, Lt. Col. John Barton - Mar 7, 2008 – NB - Ob
Laws , Jeffrey Timothy - Oct 2, 2014 – SCG - Ob
Leitch, Babs – unknown – HCB-C - FG
Leitch, John David – Mar 17, 1873 – Jun 22 1952 – HCB-C – FG – CH26
V- Leitch, Jr., John David - Sep 30, 1917 - Mar 1, 2004 – HCB-C – FG - Ob
V- Leitch, Elizabeth "Betty" Kidman - Apr 13, 2014 – HCB-C - Ob
Leitch, Mary Sinton – 1876 – 1954 – HCB-C - FG
Liverman, M Roscoe – Sep 8, 2006 – IGC - Ob
Luhring, Alice C. - Oct 14, 2008 - WLC - Ob
Lusk, Julia Slaw - Nov 28, 2010 - NB - Ob
V-MacDougall, Donald - Oct 8, 2009 – WLC – Ob
V-Macgregor, Robert M – Jul 15, 2003 - IGC - FG – Ob
March, Gail Bennett Kerwin - Dec 28, 2013 -  NB - Ob
Marcussen, Elizabthe W. K.H. – Feb 10, 2003 - IGC - FG
Mason, Eleanor H. "Tootsie" - Jan. 13, 2008 – NB - Ob
Mauskapf, Charity Leone Henderson - Jun 2, 2004 – WLC
V-McAtee, George W. - Jun 25, 2008 - FCB - FG -Ob
McAtee, Joyce Davis - Feb 1, 2010 - FCB - Ob
McCoid, Donald W. - Jan 17, 2013 – WLC - Ob
McIntyre, Joan Dounouk – Mar 26, 1929 - Jul 9, 1993 - IGC - FG
Meade, Christine J. - Oct. 12, 1997 - NB
Miani, Baby – Dec 20, 2010 – IGC
Milliken, Margaret R. – Dec 30, 1998 – NB - Ob - Note:
Mitchell, Jean Webb - May 18, 2014 – NB - Ob
Moscopolos, Frances – Beloved Aunt – Jun 5, 1991 – Mar 26, 2008 – HCB-B – FG – CH1
Moscopolos, James - Oct. 28, 1880 - Sep 1, 1953 – HCB-B – FG – CH1
Moscopolos, Monica - May 18, 1895 - Mar 18, 1897 – HCB-B - FG
VH - Moseley, Col Edward (1661-1736) – NB - Note
VH – Moseley, Col Edward Hack, JR (1717-1783) - NB – Note
VH - Moseley, - Colonel Edward H. JR 1743-1814– HCB-A2 - FG  - Ob
V - Murphy Jr, Rear Admiral Charlton L. - May 5, 1908 - Dec 5, 1961 – HCB-C - FG
Murphy, Barbara Leitch - Apr 14, 1913 - Oct 27, 1956 – HCB-C – FG – CH25
Murphy, Charlton L. Jr. – May 5, 1908 – Dec 5, 1961 – HCB-C – CH24
Nash, Belinda Jacqueline - Feb 16, 2016 – NB – Ob
Nelligar, Kathleen W. Jun 9, 2009 – NB - Ob
Olds, Linda Lohrbauer - Nov 16, 2013 – NB – Ob
V - Olsen, Richard l. “Buddy” Feb  28, 2013 – NB - Ob
Orne, Lois Elaine - Jan 5, 2013 – IGC - Ob - Note:
V-Parks, Ann Nivison Bradford - (daughter of Rufus Parks II and Diana Talbot Walke Parks) May 11, 1917 - Jun 21, 2002 – IGC – FG - Ob - Note:
Parks, Diana Talbot Walke Parks (Wife of Rufus Parks II)- Dec 20, 1887 – Dec 9, 1975 – HCB-A3 – FG – CH7 – HE (Diana’s death date at the Carol’s House web page is listed incorrectly as 1915.)- Note:
Parks, Dorothy Duncan (wife of Littleton Walke Parks) – Sep 11, 1923 - Apr 25, 2001 - IGC – FG
V-Parks, Littleton Walke – Dec 23, 2007 (son of Rufus Parks II and Diana Talbot Walke Parks I) – IGC - Ob - Note:
Parks, Rufus II – Mar 15, 1880 – Nov 24, 1956 – HCB-A3 – FG – CH6
V-Payne, Lawrence W. Nov 16, 2012 – SCG - Note: 
Peabody, Mary Landon Oct 9, 2015 - NB  - Ob
Peabody, Edward S. Jr. - Oct 15, 2016 – WLC - Ob
Pefley, Norman - Jul 29, 1890 - Nov 27, 1953 – HCB-C – FG – CH29
Pettet, Bruce W - May 14, 2009 – IGC -Ob
Pettet, Joyce Ann Morris - Oct 28, 2016 -  IGC - Ob
Phillips, Mary B. – Sep 24, 1994 - SCG
V - Pierce, Wayne P. - Nov 1, 2012 – NB
Portlock, Carol Frances - Apr 11, 2000 -NB - Ob
Rabuse, John W. Nov. 5, 2008 – NB - Ob
Reese, Bruce Maynard - May 27, 2013 – SCG
V-Rinehart, Barton B. - Dec 30, 2008 - FCB – Ob
Robertson, Barbara Miller – Mar 2, 2000 - IGC - FG
V-Robertson, Fred Waldo – Jan 6, 2007 - IGC – Ob
Robbins, John W. Jr.  - Sep 18, 2014 – NB - Ob
Saad - Marjorie Joseph - Sep. 4, 2014 - FCB - Ob
VH -Saunders, Capt. Jonathan – 1726 – Jan 1, 1765 – HCB-A2 -HE - Ob
Scherbarth, Sarah "Sugah" May 31, 1944 – Oct 9, 2004 HCB-B FG
Scott, Dorothy Duncan - Dec 14, 2005 - WLC – Ob
V – Scott, Stanley Fitchett- Dec 21, 2012 – WLC - Ob
Sherman, Anne Williams - Sep 19, 2009 - NB – Ob
Sherwood, Grace – Aug 1740 –NB – Note:
Sherwood, James – 1660 - Aug 15, 1701 – HCB-C (most likely) - Ob Note:
V - Shipp, C.L. – Jun 23, 1833 – Apr 28, 1876 – HCB-A2 - FG
Shrader, Lon Stephen - Dec 8, 2009 – WLC – Ob
Smith, Albert James – Mar 30, 2002 - IGC - FG
Smith, Albert Lee - June 17, 2012 – IGC – Ob
Smith, Carol Dann – Apr 6, 2008 – IGC - Ob
V - Smith, Leonard C – Sep 22, 2008 – IGC – Ob
Spencer, Marie L - May 5 , 2014 – NB - Ob
Staver, Peter Preble – Nov 22, 1975 - IGC - FG
Story, Virginia - Feb12, 2013 – NB - Ob
V- Taylor, Raynor A. K.- Sep 3, 2013 – NB - Ob
Thorougood, Betty – 1747 – 1808 – HCB-A1 - FG -HE
VH -Thorowgood,  Capt Adam - 1604- Feb 1640 – NB - MPI – Note
Thorowgood, Sarah - 1609 – Aug 1657 - NB - MPI
VH – Thoroughgood, Col Adam (1750’s-1780’s) – NB - Note
Tobin, Doris Annabelle Sep 8, 2012 – NB - Ob
Toler, Julia F. - Feb 4, 1936 - Feb 24, 1942 – HCB-B – FG – CH37
Trammel, Jane Frances - Mar 11, 2005 – FCB - FG – Ob
V - Tripician, Robert J. - Aug 20, 2012 - IGC –Ob
Tripp, Elizabeth (Bette) - Sep 27, 2007 - SCG
V - Tucker, Beverley D. Jr. - Jun 13, 2014 – GIC - Ob
V - Valentine, Harry Carter Jr. Apr 17, 2014 – NB – Ob
Vaughan, Roger T. - Jul 1, 2011 - NB – Ob
Vaughan, Kimberly G. Sep 13, 2013 – SCG - Ob
Vick, Catherine Gail - Aug 19, 2012 - IGC – Ob
Walke, - Unknown - "Aged 10 Years" – HCB-A3- FG – CH14
Walke, Ann Tabitha - Infant daughter of James R. & Angelena Walke - Aug 1841 - Oct 3, 1842 * -
HCB-A3 – FG – CH16
Walke, Anne Tabatha. - 1814 - Sept 30, 1817 * - HCB-A3 – FG – CH15
Walke, Anne Tabitha – Jun 1817 - Aug 4th, 1837 * - HCB-A3 – FG – CH11
Walke, Anthony - Apr 1812 - Jan 2nd, 1833 * - HCB-A3 – CH12
VH - Walke, PVT Anthony – Feb 1778 - Sept 13, 1820 (Great Grandson of Colonel Walke) * - HCB-A3 – FG – CH13 – Note:
Walke, Anthony Edward – Jul 21, 2006 - IGC
VH -Walke, Colonel Anthony – 1692 - Nov 8, 1768 * - HCB-A3 – FG – CH5
VH – Walke, Col Anthony II - 1726-1779 –NB - Note
Walke, David M. – Jan 26, 1800 – June 9, 1854 * - HCB-A3 – FG – CH4 -HE
Walke, Sarah Livingston – Apr 1819 - Sep 26, 1819 * - HCB-A3 – FG – CH10
VH - Walke, Col Thomas I (1642-1694) – NB – Note
VH – Walke, Capt Thomas IV (1760-1797) – NB - Note
Walke, William – 1762 - Jan 1, 1795 (moved from Ferry Plantations graveyard) – HCB-A3 – FG – CH9 -HE
Walker, Littleton Banks - Sep 27, 1877 - Oct 13, 1954 – HCB-C – FG – CH32
Walker, Mary Bain Jack, Littleton Walker’s wife - Feb 22, 1891 - July 26, 1991 – HCB-C – FG – CH32
Walter, Alice G. - May 30, 2003 – NB - Ob
Warren, Billy Ray Jr. – May 22, 1996 - SCG
Waters, William Wright (Harris) - Nov 7, 1994 WLC - FG
Watterson, Dr. Bruce Carter Jan 2, 2015 – FCB - Ob
Webster, Earl C. - Nov 18, 1889 - Feb 28, 1921 – HCB-C – FG – CH22
Webster, J. Alvin - Earl Webster’s son - 1911 - 1933 – HCB-C – FG – CH21
Weems, Caitlyn - April 30, 2013 – NB
White, Benjamin Dey – Dec 10, 1868 – April 5, 1946 – NB - Ob
Whitehurst, (Infant dauugther of Mr. and Mrs. Roland E) 1938 HCB-C (no marker)
Whitehurst, Oden William – 1862 – 1934 HCB-C (no marker)
Whitehurst, Virginia B. – 1863 – 1936 – HCB-C (no marker)
Williams, Fannie - wife of John Williams (at rest)- Sep 28, 1829 - Oct 31, 1901 – HCB-C – FG – CH20
Williamson, Roberta Prince Grigg – Nov 2, 2015 – NB - Ob
Williford, Katherine P. May 1, 1926 - July 18, 2012 – NB - Ob
Wingfield, Debra L. - May 5, 2014 – NB – Ob
Wood, Elizabeth Ann - Jun 3, 2009 – NB - Ob
Wood, John Clayton Wood, Jr - Dec 19, 2011 - NB - Ob - Note:
V-Woodhouse, George H.H. - July 3, 1840 - Oct 24, 1915 - MPI
Woodhouse, Infant daughter of Josiah and Martha (no marker)
Woodhouse, Josiah - 1862 - 1929 – HCB-B – FG – CH33
Woodhouse, Martha A. - Josiah Woodhouse’s wife - 1868 - 1953 – HCB-B – FG – CH34
V - Wool, John E. (Johnny) Jr.  - Nov 5, 2016 – NB – Ob - Note
Wray, Jacqueline G. Wray - Aug. 22, 2011 – NB - Ob

Alphabetical Listing by Cemetery Section
Modern Cemetery

FCB – Casket Size Plots (Full Casket Burial Ground) 
Copeland, John Randolph - Aug 31, 2000 – FCB -FG
Davis, Herbert Lowell - Mar 3, 2011 - FCB – Ob
Davis, Roberta "Bobbye" Stearns May 4, 2016 –FCB - Ob
Drew, Donald Wesley - Aug 27, 2001, FCB -FG – Ob
Eaton Sr., William G. - Jan 25, 2011 - FCB – Ob
Ennis, Pamela Rinehart – Oct 18, 1992 – FCB -FG
McAtee, George W. - Jun 25, 2008 - FCB - FG -Ob
McAtee, Joyce Davis - Feb 1, 2010 - FCB - Ob
Rinehart, Barton B. - Dec 30, 2008 - FCB – Ob
Saad - Marjorie Joseph - Sep. 4, 2014 - FCB – Ob
Trammel, Jane Frances - Mar 11, 2005 – FCB - FG – Ob
Watterson, Dr. Bruce Carter Jan 2, 2015 – FCB - Ob

WLC – Wall Columbarium 
Allender, Charlotte 'Chaussie' Trenholme Guedalia - Dec 12, 2010 - WLC - Ob
Cramer, Alice Wilson – May 29, 1922 – Mar 31, 1997 – WLC - FG
DuVall, Jr., Seab Edgar "Frenchie" - Nov 5, 2008 – WLC – Ob
Flautt, Barbara A. Apr, 17, 2014 – WLC – Ob
Freeman, John Lawrence - May 12, 2004 - WLC - FG - Ob
Gibboney, Mary Anne - Dec 30, 2010 - WLC - FG - Ob
Guthrie, Gail H. - Dec 28, 2010 - WLC – Ob
Intrieri, Leonard - Jul 7, 2009 - WLC – Ob
Jarvis, Mary Kneedler – Jan 11, 2011 - WLC - Ob
Luhring, Alice C. - Oct 14, 2008 - WLC - Ob
MacDougall, Donald - Oct 8, 2009 – WLC – Ob
Mauskapf, Charity Leone Henderson - Jun 2, 2004 – WLC
McCoid, Donald W. - Jan 17, 2013 – WLC - Ob
Peabody, Edward S. Jr. - Oct 15, 2016 – WLC - Ob
Scott, Dorothy Duncan - Dec 14, 2005 - WLC – Ob
Stanley Fitchett - Dec 21, 2012 – WLC - Ob
Shrader, Lon Stephen - Dec 8, 2009 – WLC – Ob
Vasta, Helen E. - July 20, 2012 – WLC - Ob
Waters, William Wright (Harris) - Nov 7, 1994 WLC - FG

IGC – In-ground Columbarium
Awbrey, Charles P. Jr. - Dec 23, 2011 – IGC - Ob
Awbrey, Roy Dale Cdr USN Ret – May 23, 2010 - IGC – Ob
Babb, Martha Frances Maxwell – Jul 10, 2000 - IGC -FG
Beale Jr., Robert O. - Mar 1, 2011 - IGC – Ob
Bowers, Rita Dolores – Oct 9, 1997 - IGC & MPI - FG
Bowers, Robert N. - Jun 23, 2014 – IGC - Ob
Coleman, John F. – Jun 6, 1999 - IGC -FG
Doris, Helena Stewart – Jul 18, 1992 - IGC -FG
Feltman, Jose C – Dec 14, 1904 – May 26, 1992 – IGC - FG
Groenke, Mark J. – Aug 30, 1989 – IGC - FG -Ob
Guarnieri, Lewis John – Feb 11, 2007 - IGC - FG - Ob
Hadfield, Allan Smith – Jul 17, 1999 - IGC - FG
Hadfield, Caroline Forbe – Jun 17, 1999 - IGC -FG
Hill, Diana Talbot Parks (daughter of Rufus II and Dina Parks I) - Sep 21, 1920 - Nov 9, 2000 - IGC -FG – Ob
Hill, William Bethel Jr. – Nov 25, 2006 - IGC
Hoffecker, Louis K. – Jul 8, 1997 – IGC - FG
Hoffecker, Rowland G. – Aug 15, 2005 - IGC -FG
House, Christopher Martin – Feb 23, 2008 – IGC -Ob
Howle, Morley Vial – Jan 11, 1996 - IGC -FG
Johnson, Mary W. – Dec 18, 2007 - IGC – Ob
Johnson, William Thomas. MD – Mar 16, 2002 - IGC - FG
Jones, Phyllis Prestlow – Feb 8, 2001 - IGC - FG
Kalina, Katie - April 19 2013 – IGC
Kalina, Walter Joseph – May 27, 1999 – IGC - FG
Keeling, Clarice Thomas – Mar 5, 1995 - IGC –FG - Ob
Liverman, M Roscoe – Sep 8, 2006 – IGC - Ob
Macgregor, Robert M – Jul 15, 2003 - IGC - FG – Ob
Marcussen, Elizabthe W. K.H. – Feb 10, 2003 - IGC - FG
Orne, Lois Elaine - Jan 5, 2013 – IGC - Ob - Note
Parks, Ann Nivison Bradford - (daughter of Rufus Parks II and Diana Talbot Walke Parks) May 11, 1917 - Jun 21, 2002 – IGC – FG - Ob - Note:
Parks, Dorothy Duncan (wife of Littleton Walke Parks) – Sep 11, 1923 - Apr 25, 2001 - IGC – FG
Parks, Littleton Walke – Dec 23, 2007 (son of Rufus Parks II and Diana Talbot Walke Parks I) – IGC - Ob - Note:
Pettet, Bruce W - May 14, 2009 – IGC -Ob
Pettet, Joyce Ann Morris - Oct 28, 2016 -  IGC - Ob
Robertson, Barbara Miller – Mar 2, 2000 - IGC - FG
Robertson, Fred Waldo – Jan 6, 2007 - IGC – Ob
Smith, Albert James – Mar 30, 2002 - IGC - FG
Smith, Albert Lee - June 17, 2012 – IGC – Ob
Smith, Carol Dann – Apr 6, 2008 – IGC - Ob
Smith, Leonard C – Sep 22, 2008 – IGC – Ob
Staver, Peter Preble – Nov 22, 1975 - IGC - FG
Tripician, Robert J. - Aug 20, 2012 - IGC –Ob
Vick, Catherine Gail - Aug 19, 2012 - IGC – Ob
Walke, Anthony Edward – Jul 21, 2006 - IGC

SCG – Memorial Garden (Scattering Garden)
Arnold III, Joseph David - Nov. 5, 2008 - SCG - Ob
Berglund, Sheila Muschett – May 6, 1994 - SCG
Clark, Charles W. – May 1, 1994 - SCG
Holland William E., Jr Nov 25, 2015 – SCG - Ob
Hunter, Thomas P. - Dec 13, 2011 – SCG - Ob
Johnstone, Ellin Fogle – Mar 2, 2010 – SCG (no plaque) – Ob
Johnstone, Frank – May 28, 2009 - SCG (no plaque) – Ob
Joyce, Benjamin - Apr 13, 2012 –SCG - Ob
Joyce, Patricia - Apr 13, 2012 –SCG - Ob
Laws , Jeffrey Timothy - Oct 2, 2014 – SCG - Ob
Payne, Lawrence W. Nov 16, 2012 – SCG - Note:
Phillips, Mary B. – Sep 24, 1994 - SCG
Reese, Bruce Maynard - May 27, 2013 – SCG
Tripp, Elizabeth (Bette) - Sep 27, 2007 - SCG (no marker)
Vaughan, Kimberly G. Sep 13, 2013 – SCG - Ob
Warren, Billy Ray Jr. – May 22, 1996 - SCG

NB – Not Buried at Old Donation Cemetery -
Members buried elsewhere

Awbrey, Rev Kathleen Davie Mizell, Oct 2, 2008 – NB - Ob
Barnett, Charles M. - April 26, 1940 – NB – Ob
Barnett, Stella Crowder - Oct 11, 1912 – (wife of Charles Barnett) - NB – Ob
Barry, Joyce Marie (Kelley) Barry - Mar 7, 2017 –NB – Ob
Baxter, Mary Roush - Oct 10, 2013 – SCG - Ob
Biggs, Ann Smith- July 17, 2008 – NB – Ob
Blandford, Roland Gill –Jun 23, 1998 – NB - Ob
Briggs, Robert C. - Apr 24, 2011 - NB – Ob
Briggs, Madene Rita - Jan 30, 2014 – NB –Ob
Brower, The Rev. Anne C. M.D. – NB - Oct 29, 2013 - NB - Ob
Charlton, Evelyn W. - Jan 3, 2014 – NB - Ob
Compton, Bryan W. III Aug 23, 2013 – NB - Ob
Crist, Barbara Hopkins - Dec 23, 2011 - NB - Ob
Edwards, Donald L. Sep 8, 2016 – NG - Ob
English, Robert N. - Jan 30, 2011 - NB
Erickson, Ethel - Jun 8, 2010 - NB – Ob
Ferebee, Constance L. - May 28, 2012 – NB - Ob
Ferebee, John T. Sr - Feb 27, 2010 – NB - Ob
Fremd, Harry LeRoy - Jul 5, 2011 - NB - Ob
Garriott, Jane Harrison - Feb 27, 2017 – NB -Ob
Gordner, Rae Mann - Nov 26, 2013 – NB - Ob
Gribble, Russ – Aug 31, 2009 - NB – Ob
Griffith, Paul - Jan 20, 2009 - NB - Ob
Grubbs, Barbara K. – Mar 23, 2004 – NB - Ob
Grubbs,Colonel Alfred T. - Apr 26, 2013 – NB
Grubbs, Minnie Virginia - Dec 1, 2012 – NB – Ob
Haas, Ursula  - July 8, 2014 – NB - Ob
Haines, Winifred (Winn) Lamar - Aug. 15, 1916 - Feb. 2, 2008 – NB – Ob
Hall, Sharon B. Hall  - Apr 29, 2014. – NB – Ob
Harlow Viewlette A. - Jan 16, 2012 – NB - Ob
Hazen, Amy Elizabeth "Betty" - Oct 27, 2016 - NB – Ob
Heck, Elmer Gardner - Apr 15, 2004 - NB - Ob
Hoggard, Thurmer IV - Nov 4, 1902 – NB - Ob
Holt, Betty Kathryn - May 18, 2013 – NB
Hornor, Celia Theresa - Oct 9, 2010 - NB – Ob
Howren, Ethel Hudgins - Sep 30, 1905 - Feb 4, 1983 – NB - Note:
Hudson, Joan Anderson - Feb. 11, 2008 – NB - Ob
Hutchinson, Dorothy Virginia - Nov. 16, 2008 – NB - Ob
Jensen, Al Mar 14, 2014 – NB – Note:
Johnson, Mildred S. - July 5, 2008 – NB - Ob
Keeling, Henry T. - July 12, 1998 – NB – Ob - Note:
Kuntz, Evangeline - March 26, 2011 – NB – Ob
Lamond, Lt. Col. John Barton - Mar 7, 2008 – NB - Ob
Lusk, Julia Slaw - Nov 28, 2010 - NB - Ob
March, Gail Bennett Kerwin - Dec 28, 2013 -  NB - Ob
Mason, Eleanor H. "Tootsie" - Jan. 13, 2008 – NB - Ob
Meade, Christine J. - Oct. 12, 1997 - NB
Milliken, Margaret R. – Dec 30, 1998 – NB - Ob - Note:
Mitchell, Jean Webb - May 18, 2014 – NB - Ob
Nash, Belinda Jacqueline - Feb 16, 2016 – NB – Ob
Nelligar, Kathleen W. Jun 9, 2009 – NB - Ob
Olds, Linda Lohrbauer - Nov 16, 2013 – NB – Ob
Olsen, Richard l. “Buddy” Feb  28, 2013 – NB - Ob
Peabody, Mary Landon Oct 9, 2015 - NB  - Ob
Pierce, Wayne P. - Nov 1,2012 – NB
Portlock, Carol Frances - Apr 11, 2000 -NB - Ob
Rabuse, John W. Nov. 5, 2008 – NB - Ob
Robbins, John W. Jr.  - Sep 18, 2014 – NB - Ob
Sherman, Anne Williams - Sep 19, 2009 - NB – Ob
Sherwood, Grace – Aug 1740 –NB – Note:
Spencer, Marie L - May 5 , 2014 – NB - Ob
Story, Virginia - Feb 12, 2013 – NB - Ob
Taylor, Raynor A. K.- Sep 3, 2013 – NB - Ob
Thorowgood,  Capt Adam - 1604- Feb 1640 – NB - MPI – Note
Thorowgood, Sarah - 1609 – Aug 1657 - NB - MPI
Thoroughgood, Col Adam (1750’s-1780’s) – NB - Note
Tobin, Doris Annabelle Sep 8, 2012 – NB - Ob
Valentine, Harry Carter Jr. Apr 17, 2014 – NB – Ob
Vasta, Helen E. - July 20, 2012 – WLC - Ob
Vaughan, Roger T. - Jul 1, 2011 - NB – Ob
Walke, Col Anthony II - 1726-1779 –NB - Note
VH - Walke, Col Thomas I (1642-1694) – NB – Note
VH – Walke, Capt Thomas IV (1760-1797) – NB - Note
Walter, Alice G. - May 30, 2003 – NB - Ob
Weems, Caitlyn - April 30, 2013 – NB
White, Benjamin Dey – Dec 10, 1868 – April 5, 1946 – NB - Ob
Williamson, Roberta Prince Grigg – Nov 2, 2015 – NB - Ob
Williford, Katherine P. May 1, 1926 - July 18, 2012 – NB - Ob
Wingfield, Debra L. - May 5, 2014 – NB – Ob
Wood, Elizabeth Ann - Jun 3, 2009 – NB - Ob
Wood, John Clayton Wood, Jr - Dec 19, 2011 - NB - Ob - Note:
Woodhouse, Infant daughter of Josiah and Martha (no marker)
Wool, John E. (Johnny) Jr.  - Nov 5, 2016 – NB – Ob - Note
Wray, Jacqueline G. Wray - Aug. 22, 2011 – NB - Ob


Inside the Church
MPI – Memorial plaque inscriptions
Bonney, John - before 1733 – after 1760 -MPI
Dawley, Captain Dennis - before 1760 – after 1779 - MPI
Dawley, Elizabeth Bonney Dawley (wife of Captain Dennis Dawley) mid 18th century - MPI
Dickson, Reverend Robert – 1716 - Feb 1777 - MPI - Note:
Fentress, May Etta Belle - May 17, 1870 – Nov 2, 1915 - MPI
Thorowgood, Adam - 1604- Feb 1640 - MPI
Thorowgood, Sarah - 1609 – Aug 1657 - MPI
Woodhouse, George H.H. - July 3, 1840 - Oct 24, 1915 - MPI
GIC – Graves in the church
Alfriend, Mary Emily Hume (wife of Rev Alfriend) - Jun 10, 1869 – Oct 22, 1952 – GIC
Alfriend, Reverend Richard J. - Oct. 1, 1860 – Jan. 6, 1923 -GIC.

HCB –Historic Cemetery Burial
Section A has 3 parts and is on the right side of the church (facing the church front door)
A1-At the side of the church by the air conditioning units Henderson, John – 1769 – 1825 – HCB-A1 - FG -HE
Kellam, Henry, Capt. – Died Approximately 1790 – HCB-A1 - Note:
Kellam, Nancy - April 1789 – May 1789 – HCB-A1 - FG -HE - Note:
Thorougood, Betty – 1747 – 1808 – HCB-A1 - FG -HE
A2-In front of the handicapped parking and out of the side door of the Sacristy (oldest graves – Revolutionary War) Herbert, A.T. (Buck) – Mar 11, 1913 – Aug 25, 1950 – HCB-A2 - FG
Herbert, Edward Henry – Jul 14, 1878 – Aug 24, 1943 – HCB-A2 – FG – Ob
Herbert, Harriet – Dec 18, 1895 – Aug 25, 1954 – HCB-A2 - FG
Moseley, - Colonel Edward H. 1743 - Feb. 4, 1814 – HCB-A2 - FG
Saunders, Capt. Jonathan – 1726 – Jan 1, 1765 – HCB-A2 -HE
Shipp, C.L. – Jun 23, 1833 – Apr 28, 1876 – HCB-A2 - FG
A3-The Walke burial area plus some others - an asterisk (*) indicates the graves were moved from the Walke family cemetery to Old Donation Church Cemetery.
Garner, Lucille L. – Sep 18, 1920 – Jul 8, 2004 – HCB-A3- FG -Ob
Garner, William H. – Aug 21, 1917 – Dec 14, 1966 – HCB-A3 - FG - Note:
Parks, Diana Talbot Walke Parks (Wife of Rufus Parks II)- Dec 20, 1887 – Dec 9, 1975 – HCB-A3 – FG –
Parks, Rufus II – Mar 15, 1880 – Nov 24, 1956 – HCB-A3 – FG – CH6
Walke, - Unknown - "Aged 10 Years" – HCB-A3- FG – CH14
Walke, Ann Tabitha - Infant daughter of James R. & Angelena Walke - Aug 1841 - Oct 3, 1842 * -
HCB-A3 – FG – CH16
Walke, Anne Tabatha. - 1814 - Sept 30, 1817 * - HCB-A3 – FG – CH15
Walke, Anne Tabitha – Jun 1817 - Aug 4th, 1837 * - HCB-A3 – FG – CH11
Walke, Anthony - Apr 1812 - Jan 2nd, 1833 * - HCB-A3 – CH12
Walke, Anthony – Feb 1778 - Sept 13, 1820 * - HCB-A3 – FG – CH13
Walke, Colonel Anthony – 1692 - Nov 8, 1768 * - HCB-A3 – FG – CH5
Walke, David M. – Jan 26, 1800 – June 9, 1854 * - HCB-A3 – FG – CH4 -HE
Walke, Sarah Livingston – Apr 1819 - Sep 26, 1819 * - HCB-A3 – FG – CH10
Walke, William – 1762 - Jan 1, 1795 (moved from Ferry Plantations graveyard) – HCB-A3 – FG – CH9 -HE

B - Section B is to the left side of the church
Campbell, Berlin W. - 1893 - 1936 – HCB-B – FG – CH35
Campbell, Robert R. - 1888 – 1952 – HCB-B – FG – CH36
Duhansky, Frances - 1867 - 1937 – HCB-B – FG – CH2 -HE
Duhansky, Martin - 1855 - 1942 – HCB-B – FG – CH3
Kincaid, Wesley Keith - Sep 11, 2002 – HCB-B
Moscopolos, Frances – Beloved Aunt – Jun 5, 1991 – Mar 26, 2008 – HCB-B – FG – CH1
Moscopolos, James - Oct. 28, 1880 - Sep 1, 1953 – HCB-B – FG – CH1
Moscopolos, Monica - May 18, 1895 - Mar 18, 1897 – HCB-B - FG
Scherbarth, Sarah "Sugah" May 31, 1944 – Oct 9, 2004 HCB-B FG
Toler, Julia F. - Feb 4, 1936 - Feb 24, 1942 – HCB-B – FG – CH37
Woodhouse, Josiah - 1862 - 1929 – HCB-B – FG – CH33
Woodhouse, Martha A. - Josiah Woodhouse’s wife - 1868 - 1953 – HCB-B – FG – CH34

C - Section C is in the back of the church. Biddle, Ann Butt - 1857 – 1933 – HCB-C – FG – CH18
Biddle, William Etheridge – Nov 6 1856 - April 1, 1915 - MPI & – HCB-C –FG – CH17 & MPI -HE
Brownley, Anna – 1781 - Oct 8, 1853 – HCB-C – -CH19 -FG -HE
Brownley, Jno. (John) – 1780 - Sep 28, 1819 – HCB-C - CH19
Dixon, Sarah – 1812 - Feb 16, 1873- HCB-C (marker broken off and beside William) - HE
Dixon, William – 1807 – Feb 16, 1853 – HCB-C (marker partially buried in a tree) -HE
Dowling, Annis L. – Glenn Dowling’s wife -Oct 31, 1897 - Aug 24, 1989 – HCB-C - FG
Dowling, Glenn A. - Sept 23, 1891 - Aug 14, 1984 – HCB-C – FG – CH28
Elton, Maurice Arthur - husband of Ellen Mary Laxton - 1868 - 1943 – HCB-C – FG – CH27 - HE
Etheredge, Ruth Bennett Hines - Mar. 14, 1925 - Dec. 3, 1985 – HCB-C – FG – CH30 - Note:
Etheredge, William Henry - Mar 12, 1906 - Feb 2, 1953 – HCB-C – FG – CH30 -Ob
Gwynne, Kemp - Virginia F1 USNR World War II May 29, 1911 – June 28, 1962 – HCB-C - FG
H. J. unknown – HCB-C - FG
Hazeltine, Frederick Gordon Burnham - Nov 4, 1896 - Nov 5, 1969 – HCB-C –FG – CH27
Hazeltine, Grace Goode - Frederick Hazeltine’s wife - Mar 21, 1907 - Feb 12, 1986 – HCB-C – CH27
Hodges, Helen F. - 1910 - 1965 – HCB-C – FG – CH31
Hodges, James Rudolph - June 26, 1910 – Oct 25, 1951 – HCB-C - FG
Hodges, Maurice K, Sr – 1908 - 1988 – HCB-C - FG – CH31
Jones, Hector A. – 1907 – 1964 – HCB-C - FG
Jones, Hector Doyle - May 25, 1934 - Feb. 13, 1994 HCB-C - FG
Jones, Russell D. 1908 – 2006 – HCB-C
Kellam, Herbert Stanley - Aug 23, 1898 - Sep 6, 1988 – HCB-C – FG – CH23
Kellam, Langhorne Lewis - July 20, 1901 - Feb 24, 1989 – HCB-C – FG – CH23
Leitch, Babs – unknown – HCB-C - FG
Leitch, John David – Mar 17, 1873 – Jun 22 1952 – HCB-C – FG – CH26
Leitch, Elizabeth "Betty" Kidman - Apr 13, 2014 – HCB-C - Ob 
Leitch, Jr., John David - Sep 30, 1917 - Mar 1, 2004 – HCB-C – FG - Ob
Leitch, Mary Sinton – 1876 – 1954 – HCB-C - FG
Murphy Jr, Rear Admiral Charlton L. - May 5, 1908 - Dec 5, 1961 – HCB-C - FG
Murphy, Barbara Leitch - Apr 14, 1913 - Oct 27, 1956 – HCB-C – FG – CH25
Murphy, Charlton L. Jr. – May 5, 1908 – Dec 5, 1961 – HCB-C – CH24
Pefley, Norman - Jul 29, 1890 - Nov 27, 1953 – HCB-C – FG – CH29
Sherwood, James – 1660 - Aug 15, 1701 – HCB-C (most likely) Note:
Walker, Littleton Banks - Sep 27, 1877 - Oct 13, 1954 – HCB-C – FG – CH32
Walker, Mary Bain Jack, Littleton Walker’s wife - Feb 22, 1891 - July 26, 1991 – HCB-C – FG – CH32
Webster, Earl C. - Nov 18, 1889 - Feb 28, 1921 – HCB-C – FG – CH22
Webster, J. Alvin - Earl Webster’s son - 1911 - 1933 – HCB-C – FG – CH21
Whitehurst, (Infant dauugther of Mr. and Mrs. Roland E) 1938 HCB-C (no marker)
Whitehurst, Oden William – 1862 – 1934 HCB-C (no marker)
Whitehurst, Virginia B. – 1863 – 1936 – HCB-C (no marker)
Williams, Fannie - wife of John Williams (at rest)- Sep 28, 1829 - Oct 31, 1901 – HCB-C – FG – CH20

Wall Columbarium (WLC), 
In-ground Columbarium (IGC),
Scattering Garden (SCG),
Full Casket Burial Ground (FCB), and
Not Buried at Old Donation (NB)


Mar 7, 2017 –NB - Joyce Marie (Kelley) Barry, age 87, a resident of Virginia Beach for over fifty years, died on March 7, 2017. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the only child of her deceased parents, Dr. and Mrs. John E. Kelley of Cambridge, Massachusetts and Miami, Florida. Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, CDR USN(Ret.), John M. "Jack " Barry of Virginia Beach, VA. She graduated Cambridge High & Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she met her husband, Jack. Jack was designated a Naval Aviator, and in 1955 they married. Together, Joyce and Jack enjoyed thirty years of travel to naval assignments which included Panama, Bermuda and various U.S. Navy commands as well as a temporary duty which allowed a visit in England. As a Navy wife, Joyce made "home" for their family at US Naval Air Station, Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone; US Naval Air Station, Bermuda; US Naval Air Training Command, Pensacola, FL; US Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD; U.S. Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA; US Naval Training Air Command, Corpus Christi, TX and at their "retirement" home in Virginia Beach, VA. Joyce and Jack enjoyed retirement by traveling and seeing the natural beauty of many of the National Parks. They participated in Elderhostel Active Programs throughout our country on the rivers and in the mountains. Visiting the western states became most prominent in their travels. Photography was her passion and photographing nature and animals was paramount. She recently had begun the wood-carving of wildfowl. From early childhood Joyce had a keen interest in target shooting and became expert in pistol and skeet. She was an avid genealogist, researching and documenting both sides of their families from the 1600s to the present day and she enjoyed sharing it with many family members. Joyce was an animal lover, and while in Texas she acquired two West Highland White Terriers. She showed them on the AKC circuit and won many ribbons and show honors. Joyce enjoyed life to the fullest with her loving husband and their three children's families with five loving grandsons and, as she would say, their "favorite" granddaughter.  As a member for over 50 years of the Thoroughgood Garden Club in Virginia Beach, Joyce had served as President, Treasurer and Photographer. She also served as Treasurer and Photographer for the Council of Garden Clubs, Virginia Beach, The Suburban Womans' Club and the Hermitage Garden Club. For over ten years, Joyce enjoyed being a photographer for activities at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Her favorite time was taking active photos at the children's Vacation Bible School each year.  Survivors include three children: Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Barry (Jean) of Highland, Michigan, Dr. & Mrs. J. Mark Barry ( Kristy) of Mt Pleasant, SC, Mr. & Mrs. Kevin M. Long (Liane Jeanne Barry) of Virginia Beach and six grandchildren, Mr.& Mrs. Stephen Scott Barry (Anna ), Robert Gene Barry(fiancée, Tina), Katelyn Marie Barry and brother, John Mark Barry, Jr., Kyle Matthew Long and Ryan Michael Long. Joyce is also survived by many cousins in Virginia, Massachusetts, Florida, Connecticut and Colorado. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel on Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Interment will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund, Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com  Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 9, 2017


Feb 27, 2017 – NB - Jane Harrison Garriott  70, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away on February 27, 2017, after an unexpected brain aneurysm.  She was preceded in death by her parents, William Henry Harrison, Jr., and Virginia Hey Harrison. Survivors include her beloved husband of 47 years, Micheal Huntley Garriott; her children, Elizabeth Garriott Hearle and Micheal Huntley Garriott, Jr.; her brother, William Henry Harrison, III; and many other family members and friends. The light of her life were her six grandchildren: Alexa, John and Hudson Hearle and Taylor, Jesse and Morgan Garriott. Jane graduated from Princess Anne High School and Mary Washington College. After earning a master's degree, she spent almost 30 years in education, finishing her career at Old Donation Center for the Gifted and Talented as a teacher and a gifted testing specialist. She believed passionately in the importance of education and passed that love of learning on to her children and grandchildren. She treasured her multitude of friends in her neighborhood, her bridge groups, her book clubs, and her church.  A memorial service will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church at 4449 North Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Capital Campaign Fund at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at:  www.hollomon-brown.com  


Dec 10, 2016 - NB - William E. Boyll "Bill", 82, passed away. He was predeceased by his father, Esten A. Boyll of Oklahoma and mother Bessie M. Davis of Illinois; his partner, James Garrett, Jr.; and nephew, Steve Burger. Left to cherish his memory are sisters, Jean Burger (Bob) and Susie Kearns (Bobby); niece, Lib Burkette (Jay); great-niece, Lindsey Burkette; great-nephew, Nick Burkette; Chris Brush, many faculty, extended family and friends. Bill was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. He received his B.S. degree from Indiana State Teachers College with a major in Choral Music. He also received a Masters in Education from the University of Virginia. He served in the US Navy from 1956 1958. Bill taught for the Virginia Beach Public School system for 32 years, mostly at Cox High School. He loved traveling, gardening, cooking and was an accomplished organist. Bill sang in church choirs and most recently with the St. Cecilia Choir at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach where he also served as a docent.  A memorial service will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Old Donation Music Program or the Building Fund. Condolences may be made to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com


Nov 5, 2016 – NB - John E. (Johnny) Wool, Jr. passed away at home on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Born September 7, 1931 in Princess Anne, MD. he was predeceased by his father, John E. Wool, Sr., his mother Margaret Hanley, and his brother T.J. (Ted) Wool, III. Johnny is survived by his loving wife, Rita Evelyn Wool, with whom he shared many happy years. His sister in law Jane K. Eilertsen (Jim). Two nieces, Anne Sidney Jordan (Gene) and Toddy Burt (Steve), and a nephew, Jack Wool (Somer). Great nieces and nephews Kylee (Patrick), Marshall, Matthew, Sarah Kellam, Grace, Emma, Teddy and Lauren who gave him great joy. A cousin Joe Wool (Debbie) among many other family and cherished friends. Johnny graduated from Norfolk Academy in 1951 and later attended Virginia Tech. He served in the Army Combat Engineers. Johnny joined his father in the lumber business and served as President of the John E. Wool Lumber Company. He later joined the Newman family at Greenwich Supply Corporation until his retirement. Johnny served as a director in the Virginia Building Material Association and was a member of the Norfolk Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Johnny and Evelyn were very active in the community and their church Old Donation Episcopal Church. A private burial will be in the family plot at Forest Lawn Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 11, 11:30am at Old Donation Episcopal Church 4449 N. Witchduck Rd, Va. Beach 23455, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the church or a charity of your choice. Published in The Virginian Pilot on Nov. 9, 2016
Note: Dear Old Donation family, Johnny Wool, one of our well-known and faithful parishioners, died this past Saturday morning. Johnny was a great man, and a friend to all. To the end, he remained active in many circles in our parish and beyond and will be greatly missed. He was a faithful member of the Men's Breakfast crew for many years, and always had a story to tell. Johnny's funeral will be held this Friday at 11:30am, with a reception to follow. We give thanks for Johnny's life, and our prayers go out for his soul and for his wife Evelyn and the family he left behind. Peace and blessings, Ashley+

Oct 28, 2016 -  IGC - Joyce Ann Morris Pettet went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 28, 2016. Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Williams Pettet. Joyce was born on October 2, 1933 and is survived by her son and his wife, Brian and Vickie Pettet, her daughter and her husband, Kathleen and Rick Essex, and her two grandchildren and their spouses, Virginia Essex Koontz and Cameron, and Erik Essex and Victoria. Joyce will be remembered by family and friends as a woman who was humorous, kind, and thoughtful. She loved the Lord, served Him well in her family and church community, and was a long time member of her church choir for many years at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Just as God wrote Joyce's life story on this earth, He also wrote the perfect script on her last day. As she was entering heaven, she heard her son's voice praying God's promises over her from Psalm 23: "The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.", and "I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, November 4, 2016, at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association , Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, Virginia 23502 or Old Donation Church Music Fund, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455. Online condolences may be expressed at www.vacremationsociety.com Published in The Virginian Pilot on Nov. 2, 2016
Note: Soon after the fall of Saigon in 1975 Mary Anne Gibboney (Nov 25, 1938 - Dec 30, 2010) and Joyce worked with Lutheran Immigration Service to help relocate a Vietnamese family who had worked for the Americans and fled Vietnam in the wake of the North Vietnamese takeover.  Arriving in America they needed a sponsor. Mary Anne and Joyce immediately answered the call from the Lutheran Immigration Service. They found a few who volunteered to help despite an initial negative response from the church. With only days before their arrival, the small church group worked around the clock to prepare for the family, finding an apartment and a job for the father driving a delivery truck. Finally people in the church came around to the projects with an outpouring of gifts, time, energy, and money. For many years the family flourished in the church and in the community. The lives of the Nguyen Family and those who knew them were richly rewarded, and for the church, the Nguyen’s left a profound understanding of why we fought in Vietnam, with the relocation of a family made possible by Mary Anne Gibboney and Joyce Pettet.  See Notable Church Women @ http://1bob9.blogspot.com/2016/02/temp.html. In 2002 Joyce started KnitWits, a knitting and crocheting group that met weekly and provided a knitted blanket to each baby baptized. See Old Donation History @ http://1bob9.blogspot.com/2009/06/old-donation-history.html Submitted by Bob Perrine, Church Historian


Oct 27, 2016 - ? - Amy Elizabeth "Betty" Hazen - 98, of Virginia Beach, passed peacefully on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Betty enjoyed sewing and was an accomplished dress maker. She was involved with gardening, Butterfly and Orchid Societies, and, her greatest joy, caring for animals, especially her rescued greyhound Ripley and multiple rescued cats. She worked in retail and management, serving as a role model to her children. She was well-loved by a large circle of friends and continued her weekly lunches out with the girls until shortly before her death. Her High School Sorority met well into their seventies. She kept fit swimming and volunteering for the Humane Society. She loved to travel and was fortunate to go to Alaska and Hawaii (her favorites), the Grand Canyon, Ireland, France and Belgium. Her trips to Disney World with her grandchildren were treasured. She is survived by her children: Bonnie Bickerstaff (Roy), Wendy Biddle, Robert Hazen (Debra) and Donna Hazen Nance (George), grandchildren Megan Bickerstaff (Bill), Jenni Bickerstaff (Peter), Melinda Ilsley (Kyle), Ashley Hazen, Amy Kelsey, Jeff Biddle, and great-grandchildren Mya, Bryce, Mason, Brayden, Landon, Berkley, Lucas and Shaye. We take comfort in knowing she led a full life and was surrounded by a lot of love. In the words of her great granddaughter Berkley "We are not done telling you all the words we want to say, we haven't had enough time." God Bless Great MomMom, Rest well. You are now at peace and in a better place. For service information and to leave condolences for Betty's family please visit www.altmeyerfh.com. In lieu of flowers please visit www.tmcfunding.com to make donations to either Grey2K or VBSPCA in Betty's name. Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 30, 2016
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary-search.aspx?daterange=30&lastname=Hazen&countryid=1&stateid=59&affiliateid=2290
Note: Her remains were given to the state as an anatomical donation for use in medical education. SeeThe Gift of Leaving Your Body To Science,” @ http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/departments/CellDevelopmentalBiology/anatomicalboard/Pages/default.aspx
Note: A Memorial service will be held at Old Donation Church, Saturday 19 Nov @ 4:30 (right after the Oyster Roast).

Oct 15, 2016 – WLC - Edward S. Peabody, Jr. died October 15, 2016, in his Virginia Beach home. Mr. Peabody was born October 23rd, 1922 in Norfolk, VA. He was a long time resident of Virginia Beach and member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. He retired from the highway construction business as president of E.V. Williams Co. in 1997. He was predeceased by his first wife Emilie Owens Peabody, who died in 1995, and his second wife Mary Landon Peabody, who died in 2015. He is survived by his two children, E. Stiles Peabody, III, (Nora) and Victoria O. Beasley (Bill); three grandchildren, Andrea K. Peabody, Edward S. Peabody, IV, and Emilie M. Beasley; and his two step children, Stacy Saville and Bill Landon and their families. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2016, in Old Donation Episcopal Church. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening. Memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church Building Fund. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com  Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 18, 2016 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=edward-s-peabody&pid=181983420&fhid=15639

Sep 8, 2016 – NB - Donald L. Edwards: Virginia Beach - CDR Donald Lewis Edwards, USN, (Ret.) age 88, died September 8, 2016 at the Virginia Beach home of his niece Carol Shrader. He was a long time resident of Virginia Beach, retiring in the Kempsville home he purchased during a tour of duty in Hampton Roads. Don, born in Neshoba Co, MS was the son of Richmond Conwell Edwards & his wife Queenie Lavada McNeill. A brilliant man, he graduated from high school at age 15. Following his graduation the family moved to Arkansas. Junior college was followed by the beginning of his distinguished Naval Career. He loved to tell stories of his experiences and adventures around the globe. Service began at the end of WWII & also included the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War.  Following retirement Don attended Old Dominion University & received a degree in Accounting. Deciding not to enter the work world, he spent his days enjoying reading, computers & electronics. He loved his annual 3 month "deployment" in a camper for trout fishing in New Mexico near an area where he had done a naval tour of duty. He was a devoted member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. Don married the love of his life, Edna Elaine Hall while on a naval cruise. Edna met his ship in Jacksonville. They then drove up the coast to Georgia to get a marriage license.  He was predeceased by his parents, spouse, and brother, Robert Mills. Surviving to cherish his memory is his niece, Carol Mills Shrader of Virginia Beach, who he called the daughter he never had; sisters-in-law, Joyce Gilbert, Helen Fulp, & Oneta Nichols; additional nieces & nephews, including Lynn Mills Libell, Bob Mills, & Rob Fulp; and great-nephew, Neal Shrader. The family would like to give a special thank you to Amy & Angela with Sentara Hospice Services, who became like family. A funeral service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, September 10 at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. Visitation will begin at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at noon on Monday, September 12 at Albert G. Horton Jr Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's 2016 Campaign to Conquer Cancer, P O Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741-9901. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com - Published in The Virginian Pilot on Sept. 9, 2016 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=donald-l-edwards&pid=181344453&fhid=15639

May 4, 2016 – FCB - Roberta "Bobbye" Stearns Davis  80, of Westminster-Canterbury, passed away May 4, 2016.  A native of Alexandria, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Erastus Wiley Stearns, Jr. and Roberta Schneider Stearns. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Lowell Davis.  She graduated from St. Agnes High School and then spent one year at Hollins College in Roanoke, VA. Bobbye and Lowell were married at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria in 1955. She and her loving husband Lowell lived in Alexandria for 40 years while Lowell worked as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of PEPCO. Bobbye supported Lowell's career and spent many years as a volunteer for various institutions including Alexandria Hospital and Arlington House at Arlington National Cemetery. Bobbye and Lowell retired to Virginia Beach in 1997 to enjoy their children and grandchildren. For over 20 years, they were members of Old Donation Episcopal Church. Bobbye was a Trustee of Old Donation as well as the Chairperson of the Flower Guild, a Stephen Minister, and a member of the Cemetery committee. She was also an avid gardener and active in the Thalia Garden Club. Mrs. Davis is survived by her son, Michael S. Davis; her daughter, Elizabeth D. Burroughs and husband Richard Gregory; and two grandchildren, Lillian B. Burroughs and Maxwell D. Burroughs, all of Virginia Beach. The funeral service will be conducted Monday, May 9, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church with Rev. Fred Poteet officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church Building Fund. Condolences may be offered to the family at:
www.hollomon-brown.com  Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 7, 2016
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February 16, 2016 – NB - Belinda Jacqueline Nash. Virginia Beach - Mrs. Belinda Nash passed away on the morning of February 16, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Herbert Nash. This loving mother also leaves behind a son Donovan Lenaghan (wife Maggie, daughter Lauren), and daughters Kim Gregorio (husband Vince, daughter Cassidy), Danielle Sheets (husband Chris, daughter Kathlene), three stepsons, Doug, Scott and Mike Nash as well as their families. Belinda Nash, formerly Tomsett, is also survived by brothers Don and David and sisters Joyce and Ruth. Belinda's achievements as a local author and historian led to the exoneration of Virginia's only convicted witch, Grace Sherwood, which left Belinda's mark on our local history. In addition to volunteer work, she also devoted a large part of her life caring for animals and preserving history in our community. Her family and friends will miss her warm smile and her generous nature. Her family would like to express the sorrow they feel of this loss and ask the public to keep them in their prayers and in lieu of flowers to donate to the Friends of the Ferry Plantation House, 4136 Cheswick Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, February 22, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Va.  Friends may offer condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 18, 2016 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=belinda-jacqueline-nash&pid=177756792&fhid=11492
Note:  “Belinda Nash: Rest in Peace, Rise in Glory,”  by Rev. Bob Randall Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Dear Old Donation family, Belinda Nash, a long-term member of Old Donation whose devotion to history made a huge impact, died yesterday at home.  She had been battling cancer for a couple years and fought the good fight to the end, never giving up.  That passionate way of living was characteristic of Belinda.  She fought for what she believed in, used her vast talents and persisted.  Because of her work, Ferry Plantation, Grace Sherwood and Old Donation Church have a much higher profile in local history and in this parish's history.  Even more importantly, her passion and her love included her family, friends and this community.  There are many, many of us who will miss her deeply.  Please keep her family in your prayers, especially her children and their families, and her husband Herb, who shared her pew at 8:00 whenever they could attend these last few years.  Peace and blessings, Bob+"May Belinda's soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Into paradise may the angels lead you.  At your coming may the martyrs receive you, and bring you into the holy city Jerusalem."  BCP 500
Virginia Beach event honors "Witch of Pungo" [Belinda's Book] by Irene Bowers:   
Jul 8, 2013: Imagine a private lecture with Belinda Nash – an avid historian of Grace Sherwood, who was tried for witchcraft in 1706. Recently, Nash and her daughter, Danielle Sheets, released "A Place in Time: The Age of the Witch of Pungo." The book reflects their mission to honor the memory of the state's only convicted witch to be tried by water, as well as showing a passion for preserving a local landmark that annually celebrates the Sherwood story. Last year, while laid up with cancer, Nash used a microphone to record the life of Grace Sherwood, set against the backdrop of local history. Sheets transcribed it into print. It was released in June, with a book-signing planned for Saturday. They hope that sales of the book achieve two ends. "There is so much misinformation out there on Grace Sherwood that I hope to clear up," said Nash. For example, many people believe that the courthouse at Ferry Plantation is the site of Sherwood's trials. "The brick courthouse was built in 1735, long after Grace's trial," Nash said. "You could make the case that she may have used the ferry or tavern at the site, but she was not jailed here." In addition to an abiding interest in Sherwood, mother and daughter are heavily involved with the preservation and operation of Ferry Plantation House, a Virginia Historic Landmark owned by Virginia Beach. The house was built in 1830 using bricks from the remains of the Walke Mansion, circa 1751. Proceeds from sales will go toward construction of porches on the home. Sheets said two-story porches, now front and back, were later additions to the home and occasionally used for public performances. "We have a 1922 newspaper clipping that says over a thousand people attended the performance of 'Two Mile Tree,' on the back porches of the house," she said, adding that they hope to replicate the show. "We're hoping the Grace Sherwood book will help us build for the future."  Nash said that when she arrived from Canada in the 1980s the only local information on Grace Sherwood was a road sign and a few articles in the Virginia Beach library. She felt a kinship with Sherwood and began to research her story. "In one of countless coincidences, I was also called a witch," said Nash, explaining that her ability to help animals on the farm earned her the sobriquet "Farmer Sam," from her Ontario neighbors. The name refers to television's Samantha from "Bewitched."
In 2006, Nash's efforts to have Sherwood's reputation redeemed were realized with an official pardon by Gov. Tim Kaine, as well as the installation of a bronze statue on the grounds of Sentara Bayside Hospital on Witchduck Road. "I feel that I have to endure trials, just as she endured hers, and that she's with me," said Nash. "All the work put into making Grace Sherwood's story known has been my 'thank you' to America for giving me a home." 
November 25, 2015 – SCG - William E. Holland, Jr. was a devoted police officer with the Virginia Beach Police Dep't who served for 29 years. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing, hunting and especially gardening.  Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 56 years, Elizabeth; daughter, Dana H. Doub; son, William E. Holland III (Sharon); three grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Ernest Holland, Doris Joachim (Dennis) and Earl Holland (Joyce).  A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Rd., Va Bch with a reception to follow in the parish hall.  Memorial donations may be made to www.tmcfunding.com  for the support of the family and for the American Cancer Society to help find a cure for multiple myeloma.  A special thanks to Doris for the unconditional love and support she has shown. Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 10, 2015

November 2, 2015 – NB - Roberta Prince Grigg Williamson, known to all as MeMe passed away at her home in Georgia on Monday, November 2, 2015. She was born in Norfolk, VA on July 25, 1917 to Otesse and Finley Grigg. She was married to Benjamin Franklin Williamson for 70 years, from 1937 until his death in 2007. She was a proud retiree of 25 years as an executive secretary for the City of Virginia Beach and a life-long Episcopalian. She is survived by her two children: son Robert F Williamson, Sr. and wife Patricia G, and daughter Franklynn W Ring and husband James K; 6 grandchildren: Roberta R Merriman and husband Mathew, J Kirk Ring and wife Amy, Robert F Williamson, Jr. and wife Amanda, James W Ring and wife Leigh Anne, Randolph B Williamson and wife Laurie, and Richard B Williamson; and 12 great-grandchildren: Kristine Merriman, Samantha Williamson, Jacklin Williamson, Joshua Merriman, Jacob Williamson, Caroline Ring, D Kirk Ring, Skylar Williamson, Colby Williamson, Joshua Ring, Mckenna Williamson, and Elise Ring. The family would thank the physicians, nurses, and many other people at University Hospital and PruittHealth Hospice, Augusta, GA for their love, care, and support. A memorial service will be held in Georgia at 6pm on Friday, November 6, 2015 at Church of the Holy Comforter, 473 Furys Ferry Rd., Martinez, GA 30907. Additionally services will be held in Virginia. On Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 10am, the normal Thursday morning service will include a celebration of Meme's life at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 449 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Interment will be held at 11am, Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 8100 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23505. The interment will be followed by a full memorial Eucharist at noon with a reception to follow at Old Donation Episcopal Church. All are welcome to attend any of the services in Georgia and Virginia to celebrate this wonderful woman's life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Church of the Holy Comforter, Martinez, GA or the building fund of Old Donation Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach, VA. Published in The VA Pilot on Nov. 4, 2015

October 9, 2015 - NB  - Mary Landon Peabody passed on peacefully October 9th at home embraced by her family after a ferocious battle with ovarian cancer. She is survived by her husband, Edward S. Peabody, a daughter, Stacy Saville (Bill) and their sons Zeke Wojcikowski (Samantha), W. Clayton and Jackson, and a son, Bill Landon (Debbie). Her sister, Frances Higgins (Timothy), brother G.M. "Mac" Sisson (Sharon), sister in law Betty Anne Landon and step children, Stiles Peabody (Nora) and Victoria Beasley (Bill) and their children. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and numerous friends including her best bud, "Ms. Pat" Bradt. She is joining her parents, her brother, Hugh, her nephews, Adam and Shane and her granddaughter, Morgan in Heaven.  Mary graduated from Old Dominion University. She was a CPA and the comptroller and CFO for Ecolochem in Norfolk, Virginia for 25 years before her retirement in 2005, after which she and Edward traveled widely. She was a devoted mother and "sissy," an avid gardener and the most loyal friend a person could have. She had a prodigious memory and was a superb storyteller. Her wry sense of humor and spirited nature was appreciated by all who knew her. She often said that her tombstone should read "She died from one d@mn thing after another," referring so lightly to the cancer complications that were ravaging her body. She was the sun around which our family revolved and we will miss her deeply as long as we live. Our family would like to thank Dr. Stacey Rogers, Dr. Michael McCollum, Dr. Mary Baker and the entire medical team in the Sentara Leigh ICU. A memorial service will be held for Mary at Bayside Presbyterian Church, October 17, 2015 at .2:00pm, with a reception to follow at her daughter's home. In lieu of flowers, Sissy would want memorial donations be made to Morgan's Buddies, Tidewater Chapter of Fight SMA, 4325 Delray Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455. Published in the Virginian Pilot on Oct. 11, 2015

January 2, 2015 – FCB - Dr. Bruce Carter Watterson, 75, passed away peacefully at his home on January 2, 2015. He was born on October 26, 1939 in Chase City, Virginia. Bruce is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Nita Watterson; his two sons, Scott Watterson and Carter Watterson; his two daughter-in-laws, Cheryl Watterson and Emma Watterson; and his seven grandchildren, Abby, Duncan, Matthew, Nighe, Caroline, Nicholas, and Liam.  Bruce was a graduate of Virginia Medical College and practiced dentistry locally for 22 years. He was a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Tidewater Dental Association. He was also a former President of the Tidewater Dental Club and a charter staff member of Bayside Hospital. Bruce was also an active member of the community and church. He served as the past President of the Witchduck Civic League and as both a vestry member and Senior Warden at Old Donation Episcopal Church. During the years spent with his sons as they were growing up, he was also very active in scouting and youth swimming.  A memorial service will be held in Bruce's honor on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455. A reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall located adjacent to the church. Flowers may be sent to the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com  Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 4, 2015 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=bruce-c-watterson&pid=173720396&fhid=15639

October 2, 2014 – SCG - Jeffrey Timothy Laws - Virginia Beach - Jeffrey Timothy Laws, 55, passed away peacefully at home on October 2nd, 2014. He was born in Bay Village, OH to John Russell Laws (deceased) and Betty Wark Laws. He is survived by his loving mother Betty Wark Sherman and stepfather John Edward Sherman; his brothers John Russell Laws and James Charles Laws and wife Tracie; sister Jennifer Margaret Laws; step-sister Helen Sherman Heselius, husband Troy and son Blake; and his step-brother Richard Cameron Sherman and wife Andrea. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Nov. 1st at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Rd., VaBch, VA 23455. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church. Cremation Society of Virginia is handling the arrangements. Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 30, 2014
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September 18, 2014 – NB - John W. Robbins Jr.  -
Virginia Beach - John Wesley "Jack" Robbins, Jr., 82 years old, passed away on September 18, 2014. Born in Princess Anne County, VA, he was the son of the late John W. Robbins, Sr. and Josephine M. Robbins. He received his B.S. from College of William and Mary and also graduated from the University of Virginia. He was retired from Virginia Beach Public Schools as a Teacher and Administrator after 33 years.  He was survived by his sister, Kathryn E. Robbins and cousins, Joyce W. Hunger, Robert H. Watlington, Robert Hunger (Noreen) and Keith Hunger (Maria).  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2014 at Old Donation Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Westminster Canterbury Employees Christmas Fund or Old Donation Episcopal Church or the  charity of one's choice  . Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com. Published in The Virginian Pilot on Sept. 20, 2014

September 4, 2014 - FCB - Marjorie Joseph Saad - Virginia Beach - Marjorie Louise Joseph Saad, 88, passed away on Sept. 4, 2014. She was born in Austin, Texas to the late Joe & Katherine Joseph. Marjorie attended the University of Texas and met her husband, Michel "Mike" A. Saad in Austin. After their wedding and adventures in North Dakota and Baltimore, they moved to Lebanon, and raised their five children between Lebanon, Austin, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Marjorie was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, their infant son Michael and her sisters Norraine, Rose Marie & Theresa.  Left to cherish her memory are her children, Roseanne Khalaf and husband Samir, Kathy Feghali and husband Charles, Carol Frangieh and husband George, Assad Joe Saad and wife Rana, and Julie Sterzing and husband Carl; 12 grandchildren, George, Ramzi, Anthony, Karla, Michael F, Joey, Tanya, Michael S, Christopher, Paul, Danny and Isabel; 2 great-grand-children; siblings, Katherine, Joe & Danny; along with a host of extended relatives and friends.
Marjorie was the rock of the family raising five children in Lebanon during peace and through the civil war while always involving herself deeply in philanthropic ventures that included founding an American School in Kuwait, two women's organizations in Lebanon & Saudi Arabia and establishing a library & health clinic in Roumieh, Lebanon.
Marjorie was a loving wife, mother, teta, sister, aunt and friend and will live in our hearts forever. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to all of her many caregivers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Education & Opportunities for Lebanon at www.edopleb.com. The funeral service will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at 2 pm with Rev. Robert Randall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family at:

July 8, 2014 – NB - Ursula Haas (1926 - 2014) Virginia Beach - Ursula Bridget Haas, 87, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital in Virginia Beach, VA.  She was born November 30, 1926, in the Brooklyn area of New York City, NY, to James and Felicia "Fannie" Gemino Guido. Ursula grew up in the New Dorp neighborhood of Staten Island, NY. As a child Ursula spent her summers in Monticello, NY, enjoying the cool breezes, relaxed days, and the company of her aunts, uncles, and cousins. She graduated from New Dorp High school then attended a local business school. After completing business school, Ursula worked briefly for Metropolitan Life Insurance in downtown Manhattan especially enjoying paydays full of shoes and clothes shopping. Ursula married Albert Chester Haas in 1946 in Staten Island, NY.  They remained married until his death in 2007. Al and Ursula enjoyed recreational vehicle travel. In addition to exploring the United States, they spent many post-retirement winters in Florida where Ursula learned to paint ceramics and make tissue boxes using plastic canvas and yarn. Ursula was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church where she could be found in the third row, aisle seat, at 8:00AM each Sunday morning. It was not unusual for Ursula to be surrounded by an additional three generations of family while worshipping. Ursula was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings, Mary Guido DeYoung, and Theresa Guido Moresco. Ursula is survived by sons Lawrence Albert (Susan) Haas of Newport News, VA, and James (Phyllis) Haas of Virginia Beach, VA, as well as daughter Diane Adams (Jason) also of Virginia Beach, VA; her grandchildren Brandon Almberg, Felicia Downing, Casey Haas, and Alex Haas; her great-grandchildren Carolyn Almberg, David Almberg, Caleb Downing, Chantalise Downing, and Jackson Haas; and multiple nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA, at 3:00PM on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A visitation will be held at the church prior to the service beginning at 1:00PM. A light reception will follow in Old Donation's Parish Hall. Burial will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Flowers may be sent to Old Donation Episcopal Church, or, in lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church designated, "Haas - Angel Tree Ministry". Services entrusted to Altmeyer Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.altmeyer.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=ursula-haas&pid=171822181#sthash.2br6JYE1.dpuf
Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 23, 2014 -http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=ursula-haas&pid=171822181

June 23, 2014 – IGC - Robert N. Bowers - Virginia Beach - Robert N. Bowers, 78, of Virginia Beach, VA passed away on June 23, 2014. He was born on March 7, 1936 to the late Frank and Margaret Bowers in Baltimore, MD. His loving wife of 56 years Rita D. Bowers precedes him in death. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Robert retired from the US Navy after 22 years of service as a Master Chief in 1976. Robert later worked in civil service for many years and retired as Section Head, Naval Surface Warfare Center at NAB Little Creek in 1998. Robert Bowers was a longtime member of Old Donation Episcopal Church which he loved dearly and he especially treasured the close friendships that developed from the congregation. He is survived by his sons, David Bowers and wife Janet and Christopher Bowers; and one grandchild, Courtney Bowers. He is also survived by his companion, Pauline "Polly" Perry. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation. You may offer your condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.  Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 26, 2014 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=robert-n-bowers&pid=171494936&fhid=11492

June 13, 2014 – GIC - Beverley D. Tucker, Jr.  Virginia Beach - Beverley D. Tucker, Jr. (95) of Westminster Canterbury, Va. Beach died June 13, 2014 surrounded by family. He was born in Charlottesville November 18, 1918, the son of Rt. Rev. Beverley D. Tucker and Eleanor Lile Tucker. He attended St. Christopher's School and graduated from Episcopal High School and the University of Virginia. He served three years in the Army as Chaplain's Assistant with 8th Evac during WWII. He graduated from Va. Theological Seminary and was ordained a Priest by his father. He became Rector of Old Donation in 1953 and retired in 1984. After retirement, he served as Pastoral Associate at Christ and St. Luke's and worked alongside his wife at Mission of Holy Spirit. He was Rector Emeritus at Old Donation. He was predeceased by his parents and four sisters. He is survived by his loving wife, Julia Moore Tucker, his three daughters: Julie and David Ackerman, Eleanor and Steve Baird, and Maria and John Gill, and seven grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church, Va. Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Mission of the Holy Spirit, 1445 Norview Ave. Norfolk, Va. 23513.  The family would like to thank the staff of Westminster Canterbury for the exceptional loving care shown to Rev. Tucker and his family. Online condolences may be sent to hdoliver.com.  Published in The Virginian Pilot from June 16 to June 17, 2014
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May 18, 2014 – NB - Jean Webb Mitchell (1925 - 2014) Virginia Beach - Jean Webb Mitchell 88, a retired School Teacher, died May 18, 2014. Mrs. Mitchell was born on December 17, 1925 in Norfolk. The daughter of the late Bertha and Paul Webb. She was the widow of Andrew Jackson Mitchell, Jr. to whom she was devoted. She taught for the Virginia Beach Public Schools System for more than 20 years mostly at Pembroke Meadows Elementary. She was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. Survivor include her daughter, Paula J. Pennington and her husband, Frank of Portsmouth, VA; her daughter, Audrey Jo Campbell and her husband, Howard of Culpeper, VA; her son, Andrew J. Mitchell, III and his wife Kay of Virginia Beach; a nephew, William Ballance of Woodstock, VA; also six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Laskin Road Chapel are handling arrangements.www.hdoliver.com. Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 20, 2014 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=jean-webb-mitchell&pid=171076358&fhid=15635

May 5 , 2014 – NB - Marie L Spencer passed away May 5, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on November 8, 1930. A navy wife of 30 years, loving mother, friend to all.She volunteered @ the church many years, worked @ Mr Johns Hairstyling Wards Corner and enjoyed Astrology. She is predeceased by son Ronnie Spencer, wife Betty Jean, Michael Spencer, Wayne Spencer. Left to cherish her memory, are her daughter, Janet Taylor (Neil) and grand & great-grand children. Her best friend of 60 years Alice Dickerson. The family wishes to thank her caregiver, Rowena Avendano @ Abundent Care for all the Love & Kindness shown her. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the church in her honor or pet rescue @ www.hopeforliferescue.com A memoral service on Wed. May 14, 2 p.m. @ Old Donation Episcopal Church 4449 N. Witchduck Rd. Va Beach Va 23452 Condolences @ www.legacy.com. Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 11, 2014 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=marie-l-spencer&pid=170980704


May 5, 2014 – NB - Debra L. Wingfield, 52, passed peacefully on May 5, 2014. She is survived by her son, Harry Drew; sisters, Linda Morris and Twila Leavitt; brother, Bob Charlton and many beloved nieces and nephews.  The family thanks Blake Wingfield and Donna Gregory for their loving care of Debra. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 8, from 12 to 2 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. A memorial service will be held that same day at 3 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Memorial donations may be made to the  American Cancer Society . Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com. Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 7, 2014 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=debra-l-wingfield&pid=170939807&fhid=15639

April 29, 2014. – NB - Sharon B. Hall (1949 - 2014) Virginia Beach - Sharon B. Hall, "Mini", 65, passed away on Tuesday April 29, 2014. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on April 7, 1949, to the late Melvin Boatner and Ila "Vicky" Brothers Boatner. Sharon grew up in Greensboro, NC and graduated from Grimsley High School in 1967. She attended one year of college at Guilford College with a huge desire to become a flight attendant and joined Piedmont Airlines which became US Airways. She retired after 34 years with the latter part of career spent flying international. She truly loved flying to the big cities of Europe. Sharon was a true animal lover with many wonderful cats, shelties and her beloved horse, Dancer, of 25 years. Sharon loved her family and friends. She loved horseback riding and competing in horse shows with Dancer. She loved her home and decorated it beautifully, loved to cook and experiment with many recipes but mainly preferred her wonderful Southern cooking. She loved to take ballet lessons and try new things up to her final days. Sharon leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of nearly 30 years, Ron Hall, of Virginia Beach, two sisters, Sandra Pearce and husband Eddie of Denton, TX and Susan Morris of Greensboro, NC. She is also survived by two nephews, Chris Pearce (Clay Luther) and Corey Pearce (Julie) and two nieces, Jennifer Morris Ingold (Brian) and Whitney Morris Scarlett (Michael); great nephews Max Ingold, Caden Scarlett and great nieces Rhen Scarlett and Ella Pearce. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Gloria Hall, of Greensboro.  Visitation will be held at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014. A Celebration of Life memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Old Donation Episcopal Church located at 4449 N. Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. A reception will follow at the adjacent reception hall.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Va. Beach SPCA,  Alzheimer's Association , Wounded Warriors or any  charity of your choice . Online condolences may be offered to the family at: 
www.hollomon-brown.comPublished in The Virginian Pilot on May 3, 2014 -http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=sharon-b-hall&pid=170901027&fhid=15639
Note: Sharon Hall, a member of Old Donation for many years, has died unexpectedly. Monday afternoon at 2:00, we will gather to thank God for the blessings of her life and commend her to God's gracious care.  We will have a reception in the parish hall following the funeral service. There is also a visitation at Hollomon-Brown - Bayside chapel Sunday night from 6-8:00 p.m. Please keep Ron and their family in your prayers. Peace and blessings, Bob+
"May Sharon's soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace."

April, 17, 2014 – WLC - Barbara A. Flautt.  Virginia Beach - On this day, April 17, 2014, my beloved bride Barbara departed this life to be with our Lord in heaven. She was welcomed into heaven by family and friends who predeceased her. It was Barbara's wish that we not mourn her loss but that we celebrate her life. Barbara was one of those people who never met a stranger endearing herself to all. She was truly my best friend and the love of my life. She blessed me with six extraordinary children: Deborah Hannah (Bob), Karen Ludwig (Steve), Susan Baim (Julian), Cynthia Dozier (Earl), Warren Flautt Jr. (Michele), and Jennifer Hernandez (Tony) who have given us 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Barbara will be sorely missed. Barbara was born in Greenville, North Carolina to Annie Olivia Stocks and James Orman Stocks who are deceased. She was the only girl of six children: Linwood, Douglas, Bobby Dan, and Gerald Stocks all deceased. Her last surviving brother is James O. Stocks Jr.  Barbara's celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, April 22 at 2 p.m. Family and friends will join together at Old Donation Episcopal Church located at 4449 North Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach where Barbara was a faithful member of the congregation. The family requests that donations be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church in lieu of flowers.
Note: Dear Old Donation family, Barbara Flautt and Carter Valentine are two of our treasured saints.  Both have died in this past day, going from life with us to life eternal.
Barbara and her husband, Warren, have been members of Old Donation for over 46 years. The back pew at 8:00 has been theirs for all the time I've been at Old Donation. Barbara served in the Altar Guild and was one of the faithful "knit-wits" who made baby blankets for baptisms. She and Warren have done almost everything at one point or another in the parish life. She is much loved.  Barbara's funeral service will be Tuesday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m.  A reception will follow in the parish hall. Peace and blessings, Bob+

April 17, 2014 – NB - Harry Carter Valentine Jr. died Thursday, April 17 in his home at the North End of Virginia Beach. Carter, born in Norfolk, Va., was a 1951 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Va. He was graduated, majoring in History, from his beloved Virginia Military Institute in 1955. From 1955 to 1975 Carter served his country as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a Vietnam veteran serving as an artillery officer during his career with the military. Major Valentine was especially happy to be chosen a Ceremonial Parade Commander for the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. In 1976, after retiring from the Marine Corps, he became Senior Marine Instructor, Marine Corps Junior ROTC, Phoebus High School, Hampton, Va. He retired from teaching in 1995. Carter loved teaching and touched many young lives in his teaching career. Carter's first wife, Lucille, died in 2000. He is survived by their cherished children; Jim Valentine (his wife, Lori) from St. Louis, Mo. and Paige Valentine and her much loved children, Miles and Marley of Burke, Va. Also his sister Paige Barrow (husband, Tim) of Virginia Beach (children Sloan, Lisa, Lilly, Shannon, Michael and Emma) and brother Graham (wife, Beth, children Katherine, Johnny, Scott and Michael) of Johns Island, S.C.  Carter married Carvel Taylor, reunited after 50 years at their Wilson reunion, in 2004. He loved her children: Sukie Amory (husband. David and children, Linzee, Eric and John) of Duxbury, Mass., Steve Taylor (partner Diane and children Lacey and Tanner) of Virginia Beach, Joe Taylor (wife, Wendy and children, Trip, Terry and Trevor) of Chicago, Ill. and Mary Taylor (children, Chris and Liz).  Carter was a joyful and active member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. He enjoyed traveling with Carvel, sailing and surf fishing. He loved his Jack Russell Terriers, Molly Brown and Taz, his faithful companions in his final days. But closest to his heart were his Band of Brothers, his Brother Rats of VMI.  The funeral Eucharist will be held April 26 at 3 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N Witchduck Rd. Virginia Beach, VA with a reception in the parish hall after the service. He will be buried with his family at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Va. on Sunday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m. Instead of flowers, please send memorial donations in Carter's memory to the VMI Foundation, PO. Box 932, Lexington, VA. 24450 or to the Old Donation Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach VA. 23455. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Laskin Road Chapel is handling arrangements and online condolences may to the family at hdoliver.com. "May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace."  Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 20, 2014.
Note: Dear Old Donation family, Barbara Flautt and Carter Valentine are two of our treasured saints.  Both have died in this past day, going from life with us to life eternal.
Carter Valentine has also had a long history with Old Donation. In the most recent stint Carter was wedded to Carvel Taylor-Valentine during a Sunday service some 13 years ago. Carter was a proud Marine and VMI grad who participated in almost everything and was a wonderful friend to all. He could be counted on to do anything anyone needed because his heart was bigger than you could imagine.   
Peace and blessings, Bob+

March 14, 2014 – NB - Al Jensen
Note: Al died early yesterday at his home at the Chesapeake Nursing Home in Newport News. Al was a long-term, faithful member of Old Donation and friend to many. He lived a long, full life, having passed his 98th birthday last year. His wife, Clara, who is now 101, continues in reasonably good health.  A funeral service will be held at the church this Thursday, March 20. We will have a visitation time in the Church from 2:00-3:00 p.m., a funeral at 3:00 and a reception following in the parish hall. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery some time in the future. Please keep Clara and their family in your prayers.

Peace and blessings, Father Bob+

January 30, 2014 – NB – Madene Rita Briggs . Virginia Beach – 88, passed away on January 30, 2014. Services will be held in Vermont at a later date. Published in the Virginian Pilot on Feb 2, 2014 (without the usual on-line listing).

January 3, 2014 – NB - Evelyn W. Charlton. Virginia Beach - Evelyn W. Charlton, 88, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014. Born in Wheeling, WV, she was preceded in death in 1991 by her beloved husband, Robert B. Charlton. She was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church and was a volunteer at Sentara Bayside Hospital. Left to cherish Evelyn's memory are her children, Linda Morris (Ron), Twila Leavitt (Pete), Robert B. Charlton II (Dawn) and Debra Wingfield; seven grandchildren, Amy, Rachel, Andrew, Ben, Harry, Maggie and Julia; seven great-grandchildren, Laura, Brenna, Emma, MacKenzie, Addison, Cameran and Evelyn; two sisters, June and Jeannine and a brother, North. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV through Kepner Funeral Homes. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach, VA. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.hollomon-brown.com   Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 5, 2014 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=evelyn-w-charlton&pid=168885546&fhid=15639  
Reverend Drew Foisie’s homily Jan 6, 2014 at the Old Donation Church Memorial service. Evelyn Charlton was an amazing lady who throughout her years put others before herself and made faith and faithfulness the hallmark of her life. She was born and raised in Warwood, West Virginia, the second of eight children. Her father was a street car conductor who had a small photography business on the side and her mother was a homemaker whose heart and soul beat for the love of her children. Evelyn’s mother Mary was selflessly devoted to her family and it was these qualities her mother possessed - love and selflessness - that were passed on to Evelyn in spades. And she took them to another level. Her family was a tight knit family with brothers and sisters who loved each other and stood by one another through thick and thin. When her mother died Evelyn and her siblings rallied behind, encircled and enveloped the youngest who was just 10 years old at the time. No one was going to be without love and support as long as Evelyn was around. Evelyn met the love of her life, Robert, in West Virginia while they were in their twenties and they were married in 1948. Bob went into the merchant marines and soon children would come. While Bob worked hard to provide his family with all that they needed and traveled much as a merchant marine, Evelyn poured her passion and her lifeblood into making their house a home. Her children remarked that in fact she didn’t just create a home, but a sanctuary. A sanctuary of warmth and of love. She loved her children so much that she said if she could keep every one of them attached to her apron strings she would. This love never wavered throughout the years. Neither did her love for Bob. For nearly 45 years Bob and Evelyn shared a love that she knew was one of a kind. They just “got” each other. She understood him and he understood her and how to make her beam with joy. One Christmas Bob had come home with a lladro nativity set from Spain, which he knew Evelyn would love. But he didn’t reveal it until Christmas Eve when he cleverly made one piece of the set appear slowly throughout the day. Each time Evelyn walked by the scene another animal was there, then Joseph, then a shepherd, then Mary and finally Jesus. Her joy and delight grew with each new piece. What she charished was more than the simple figurines. It was the love that they represented. The love of husband and wife, the love of family and the love of God in whom she trusted and served all the days of her life. After Bob’s death the love Evelyn had for Bob and the sure and certain knowledge that they would see each other again one day sustained her and fulfilled her in the years following. The rings they each wore were engraved with the word “always.” Evelyn was also a faithful member of Old Donation and an avid knitter. She was a member of the church knitting group called the knit wits who prayerfully knit baptismal blankets for the children and infants baptized in this church. She was a dear friend to many and well known as a woman of strong faith and prayer. She read her bible every day, prayed every day and shared the love of God with everyone. She was always grateful for her blessings, upbeat, never complained, and always concerned for the health and well being of her siblings and children. It was this amazing love she carried for her children and family that made her life truly extraordinary. Do not let your hearts be troubled... In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? Jesus says in John’s gospel. Like Jesus, Evelyn knew how to transform a home into a sanctuary of love and warmth, to prepare a restful dwelling place for those who would come under her care. Now God has prepared a home for her, a sanctuary of love and warm where she will be surrounded by joy and peace and those she loves. What a day in heaven!

December 28, 2013 -  NB - Gail Bennett Kerwin March - Virginia Beach - Gail Bennett Kerwin March, of Virginia Beach, formerly of Washington, D.C., died Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Sentara Hospital. She was a few hours shy of her 79th birthday.  She was the daughter of the late Mildred Albaugh and Hugh Arthur Kerwin of Washington. She was the granddaughter of Hugh Leo Kerwin, Director of the Conciliation Service of the US Department of Labor from its founding in 1917 to his death in 1937. She is a descendant of the Tilghman and Hynson families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  She attended The Gunston School in Centerville, Md., and graduated from Fairfax Hall in Waynesboro, Va.  She married Clyde Vernon March Jr. in 1956 at Christ Church Georgetown in Washington, and traveled far and wide with him as a proud U.S. Air Force wife, quickly making lovely homes and friends along the way. They settled in Virginia Beach in 1972. Mrs. March was active in the Thoroughgood Civic League, a long-time member of the Thoroughgood Garden Club, the Suburban Woman's Club, and the Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Auxiliary, and served them in many official capacities over the years. She was an exquisite hostess, and a grand organizer and worker for various volunteer projects.  The project dearest to her heart began as a young girl, when Gail's mother taught her knitting and other needlework in support of the American Red Cross WW II effort.  She continued her support of active duty military families with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and was honored in 2012 by the Society's Volunteer of the Year Award for her 8,000 hours of service, and 240 knitted items for the NMCRS Layette program. At every posting, Gail helped forge lasting friendships with many volunteers, and was very proud of the important work they accomplished.  Gail is survived by her husband of 58 years, her son Clyde Vernon March, III (Tripp), her daughter, Lynne Redgrave March Baptista and husband, Skip; her grandson, Andrew Bennett Baptista; her granddaughter, Katherine Hynson Baptista, all of Alexandria, Va., as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She will be sorely missed.  A funeral service is planned for 1:30 p.m., Friday, January 3, at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Layette Program of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 N. Randolph St. Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203, or to Old Donation Episcopal Church. Interment will be held at a later date at the Arlington National Cemetery. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 1, 2014 -http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=gail-b-kerwin-march&pid=168844371&fhid=15661

November 26, 2013 – NB - Rae Mann Gordner. Virginia Beach - Rae M. Gordner, 77, passed away peacefully in her home with her family at her side on November 26, 2013. She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Retired U.S. Army Col. Henry L. Gordner. A long-time resident of Virginia Beach, Rae dedicated much of her life to serving others, volunteering for various local community outreach programs including CHKD, Elder Hostel, Habitat for Humanity, FaithWorks, and Meals on Wheels. She was a life-long Episcopalian and a active member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. In her early career, Rae served as General Manager at ARA Transportation in Norfolk, VA, and later became Human Resources Manager at CONCOA/ Controls Corporation of America in Virginia Beach, Retiring in 2007. Never one to let the ground still beneath her feet, Rae filled her days with many and varied activities and hobbies. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling, golfing, playing cards with "the girls" and singing with Virginia Voices. Several years ago, Rae started a small beading business "Findings" with her granddaughter Kirsten. Together, they would market their wares in local shows and shops. Of all of her endeavors, her greatest joy was rooted in her children and grandchildren. Her supportive and caring ways helped foster this close-knit and loving family. She will be remembered by all those who knew her as possessing an amazingly sharp wit, a warm heart and generous ways. She was often referred to as "one classy lady." Rae is survived by her children, Edward Dennis Klavenski of Portsmouth, Cheryl Modine of Virginia Beach, Kim K. Ashley of Chesapeake, and John L. Klavenski and his wife Pam of Virginia Beach, her four grandchildren, Kirsten L. Modine of Virginia Beach, Alec N. Modine of Virginia Beach, Ashley E. Brooks of London, England, and A. Austin Brooks V of Seattle, WA, and former son-in-law Dr. Alfred A. Brooks, IV, of Chesapeake, VA. Her family finds solace in knowing she has been reunited with her loving husband Hank, whom she dearly missed and that they too will one day see her again. Rae's children and grandchildren would like to express special thanks to her dear friend and "soul sister", Jane Fuqua, who loved and supported her and them for many years and during her extended illness. A memorial service will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach on Saturday, November 30 at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends in the church reception hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Outreach Program of Old Donation Episcopal Church. Published in The Virginian Pilot on Nov. 28, 2013. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=rae-mann-gordner&pid=168210857&fhid=15627

November 16, 2013 – NB - Linda Lohrbauer Olds. Virginia Beach - Linda Lohrbauer Olds, 76, passed away peacefully November 16, 2013 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was born in August of 1937 to Dr. Leif and Sue Lohrbauer in Grand Forks, North Dakota and moved with her family to Clearwater, Florida in 1949. An honor graduate and award winning orator of Clearwater High School, she received her bachelor's degree in English literature from Carleton College, Northfield Minn. She continued her studies at Columbia University and was an alumna of the inaugural Harvard-Radcliffe Program for Women in Business , now known worldwide as the Harvard Business School. Linda was a member of the educational honorary association Phi Lambda Theta. She joined the Dean of Women's staff at the University of Iowa while completing her M.A. in Counseling and Administration in Higher Education. Her enrollment in a hybrid curriculum, which reflected SUI's national leadership in psychometry and vocational psychology, stood her in good stead as she later worked at three universities and as an Executive Director for Navy Relief. On December 29th, 1961 she married the love of her life, a young Naval Academy Graduate, Lieutenant Frederick A. Olds, also of Clearwater, Florida. They were blessed with three children. During their nearly 52 years together, she was a devoted Navy Wife and caring mother. Married during 28 years of Fred's 30 years commissioned service was a challenge she met while working and caring for her family thru 17 years of sea duty that spanned Vietnam, the USMC Beirut Bombing, numerous deployments, and three at-sea commands during the Cold War era. She was a community advocate and volunteer, working with such organizations as the American Red Cross, Samaritan House, various churches , and the military. A tireless advocate of military families, she served as the first Executive Director of Navy Relief at Oceana, Naval Air Station and established the Dam Neck Naval base satellite branch. She devoted in excess of 2000 hours to the Navy Relief Society. Episcopal churches in the area could always count on her canned jams, Jellies, corn relish and other items for their local bazaars. Often making in excess of 14 cases which always sold out. She was a gifted pianist, frequently filling the house with the classics or with music from church. She loved to cook and sew revealing her artistic side in her gourmet kitchen creations and with her intricate quilts, clothes, and drapes to suit any house or event. She had a quiet, unassuming nature, an extremely dry wit and sharp mind. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Captain Frederick Arthur Olds, USN., retired, their children Bradley Lohrbauer Olds of Chula Vista, California, Stacey Olds Marks (Tim) of Valparaiso, Florida, and Shelley Olds Burns (Jeff) of Glen Allen, Virginia, her brother Dr. Leif Lohrbauer (Linda,) of Jacksonville, Florida, brother-in-law Ky Lewis (Nancy) of Inglis, Florida, six grandchildren Victoria and Matthew Marks, Megan and Brendan Olds, Jenna and Madison Burns and a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2PM on Saturday the 7th of December, 2013 at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach with a short celebration of her life to follow. She will be interred in the United States Naval Academy columbarium at a later date. In lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made to Sentara Hospice House of Virginia Beach and the Rector's Memorial Fund of Old Donation Episcopal Church. Published in The Virginian Pilot on Nov. 24, 2013 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=linda-lohrbauer-olds&pid=168145498  

October 29, 2013 – NB - The Rev. Anne C. Brower M.D. age 75 at her death brought passion and compassion to her venerable vocations: medicine and ministry. For four decades Anne was an acclaimed medical educator who demanded excellence of herself and the many hundreds of American and foreign medical residents whom she trained at more than a dozen medical schools and various military venues. The same rigor was evident in her roles as an Episcopal priest. For two years she was senior chaplain at Washington National Cathedral, where she assembled a roster of clergy volunteer chaplains to ensure that midday mass was provided throughout the week. She also reinvigorated and nurtured the cathedral's healing ministry, which involves prayer and the laying on of hands. Before her time at the cathedral, she was for two years assistant priest at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. Her most recent clerical post was as assisting priest at Norfolk's Christ and St. Luke's, where she was ordained in 2001 and where she was beloved for her provocative--and ever brief--sermons, her pastoral care and her devotion to the healing ministry. A respected internal-medicine physician even before she specialized in radiology, Anne gained fame among skeletal radiologists, rheumatologists, emergency-room personnel, and medical-school professors in 1988 upon publication of Arthritis in Black and White. Her pioneering easy-to-use textbook and reference is treasured by medical personnel needing to interpret x-ray images of the many types of arthritis that occur in the human body. In 1998 the American Association of Women Radiologists bestowed upon her its Marie Curie Award citing her as the "Most Outstanding Woman Radiologist in the United States." She received the Smith College Medal in 2009; the award is presented to alumnae who "exemplify in their lives and work the true purpose of a liberal arts education." Brisk demand for Anne as medical lecturer, panelist and instructor was the norm for a couple of decades in the Americas and Europe. The expanded third edition of Arthritis swiftly sold out when released last year. Her experience preparing herself for the priesthood led her to publish I Am Not Ready to Die Just Yet, a book of inspiring stories about ordinary people who lived with, through and beyond their diseases. Born and reared in New Jersey, Anne graduated from Westfield public schools. Having earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Smith College, she applied for entry to three medical schools and was accepted by all three: Harvard, Yale, Columbia Presbyterian. She settled on the last because it was in New York City. In 1999 she was appointed chair of the radiology department at Eastern Virginia Medical School. By then she had served on physician teams that attended five U. S. presidents (Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush), and taught for a decade at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (the armed forces medical school) in Bethesda, Md. She counted her years with the military among the most satisfying of her career. She delighted in the spirited teamwork of the medical staff. As a priest she sought successfully to deliver the Armed Forces Day message from the pulpit. A breast-cancer survivor herself, Anne spoke as a volunteer before thousands of women about the necessity of mammograms to detect the disease early. This spring Anne was diagnosed with lung cancer. An especially aggressive cancer, as it turned out. The day after Labor Day, a Sloan Kettering lung-cancer specialist told her she had four weeks to live. With that unhappy prophecy, Anne set about ensuring that her financial and legal affairs would be in order before her demise. Family members and close friends came to Norfolk to say their goodbyes. Because she was swiftly weakening, the number and length of visits was necessarily sharply limited. At the start of the Sept. 22 main Sunday service at Christ and St. Luke's, Anne, speaking from her wheelchair, delivered a short farewell to the congregation. She assured the worshipers that she was not angry at God, that she did not ask, "Why me? I am at peace," she said. The congregation responded with a standing ovation. Anne is survived by her husband, Glenn Allen Scott; daughter Leigh Culver and her spouse, Eric Brodnax, of Washington, DC; son Jim Culver, Wyoming; brothers Brock Brower and spouse Ann, California, and the Hon. Charles Nelson Brower, The Hague, the Netherlands; five step-children, Collin, Christopher, Bryn, Allen, and Mary Carter Scott; two grandchildren, Anders Brodnax and Sarah Brodnax, Washington, DC; seven nieces and nephews: Chip Brower, Michigan; Rica Amity, Oregon; Margaret Elkins, Minnesota; Alison Brower, New York; Emily Auchard and Elizabeth White, California; and Monty Brower, Massachusetts. The Rev. Canon Win Lewis will lead a celebration of Anne's life at 11 a.m., Sat. Nov. 9 at Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Anne wished that, instead of flowers for the memorial service, donations in her memory be directed to Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, designated for either the Restoration Fund or Adult Education, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507 or to the Graduate Medical Education Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School, P.O. Box 1980, Norfolk, VA 23501. Also at Anne's request, her remains were cremated and her son will spread her ashes on Elephant Head, a prominent feature of the Santa Rita Mountains near Tubac, AZ, where she intended to continue working in her chosen vocations. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.hdoliver.com/index.php   Published in The Virginian Pilot on Nov. 3, 2013 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=anne-c-brower&pid=167801374&fhid=5773  

October 10, 2013 – SCG - Mary Roush Baxter 88, died Thursday after a long illness. She was born in Indianapolis, IN, raised in Bronxville, NY, the daughter of the late Jesse Albert Roush and Christine Wagoner Roush West. She graduated from Bronxville High School and Barnard College, New York, NY.During her time in New York, Mrs. Baxter worked as a reporter for the Bronxville News and as a copy runner for Time magazine. Blessed with an excellent singing voice, she starred in many amateur and professional musicals, and appeared in a movie.Mrs. Baxter devoted her life to the care of children. She was an elementary school teacher, and taught at Sacred Heart Catholic School in the 1950s and in the Virginia Beach Public Schools in the 1960s, educating 4th grade students at Shelton Park Elementary School. At the age of 50, Mrs. Baxter pursued a life long dream to become a nurse, caring for children at the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered in the literacy program in Virginia Beach. Mrs. Baxter was a Girl Scout leader in Virginia and California. During her husband's posting to the American Embassy in Warsaw, Poland from 1961-1963, Mrs. Baxter founded an international Girl Scout troop, with girls from 14 nations joining. The troop attracted the attention of Lady Baden Powell, wife of the founder of the Scouts and Girl Guides, who visited the troop in its second year.Mrs. Baxter was the first wife of the late CAPT James Arthur Baxter, and the mother of the late Mary "Molly" Roush Baxter. She is survived by her sister, Cynthia Reik of Hartford, CT; daughters Elizabeth Baxter and Christine Philput, and son-in-law Donald Philput; grandchildren G. James Philput (and his wife Miranda Ruddick) and Katherine G. Baxter of Rock, West Virginia; and great-grandchildren Lucas Philput, Kai Baxter-Smith, and Julia Philput. A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Baxter at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:30. The family requests that donations in lieu of flowers be made to The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 199 Water Street, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10038 or at http://www.alzinfo.org  
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 13, 2013 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=mary-roush-baxter&pid=167497162  

September 13, 2013 – SCG - Kimberly G. Vaughan 44, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013, after a long battle with cancer waged with determination and grace. She was predeceased by her husband, Roger T. Vaughan, and is survived by her daughters, Savannah and Casey; twin brother, Timothy and his family; her parents, Jim and Carol Gorman; Roger's brothers and sister; and her extended family, many friends and co-workers. Kim was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, but grew up in Newport News, graduating from Menchville High School, the College of William and Mary and later attending Old Dominion University to complete her teaching program. She began her career teaching math in the Norfolk school system before moving to Lynnhaven Middle School. Prior to teaching, Kim held positions with Verizon, Bayside Assisted Living, and Michael's. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. Always intent on helping others, she was cheerful and giving. She genuinely cared about her students, who were a particular source of joy. The optimism and fierce determination she expressed set an example for many people facing adversity while also teaching us to truly appreciate the moments of our lives. The family would like to express their appreciation to the doctors and staff of Virginia Oncology Associates and Sentara Hospice for all the help they gave to Kim during this time. There will be a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2013, with a reception to follow, at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Please join her family in a celebration of her life and share your favorite story about Kim with them. Published in The Virginian Pilot on September 24, 2013 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=kimberly-g-vaughan&pid=167052817#fbLoggedOut  

September 3, 2013 – NB - Raynor A. K. Taylor, age 77, passed away September 3, 2013 from cancer and congestive heart failure. He died at his home in Virginia Beach. He was born to Raynor and Doris M.(Santos) Taylor in New Bedford, Massachusetts on December 22, 1935. He grew up with his loving sisters Jeanne and Lynne, and brother Jeffrey. He was a 1953 graduate of New Bedford High School where he excelled in math, physics and geography. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on an academic scholarship for two years before earning a competitive Congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy. As a member of the USNA Class of 1960 he was editor of the yearbook, the Lucky Bag. After graduation Ray married the love of his life Mary Jane Stevens of Newport News, Virginia. Together they enjoyed his thirty-three year Navy career which was always, both personally and professionally, rewarding and demanding. Rear Admiral Taylor was a nuclear trained Surface Warfare Officer. He served in the engineering departments of USS ABBOT (DD-629) and USS HOEL (DDG-13). He was Main Propulsion Assistant USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) and Executive Officer USS HALSEY (CG-23). Command tours included Commanding Officer USS SEMMES (DDG- 18), Commanding Officer USS MISSISSIPPI (CGN-40) and Commanding Officer Surface Warfare Officers School. As COMCRUDESGRUONE he commanded the NEW JERSEY Battle Group, the Navy's first modern era battleship battle group.Overseas tours provided lasting memories and learning. He was an Olmsted Scholar at the University of Grenoble, France 1967 -1969, earning a Diplome d'Etat in Political Science followed by a Masters of Arts in Area Studies from American University, Washington, D.C. From 1987 to 1989 he was J-3 (Operations) Headquarters US European Command in Stuttgart, West Germany. During Desert Storm, Rear Admiral Taylor served as Commander Middle East Force. In April 1991, he was assigned as Commander Naval Forces Central Command and led a successful multi nation effort that cleared over twelve hundred mines from the Northern Persian Gulf. Upon retirement from the Navy in 1993, Ray and Mary Jane settled in Virginia Beach. Ray enjoyed a second career at the Innovation Center, Newport News Shipbuilding. Retiring again, he was quickly attracted to civic challenges. He became President of the World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads. He then joined Future of Hampton Roads (FHR), a volunteer research and think tank organization that effectively seeks solutions to future regional level issues. He was named the Hampton Roads Regionalist of the Year in 2010 and the region's Military Visionary Leader in 2011. Ray was recognized by all who worked with him for his depth of knowledge, attention to detail, focus, hearty laugh and love of life. He was generous with his time and talents and mentored many along the way. Ray was a loving and faithful husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by Mary Jane, his beloved wife of 53 years, his sisters Jeanne McCullaugh of Plymouth, Massachusetts and Lynne Krebs of Marlborough, Massachusetts and his aunt, Mildred Blossom, of Fairhaven Massachusetts. He is survived by two sons, Raynor Lawrence Taylor of Arlington, Virginia and Andrew Kent Taylor, his loving wife Lili, and their precious children Michael and Michelle of Austin, Texas. The family would like to thank all those who so lovingly cared for Ray during his illness. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 1457 Independence Boulevard on Friday evening, September 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. Ray's funeral service will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach on Saturday, September 7 at 11:30 a.m. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Burial will be in the United States Naval Academy Cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com Published in The Virginian Pilot on September 4, 2013 . http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=raynor-a-k-taylor&pid=166782377&fhid=15638#fbLoggedOut

August 23, 2013 – NB - Bryan W. Compton III age 55, passed away unexpectedly August 23, 2013, at his home from natural causes. He was born in Annapolis, MD, to retired RADM Bryan Whitfield Compton, Jr. and the late Mary Taylor Compton. Bryan was a long-time resident of the beach, and was a passionate musical entertainer. He loved piano, drums, singing, and painting. He is survived by his father of Demopolis, AL; one brother, David of Manassas, VA; and two sisters, Mary Catherine of Jacksonville, FL and Ann of Tuscaloosa, AL; and four nephews and two nieces. A memorial service will be held at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home at 1457 Independence Blvd. on Sunday, Sept 15, at 2 p.m., where the family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com Published in The Virginian Pilot on September 8, 2013 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=bryan-w-compton&pid=166829011&fhid=15639#fbLoggedOut  
Note: Bryan was a former member of ODEC. 

May 27, 2013 – SCG – Bruce Maynard Reese born on December 25, 1922, Resident of Virginia Beach http://www.tributes.com/show/95954445#condolences  

May 18, 2013 – NB - Betty Kathryn Holt - Chesapeake - Betty Kathryn Oakley Holt, 86, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Born in Connersville, IN, she was the daughter of the late Howard B. and Eleanor Oakley. Betty retired as the Business Manager of Leesburg Regional Medical Center (FL) in 1989. Upon retirement, she volunteered with the reading development program at a local elementary school in Leesburg (FL). In 2002, Betty joined her son's family and became a resident of North Carolina and then Virginia. Betty was a former member of the Virginia Beach Public Library Advisory Board for the Blind; a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church; and a founding member of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. She was an avid reader and traveler; enjoyed cross-word puzzles and was a great mentor to family and friends. Betty is preceded in death by her husband, William B. Holt (retired CPO, USN). Left to cherish her memory are her son, William H. Holt (Jean) of Chesapeake; daughter, Barbara H. Stevens of Altamonte Springs, FL; grandchildren, Kelvin D. Owen Jr. (Christy); Holly E. Holt-Tuten (Glenn); Scott Owen; Melissa Stevens; Kirsten Holt; great-grandchildren - Amanda Raiford; Katy Beck; David Beck Jr.; April Smith, Nathan Owen; and great-great-granddaughter Vera Lea Smith; as well as extended family and many close friends in Virginia and Florida. Betty's life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 in the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. Rev. Lottie Cochran will officiate. Interment will follow in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in the funeral home. Friends are invited to sign the online guest book and to view the service via live webcast at www.omanfh.com Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 21, 2013 @ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=betty-kathryn-holt&pid=164899662&fhid=15646#fbLoggedOut  

April 30, 2013 – NB - Caitlyn Weems - Virginia Beach - Caitlyn Marie Weems, 21, went to be with The Lord on April 30, 2013. A loving Mom, daughter, and sister, she is survived by her precious daughter, Brylan; her parents Billy and Carolyn; her four siblings, Christi, Beamer, Brian and Connelly; her grandparents, Frank and Betty Sue Hill; five uncles, four aunts, 10 first cousins, and her pug, Cookie. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 12 noon at Old Donation Episcopal Church, on North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. Immediately following, please join us for reception at the Weems' home: 1420 Claudia Dr. Va Beach, VA 23455. Memorial donations may be made to "Brylan Weems - Educational Fund," at any Monarch Bank location or sent directly to the Weems' residence. Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 3, 2013 @ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=caitlyn-marie-weems&pid=164584876#fbLoggedOut  

April 26, 2013 – NB - Colonel Alfred T. Grubbs (US Army, Retired) Alfred T. "Tom" Grubbs died at his home at Westminster Canterbury in Virginia Beach. He had been suffering from a heart condition. Born in Butler County, KY, COL Grubbs, 92, was the son of the late Alfred T. and Anna T. Grubbs. His wife of 52 years, Barbara Kellam Grubbs, died in 2004. His brothers, Boyce T. and Roy M. Grubbs, both pre-deceased him. COL Grubbs was the valedictorian of his class at Ohio County (KY) High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1965 from the University of Maryland. After graduating from high school, he studied at a business college in Louisville KY before enlisting in the US Army in March 1939. Trained as a medic at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN, he was then assigned to the Panama Canal Zone, and appointed as a warrant officer in May 1942. He remained in Panama until early 1944, when he returned to the United States for a short assignment at Camp Atterbury, IN. In December 1944, then CWO Grubbs was reassigned to the Alaska Command, and remained there until 1946. He was then assigned to the Army Forces Staff College at Fort McNair, Washington DC, and was a plank holder when the College moved to the Norfolk Naval Base. It was there that he met his future wife. Commissioned in 1947 as a second lieutenant, and married in 1951, COL Grubbs had wartime tours in Korea and Thailand, as well as assignments in Indiana, Washington DC, the Pentagon, Fort Meade (MD), and twice in Heidelberg Germany. COL Grubbs retired in 1977 after 38 years of service. His military awards included the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal. After his retirement, COL and Mrs. Grubbs moved to Virginia Beach. In retirement, he volunteered extensively, especially with the AARP Tax Counseling services, where he served for many years as the Virginia program coordinator, and the Virginia Beach Mayor's Commission on Aging. He received the Gordon Morton Award for Volunteer Service from the Virginia Chapter of AARP in 2006. A long time resident of the Larkspur community, COL Grubbs was known as the "rose man" who offered exquisite roses from his garden to neighbors and friends for all occasions. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas R. and Ann B. Grubbs of Vienna, VA, and Robert K. and Janet M. Grubbs of Fairfax Station, VA; four grandchildren, Robert, Elizabeth, Charles, and Thomas; and a sister-in-law, Dovie Grubbs. There will be a visitation on Friday evening, May 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., 2002 Laskin Road. There will be a Memorial Service (Celebration of Life) at the Holy Trinity Chapel, Westminster Canterbury, at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013, followed by a reception. Interment will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, where his wife is buried. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Old Donation Church, 4449 N. Witch Duck Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455; Westminster Canterbury Foundation, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451; or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com. Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 13, 2013. 

April 19, 2013 – IGC – Katie Kalina (her husband Walter Joseph died May 27, 1999’s and is interred next to her)

February  28, 2013 – NB – Richard l. “Buddy” Olsen, 88 was born in Brunswick, GA. November 11, 1925. Buddy always had a positive attitude and was adept at finding silver linings.  In 1943 he graduated from Glynn Academy and was appointed to the US Merchant Marine Academy. During WWII, as a cadet midshipman, he delivered supplies and armaments aboard US merchant vessels. In 1955 he was commissioned a Navy officer and later served in Saigon during the Vietnam War. While stationed in Miami he met his future wife Barbara Ann Hood.  From 1975 he worked as a Maritime Surveyor for the National Cargo Bureau in Norfolk. He was a member of the Old Donation Episcopal Church vestry and participated in various church activities such as Cursillo and Men's Breakfast. He volunteered regularly at the Seaman’s Home. At age 75, Buddy spent about six months canoeing south on the Mississippi River, in a Huck Finn manner. Buddy leaves his wife Barbara living in an assisted living facility in Minnesota with dementia, daughter and son-in-law - Janice and Albert Hammond, grandson Brett and Alex, siblings Kay Olsen Carrier and Mickey Olsen; and many nephews. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, St. John’s Boys’ Choir, or St. Benedict’s Senior Community http://www.centracare.com/locations/profile/?id=110. A requiem eucharist and celebration of Buddy’s life was held March 12, 2013 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1111 Cooper Ave, South, St Cloud MN - http://stjohns-episcopalchurch.org

February 12, 2013 – NB - C. Virginia Story passed away on this day. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the widow of Rev. George S. Story. She was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Old Donation Episcopal Church by Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr. Memorial contributions may be made to The Altar Guild. Published in the Virginian Pilot on February 28, 2013.

January 17, 2013 – WLC - Donald W. McCoid - 84, of the 6000 block of S. River Rd. passed away on this day. He was born in Patterson, NJ to the late William B. McCoid and Wilma Post McCoid. He was a retired commercial real estate agent with Sanford, Nallitt & Associates and a US Navy veteran. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Cecilia K. McCoid; daughter, Lori Keller and husband Kevin; sons, Donald McCoid and wife Sarah, Glenn W. McCoid and wife Claudia, James D. McCoid; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Paddy. A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Old Donation Episcopal Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Norfolk SPCA at www.norfolkspca.com/donate
Published in The Virginian Pilot on January 19, 2013.

January 5, 2013 – IGC - Lois Elaine Orne (Jun 4, 1926 – Jan 5, 2013) *Note by the Rev. Bob Randall: Elaine's instructions were clear that her trust in God and God's gracious love should be celebrated on this day, Thursday, January 17, in an act of joyful praise. She asked the reception to be a birthday celebration, marking her first day of her new life. What a fitting witness to a life of faith this will be! May her soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. *Note: from Old Donation History - http://1bob9.blogspot.com/2009/06/old-donation-history.html by Bob Perrine, Church Historian: Elaine Orne - First Female Lay Reader and Eucharist Provider. Sometime in the 1970’s Elaine asked to be a Lay Reader after hearing about a woman in another church reading from the Bible to the congregation. Realizing she would be the first at Old Donation, Elaine prayed for guidance before asking Reverend Beverley D. Tucker, Jr. After receiving Vestry approval, Reverend Tucker told her she could read, but only after being licensed by the Bishop. Elaine’s primary requirement was to be able to project her voice so that even the people in the balcony could hear as there was no sound system at that time. Later Reverend Tucker asked Elaine if she wanted to administer the Eucharist. Knowing she would be the first female to provide this sacred service, she again prayed for guidance. Not wanting to cause any problems she told Reverend Tucker that she could administer the Eucharist on one side of the rail, and if parishioners objected they could politely step to the other side. During this period only one female was allowed to perform these duties, and when she stepped down another woman was commissioned to carry on these duties.
A Funeral Sermon by the Rev. Bob Randall. One of everybody’s favorite saints, Lois Elaine Orne, has moved from this life into life eternal. She now rests with the saints triumphant. Today we give thanks to God for the blessing she has been in our lives. Elaine was one of the very first folks I met here. She attended one of the cottage meetings “meet and greet” sessions where Chris and I were introduced to the parish. I don’t remember all of them very well now, but I can picture Elaine sitting in the living room at Ann and George Butlers about half-way around the circle. Some people just stand out more than others and Elaine was one of those. She wasn’t loud or showy, but when she spoke we always listened and it was worth it. Part of that was her “Maine” accent that still punctuated her speech. But the bigger reason was she spoke simply, directly and always honestly - and there was wisdom in what she had to say. She didn’t waste time with details that didn’t matter. You knew clearly what she thought. My wife, Chris, called her after an injury a couple years ago, offering to bring her one of our favorites: Split Pea Soup. “No, thank you,” said Elaine. “Don’t waste your soup. I don’t like it.” Other people would have taken 15 minutes. Elaine - 15 seconds. She was New England through and through. Life was not always easy. Her dad was an alcoholic who abandoned the family when she was very young, leaving her mom with two young girls during the depression era. Her mom worked all the time so Elaine learned at a young age how to manage, make choices and do her part. She told me, “I was born old.” I loved her story about how she became an Episcopalian. Up until age 15, like most in Maine, she was a member of the Congregational Church. But she didn’t get much from sitting in the pew and listening for an hour. A friend invited her to a Baptist Church, but the preacher yelled and at a baptism, an older woman came up out of the water of the font, screaming and hollering. Elaine said, “You know I couldn’t do that.” So Sunday morning came and I didn’t know what to do when a friend from school came walking by my house. I asked “Where are you going?” She said “to the Episcopal Church. Come join me,” so I followed along. I knelt down like she did and immediately I knew this was the right place. The hard part was telling her mother, who said, “OK. You can choose if you are an adult, but the adult thing to do is you must go sit with Dr. Owen, the pastor of the Congregational Church and tell him.” Elaine said she was scared more than most when she sat in his office and explained how she felt God calling her to a new church, anticipating an argument. He responded instead with, “Elaine, it is obvious you’ve made up your mind. Go with my blessing.” She said got confirmed soon and on her first Sunday to take communion, she did the old tradition and ate nothing all morning. She consumed the wafer and fainted at the altar rail!…. Commenting, “So, I never again fasted all morning!” Practical Elaine. Elaine met her husband Raymond while working as a cook and housekeeper on Monhegan Island, Maine. There are marvelous stories about how she went to work there as a teen to help the family finances. She said she could barely boil eggs, but Raymond came to supper with a fish he’d caught, and after dinner, invited her to dance (having noticed her on the Island a year earlier). It was a dance that lasted until his death in 1985. She told me how she was living in Boston when he wrote that his ship was coming into San Francisco, asking her to drive across the country to meet him. She hardly had driven anywhere, but took off on her own. “But I was never alone,” she told me. That was when God truly became my “Father” because she repeated the Lord’s Prayer constantly on the drive, praying it very very slowly, taking each phrase and meditating as she drove. One other Raymond story if you will grant me the privilege: With her dad’s alcoholism history, Elaine was fearful of Raymond drinking. She made him promise at retirement he would not drink, or she’d leave him. After a while, she decided, as practical and caring Elaine, that this was too harsh. So she went to the ABC store with a medicine bottle, asked them to fill it with something that would taste good, and she brought it home. She wrote a label for the bottle, “FOR SNAKE BITE” and put it prominently in the bathroom. After work he came down for supper with the widest smile, and simply said, “Today I got bit by a snake!” Here at ODEC she became our first woman layreader on the first Sunday in Lent and later chalice bearer. She was a Stephen Minister, took Education for Ministry, and generally was part of our life in every way. All of us will miss her. I asked Beth to have her wide-brimmed “Maine” style hat sitting here today because she wore it all the time and it helps me remember she is going to always be part of my life. Beth and Jonathan and all of her friends gathered. I know it is hard today and will be harder yet some days as we remember Elaine. She loved you so much Beth and her eyes twinkled when she spoke of you. She wanted more than anything to not be a burden but to be a blessing. She was not demonstrative or frilly. She was after all a New Englander. But she was gracious and compassionate and fun and wise and full of love. Elaine would not want us to be mournful and sad on this day, though we miss her dearly. Her instructions were clear. Give thanks to God. Keep it simple - but keep it a CELEBRATION. It is a good day. I want balloons and a birthday cake with one candle, for this marks a new “BIRTH” and my first day of my brand new life. She wrote out why it should be a day of joy in a simple statement: “What I believe” that is where I want to leave you HER words:
That God made all things and said it was good. Me TOO!
That we did not receive God’s message of unconditional love and forgiveness, so God reached us through Jesus. And we too must give forgiveness and unconditional love.
That Jesus said he would send the Holy Comforter to be with us. Thus I believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
That my soul will enter Eternal Life.

January 4, 2013 – NB - Wallace P. Longmire, 86, passed away on this date. Wally was born in Straight Creek, KY January 24, 1926. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy with 33 years of service. He was a member of the VFW in Somerset Ky and was given a Commission of Kentucky Colonel by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for his many Civic duties after retiring there. He was a strong supporter and active member of the Boy Scouts of America. He was predeceased by his wife Jeannie Longmire, and is survived by his son, Gary Longmire and wife Kathy of Virginia Beach, Two grandchildren Kimberly King of Goldsboro NC, and Michael Stoop of Richmond VA, and two Great grandchildren Alex & Brianna, one brother Bill Longmire and his wife Ruth Anne, Sisters Rose Wilson, Corrine Harlin and her husband Jack. Wally will be remembered for his love of singing and playing the guitar, restoring old cars, working in the yard and garden, and the many hours spent researching the genealogy of the family. Wally's Family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Clair Bridge of Virginia Estates, and Odyssey Hospice for the loving care given during Wally's final months. All of you are truly angels that walk among us. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp   A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 11, 9 a.m. at Rosewood Memorial Park with full military honors. Friends & family may offer condolences at
Published in The Virginian Pilot on January 9, 2013.

December 21, 2012 – WLC - Stanley Fitchett Scott - Virginia Beach - Stanley Fitchett Scott, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Stanley was born in Eastville, VA Aug. 3, 1923, to Pauline Stella Parramore and Tucker Murray Scott. He graduating with the first class of Northampton High School, 1941, and went to Washington D.C. and worked for the British Purchasing Commission from June to Dec. 7th, 1941. He then worked throughout 1942 for Newport News Shipyard. He attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy graduating Feb. 1945. He saw action in the Pacific during WWII, and was torpedoed on Aug. Friday 13, 1943. Stanley attended Randolph Macon College in '46 -'47, where he met Dorothy Mae Duncan. They were married Sept. 23, 1950. Dorothy predeceased him on Dec. 14, 2005. After attending the University of Virginia, he returned to sea as 2nd engr. He returned to Richmond and worked for International Harvester Co. for four years when he established the business, G & S Equipment Co., Inc. in 1954, in Chesapeake, selling farm and industrial equipment. Selling the business in 1986 he devoted his time to real estate holdings. He enjoyed raising a family and living out his life overlooking the waters of the Chesapeake Bay from his home in VA. Beach. And the highlight of each of his last 40 years was hosting his family and friends for the 4th of July at his cabin "The Last Resort" on the Eastern Shore.  He is survived by his three children and their spouses; Robin Scott Angle and Sonny of Herndon, VA., Thomas Michael Scott and Hope of Great Falls, VA., and Stella Scott Schreiber and Allen of Mountain Brook, Ala., and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by one grandaughter, Haley Scott. There will be a memorial service at Old Donation Church on December 27th at 12:00 o'clock with a reception to follow. Interment will be private. Donations may be made to The Laps for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at: 6 Office Park Circle, Suite 209, Birmingham, AL 35223, or http://lapsforcf.org Published in The Virginian Pilot on December 24, 2012 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=stanley-fitchett-scott&pid=161890566&fhid=12188#fbLoggedOut  

December 1, 2012 – NB – Minnie Virginia Grubbs, 70, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2012. "Ginny" was born July 26, 1942, in Portsmouth, Virginia, to Cecil and Emma Woodard. She graduated from Longwood College with a degree in education. Ginny was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved to travel and spend time with family. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, John Carlos Grubbs; three daughters, Anna Houtwed and husband Keith of Virginia Beach; Jennifer Hall and husband, Rick of Virginia Beach; and Robbin Gannicliffe and husband, Clinton of Phoenix, AZ and four grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler, Maty and Alexander. A memorial service for family and close friends will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Lung Association . Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on December 4, 2012

November 16, 2012 – SCG – Lawrence W. Payne was born on February 15, 1948 and passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012. Lawrence was a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia. http://www.tributes.com/show/Lawrence-W.-Payne-94805054  
Note: A homily in thanksgiving to God for the life of Larry Payne, July 6, 2013, by the Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr. (with edits by Bob Perrine).
Larry Payne was clearly anointed by God. He visited prisoners, fed the hungry, brought good news where it was needed and worshiped God with every ounce of strength in his body. He was passionate, fierce, faithful, intelligent and capable; and I loved him as a friend. Larry was also stubborn, difficult and unpredictable; and I loved him as a friend. What made it all work for me was that I knew more than anything else, that Larry was a lover, and that would always win out in the end. Larry had an engineer’s mind, a social worker’s compassion and he loved like Jesus. He had a HUGE heart. Larry believed what he loved he should serve, so he served his country, his church and his friends. And he loved his wife Sharon deeply. He volunteered to help others, serving as Chalice Bearer, working as Office Angel, and giving faithful service to the church’s many outreach efforts including the Stephen Ministry, Kairos Prison Ministry and youth programs. In every way Larry was always saying thanks, appreciating others, while giving to them. He called me one time and said, “You’ve got a good godly church here.” I said, “Larry, it’s you who makes it a good godly church. You and all those other folks who take Jesus seriously make it so. But thanks - I’m always happy to hear more evidence.” At times in life, the voices of some of his demons: things that had happened to him or that he had done or his health problems, overwhelmed his physical body. When he applied for a job as Parish Administrator, he told me, “I will do you a good job. I can do some things no one else can and some of those things you really need. But I have to give you fair warning. I will miss some time, and I have strong feelings about some things. I will do what needs to be done and you won’t always like them. But I will have to do it my way.” Larry was self-aware and honest. What a gift he was! One time he had a problem with how we were using the vesting area for Sunday school. Larry wrote a four page letter. “How stupid could I be???” was the gist. I wrote back and explained as best I could. I got two short paragraphs back. “Thanks… You are wrong - but thanks.” Then two days later I saw him before Sunday service started. He met me with tears and a hug. “You OK? I was wrong about how I wrote that letter to you. I am sorry.” I told him, “Larry - I’m a big boy. I can take it. You’re still my friend! I still love you, my brother, and thank you!” Larry’s health was often fragile, and being over stressed, he was in the hospital periodically through the year. I prayed he would have physical strength and endurance to make it. He not only made it, he came out on fire. Larry loved being there and thought it was so important, because he knew about pain. He knew how some people carry around parts of life they regret and the pain inside is almost more than they can handle, but he knew how critical it is for folks who have messed up part of life to hear, “God loves you. God never gives up on you. God will always be there for you, God is always calling you back home.” Now Larry is in place of perfect strength, where demons don’t roam, where no more tears, no more fears, now only joy, only love. For that I give thanks to God, and for Larry I give thanks to God.

November 1, 2012 – NB - Wayne P. Pierce Virginia Beach - Wayne P. Pierce, 86, passed away in his sleep on Thu., Nov. 1, 2012. He was born in Grandy, NC, but spent most of his life in the Tidewater, Virginia area. After graduating from South Norfolk High School, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in Western Europe with the 70th Infantry Division which spearheaded the Seventh Army's drive into Germany during WWII. He was an Episcopalian and retired from the American Optical Corporation in 1986 after forty years of service. In addition to his professional career, he spent many years volunteering with various organizations including: the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Shriners, the Masons, the Aragona-Pembroke Little League, the Aragona-Pembroke Recreation League, the Veterans Hospital in Hampton, Va., and Old Donation Episcopal Church. Mr. Pierce was also past master of the George W. Wright Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He served as a Khedive Temple Shriner, a life member of VFW Post 4809, a former commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart no. 136, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans no. 20. His professional associations included memberships in the American Society of Safety Engineers. Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-three years, Margaret Anne Ellis Pierce. He is survived by his three children: a daughter, Anne Lynne Pierce, of Newport News, Virginia, a daughter Debra Leigh Pierce Howell and her husband Stephen Dwight Howell of South Hill, Virginia, and a son, Wayne Scott Pierce and wife Tina Marie Pierce of Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was also blessed with five grandchildren: Andrew D. Howell, Stephanie G. Howell, Matthew W. Pierce, Timothy J. Premo and Amanda M. Premo. Mr. Pierce is also survived by his very dear friend, Lois Elaine Orne. The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home at 5792 Greenwich Road in Virginia Beach on Sun., Nov. 4, 2012 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The funeral will occur at 2 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 5, 2012 at Old Donation Episcopal Church located at 4449 N. Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach. A graveside service at Rosewood Cemetery in Virginia Beach will follow immediately after the church service. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com. Published in The Virginian Pilot on November 3, 2012 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=wayne-p-pierce&pid=160786860#fbLoggedOut

September 8, 2012 – NB - Doris Annabelle Tobin - Virginia Beach - Doris Annabelle Tobin passed away September 8, 2012 at Clare Bridge. She was the daughter of the late Richard Hodges and Marguerite Loud of Brooklyn, New York. Doris, known as Doe to friends and family, was predeceased by her husband of forty-nine years, Stephen Francis Tobin. Doris was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1922 and moved to Lynchburg, VA with husband, Steve, after his service in the Air Force during World War II. They started their family in Lynchburg and later moved to Virginia Beach in 1956 where they remained throughout their lives. Doe was a fashion model in her late teens and as an adult worked for the Naval Supply Center in Little Creek before joining an interior decorating firm. She chaired the curriculum committee for ODU's ILR (Institute for Learning in Retirement), was an avid gardener, bridge enthusiast and loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children Caroline Morrison and her husband Bob of Reston, VA, Stephen F. Tobin and his wife Carrie of Virginia Beach, VA and Patricia Cappetta and her husband Les of Leesburg, VA. She is also survived by eight grandchildren Bonnie Morrison of Reston, VA; Megan Morrison and her husband Ronny Eisemann of NYC, NY; Katie Morrison and her fiancé Tom Kiritsis of Philadelphia, PA; Andrew and Matthew Cappetta of Leesburg, VA; Christopher Cappetta of Gunnison, CO; and Stephen and Madison Tobin of Virginia Beach and cousins Bill Tracy and wife Eleanor of Brunswick, ME and George Tracy and wife Terry of Beaufort, SC. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church with Rev. Robert Randall officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the South Eastern Virginia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association (http://www.alz.org/seva). Published in The Virginian Pilot on September 10, 2012 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=doris-tobin&pid=159799629#fbLoggedOut  

August 20, 2012 - IGC - Robert J. Tripician - Virginia Beach - Robert (Bob) J. Tripician, 86, passed away August 20, 2012. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Francis Tripician and Mary Markley Tripician and by three sisters, Josephine Anne Levernier, Catherine Jean Connor and Mary Irene Watson. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Grigg Tripician; his son, Peter H. Tripician; daughter, Elizabeth T. Davis and husband Sperry D. Davis; two granddaughters, Emily Elizabeth Davis and Jennifer Anne Davis. Bob served in the Navy during World War II. In March 1949 he was hired as Field Engineer by the Philco Corp. and was assigned to a contact with the Navy Department. In this capacity he spent three years overseas on assignments that included visits to 17 different countries. During his career with Philco, he held positions as Field Engineer, Senior Field Engineer and Senior Systems Engineer. In 1964 he left Philco to accept employment with Civil Service in a Navy Department in Norfolk, VA. During his career with the Navy Department, he was required to travel often in the U.S. with a few trips overseas. He reached the position of Supervisory Electronics Engineer. After his retirement, he became active in Veteran Affairs and was a charter member of American Legion Post 110 of Virginia Beach. He was Post Commander of Post 110 on three different occasions and was Post Chaplain for a number of years. He also was Chaplain of Second District of the American Legion for 5 years. He was also involved in the Society of Forty and Eight, the honor society of the American Legion. He served as Commander of Voiture 86 based in Norfolk, VA and was State Chaplain of the Forty and Eight. In 1978 he became a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. He was active in the church as Vestryman, a former Senior Warden, a Trustee, Layreader, Chalicer and Intersessor. He also was author of three novels entitled "A New Heaven and A New Earth", "Where Ignorant Armies Clash" and "On a Darkling Plain". Bob held positions as follows: Chairman of the Hampton Roads section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, President of Cape Henry Bird Club, and was Chaplain of the Norfolk Chapter of Sons of The American Revolution. Bob's family wishes to thank the staff at Bay Lake Retirement and Assisted Living Community and Hospice for all the love and car given to him. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is in charge of funeral arrangements. A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Friday, September 14, 2012 in Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA with The Reverend Robert J. Randall officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. Published in The Virginian Pilot on September 9, 2012 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=robert-j-tripician&pid=159481527&fhid=15639#fbLoggedOut
Note: Bob was a long time member of Old Donation, a writer, an engineer, a man who loved his family, had a great sense of humor and was a friend to many. Bob was much loved and will be joyfully remembered by many. Peace in the Risen Christ, Drew+

August 19, 2012 - IGC - Catherine Gail Vick -Norfolk - Catherine Gail Vick, 69, of Norfolk, went to be with her Lord Sunday, August 19, 2012. A native of Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Mary C. and Gay Vick, Jr. She attended Old Dominion University, earned her nursing degree and retired from St. Paul Hospital as a nurse. She was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church in Va. Beach where she served as a Stephens Minister. She is survived by her brother, Gay E. "Buddy" Vick III and wife Carolyn of Nashville, TN, her nephew John Wesley Vick, his wife Rose and their son Alexander Clayton Vick of Louisville, Kentucky, her niece Angela Michelle Gruhn, her husband John and their son Simon Gruhn, of Woodbridge, Virginia. A memorial service will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church on Saturday the 8th of September at 2:00 pm. Flowers should be delivered to the church. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com
The Virginian Pilot September 2, 2012 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=catherine-gail-vick&pid=159520313#fbLoggedOut
Note: Gail was a long time member of Old Donation, an office angel and a treasured friend to many. Gail struggled for years with Lupus, but through it she always carried on with a bright spirit. She was much loved by her family and close friends and will be remembered by many.
Peace in the Risen Christ, Drew+

July 20, 2012 – WLC –Helen E. Vasta - Virginia Beach - Helen E. Vasta, 73, went to be with the Lord on July 20, 2012. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and Mother-In-Law. She is survived by her husband and companion of 51 years, Alfio Joseph Vasta, three sons, A.J. Vasta, Robert P. Vasta, and Brenton D. Vasta, daughers in law, Kinberly A. Vasta, and Susanne R. Vasta, grandaughter Ashley Vasta, and grandsons David Vasta and Bryan Vasta. The family is grateful for the loving care of the family doctor, Vera Goode, her neighbor, Gerry Richter, and the Daybreak Singers, for their prayers, cheers, and support. On her last days, she was a resident of the Bayside Health and Rehabilitation Center, a devoted, professional, and skilled facility. No funeral services will be held. Friends can honor her memory by continuing to be charitable to the less fortunate, and to love and respect each other. A word of caution to family caregivers, that cancer treatments like chemo, radiation, medicines, transfusions, and various scans can cause a patient to become crippled from head to toe. If the oncologist cannot cure the cancer, additional chemo may not improve the remaining quality of life. Helen's last chemo treatment was July 3, 17 days later, she passed away. Please visit www.altmeyer.com to express condolences to the family.Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 29, 2012 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=helen-e-vasta&pid=158717292#fbLoggedOut

July 18, 2012 – NB - Katherine P. Williford - Virginia Beach - Mrs. Katherine "Kitty" P. Williford passed away at the age of 86 in Wilmington, N.C. on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Katherine was born in Henderson, N.C. on May 1, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Petar and Maria W. Petar. She was the widow of Matthew D. Williford Jr to whom she was married for 49 years. Katherine was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her sons Matthew D. Williford III (Patty) Virginia Beach, Va., Arthur W. Williford (Linda) Atkinson, N.C., granddaughters Danielle Williford, Virginia Beach, Va., Hannah Williford, Atkinson, N.C., grandson Morgan Williford (Emily), Burgaw, N.C., step-granddaughter Katie Mashek, Virginia Beach, Va., brother Arthur Petar (Laura) Traverse City, Mich., nephew Arthur B. Petar (Kitty) Santa Ana, Calif., nieces Carol P. Ahnen (Dennis) Denver, Colo., Kathy P. Vanderelsen (Tom) Waterford, Mich. and cousin Betty Hunley, Virginia Beach, Va. Katherine was also blessed to have the love and close friendship of her dear Baylake Pines neighbors and friends as well as those in her "Course in Miracles" study group. Katherine attended primary and secondary school in Warrenton, N.C. and received her BA degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Katherine worked in Michigan and New York before settling in Norfolk, Va. She worked for the Red Cross and it was through that affiliation she met her husband. Katherine was a resident of Baylake Pines in Virginia Beach, VA for 54 years. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 4, at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Granby St., Norfolk, Va. with Reverend Robert J. Randall Jr. of Old Donation Episcopal Church officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made either by mail or online to: University of Denver Cancer Center, AMC Cancer Fund, 13001 E. 17th Place, Campus Box F434, Aurora, CO 80045 www.amc.org. Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 22, 2012 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=katherine-p-williford&pid=158653173#fbLoggedOut
Note: "Kitty" was a long time member of Old Donation who moved to Wilmington, N.C., two years ago due to declining health. She was much loved and remembered by many here. Please keep her family in your prayers. May the angels lead you into paradise and may Kitty's soul and the souls of all of the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Peace in the Risen Christ,Bob+

June 17, 2012 – IGC - Albert Lee Smith - Virginia Beach - Albert Lee Smith, 65, of Virginia Beach passed away unexpectedly June 17, 2012. Mr. Smith was the son of the late Albert J. and Carol Dann Smith. Al was a graduate of Bayside High School and attended VCU. Through the years he was employed as an eyeglass technician, professional driver, and telecommunications sales associate. He had a great interest in religions, a quick wit, a lovely singing voice, and brought much happiness to all who knew him. Mr. Smith is survived by his sons, Nicholas Sean Smith and Christopher Lee Smith of Richmond, VA, his brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Anita Smith of Yorktown, VA, his sister Ellen Smith Aikin of Virginia Beach, and loving nieces and nephews. A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, July 28, at 9:30 am at Old Donation Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice . Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com. Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 25, 2012 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=albert-lee-smith&pid=158731013#fbLoggedOut

May 28, 2012 - NB - Constance L. Ferebee (1921 - May 28, 2012) Virginia Beach - Constance Leigh Ferebee, 91, passed away on May 28, 2012, in Virginia Beach. She was born in Norfolk, the elder daughter of Samuel Harrell Ferebee and Grace Willard Shepherd Ferebee. She was predeceased by her parents and by her sister Jean Ferebee Reynolds, of Dallas, TX. Constance graduated from Maury High School and attended Mary Washington College. She had degrees in nursing from the University Of Virginia and Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, and did additional graduate work from Catholic University. She taught nursing prior to entering military service. During her 24 years in the Army Nurse Corps she rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She served in Hawaii during the Korean Conflict and subsequently taught at Fort Sam Houston Medical Training Center. She was then assigned as a recruiting officer in Indianapolis and from there she spent four years as Chief of Army Nurse Corps Recruiting, a job which took her all over the United States. She served one tour in Vietnam. In another tour of duty she was assigned to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. She was also stationed in Germany twice, in Landstuhl and Heidelburg, as well as serving at Fort Bragg, NC and at Fort Monroe. After retirement in 1975, LTC Ferebee returned to Norfolk and became very active in community affairs. She was the executive director of Mobile Meals of Norfolk for 15 years and served on several boards including Ghent Venture, the Norfolk Little Theater, the Norfolk Chamber Consort, Town-N-Gown, the Virginia Symphony League, the Norfolk Society of Arts and the AAUW. She was an active member of WHRO and PEO; she also volunteered at the Chrysler Museum and served as chief of an election precinct. She moved to Westminster-Canterbury in Virginia Beach in 2002. She was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church and she supported numerous charitable organizations, both locally and nationally. LTC Ferebee is survived by nephews David H. Reynolds of Austin, TX, and Peter G. Reynolds of Kansas City, MO; nieces Constance Reynolds Somers of San Antonio, TX, and Robin Reynolds Willim of Bentonville, AR; eight grandnieces and nephews; two great-grand nieces; her loyal housekeeper and friend Virginia Diggs; and numerous cousins. A graveside funeral service with military honors will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. Following the service friends and family are invited to gather at Westminster-Canterbury from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to celebrate Connie's life. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made at http://www.hdoliver.com/ . Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 17, 2012 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=constance-l-ferebee&pid=157999609&fhid=5773
Note: Thursday, May 31, 2012 9 - Connie Ferebee (28 May 2012), age 91 and a wonderful blessing all her life, has died this week. Connie was living recently at Westminster Canterbury but made it to Old Donation every opportunity that her health permitted. She made an amazing career in army nursing and could tell great tales about notable people and places and events in which she had been involved. She was fully alive and active for as long as her body permitted and was a joy to be around. Those of us who knew Connie will miss her greatly. May Connie's soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Connie's funeral service will be at graveside on June 21 at 11:00 a.m. in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Norfolk. In the Peace of Christ, Bob+

Apr 13, 2012 – SCG - Benjamin and Patricia Joyce
(April 23, 1929 - April 13, 2012) began and ended their lives together. Benjamin Edward was born in Seattle, WA, and Patricia Elaine Gilmour in Syracuse, NY. They met in New York City and were married in 1950. Ben, son of Benjamin W. Joyce and Vera L. Stahl Joyce graduated from Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy in 1950, and after 12 years with Moore McCormick Lines joined the U.S. Coast Guard in the 1960's. Pat, daughter of Edward D. Gilmour and Genevieve M. Rubado Gilmour, graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 1949, and worked as a Registered Nurse at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC. After numerous Coast Guard duty stations, Ben retired as a Captain and they settled in Virginia Beach. They were long standing active members of Old Donation Episcopal Church, involved in numerous ministries and outreach for the past 28 years. They are survived by their four children, Benjamin C. Joyce IV, Deborah Joyce McKeon and her husband The Rev. Ronald McKeon, Steven G. Joyce, and Elizabeth (Ann) Joyce Butler and her husband George Butler; and also their siblings, Patricia Joyce Quast, Michael Gilmour and his wife Paula, and Pat's sister Suzanne Gilmour Young; 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Their memorial service will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, 23455, on Saturday, April 21, at 12 noon In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church in memory of Ben & Pat Joyce to be contributed to their much loved outreach ministries. The Virginian Pilot, 18 Apr 2012 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=benjamin-and-patricia-joyce&pid=157088901
Note: April 13, 2012 - Rest in Peace, Rise in Glory by Reverend Bob Randall. Ben and Pat Joyce, long-term solid rocks of our foundation at Old Donation Church have died together this morning. They are the couple who were caught in an apartment fire on Shore Drive early this morning, which has been on our local news today. Ben and Pat have been faithful to the core and were beacons of Christ's light and love. They were not only wonderful souls, but also used their lives and talents in God's service in every way they could imagine. When I arrived 7-1/2 years ago, they were both fabulous supports who made it easier for this newcomer to become part of the community and I have seen them do that again and again. They loved Old Donation and will be greatly missed. Ben would tell me many times that he and Pat were born on the same day, and perhaps one blessing we know in today's loss is that if there was any couple who might say, 'let us go out together' it could be Pat and Ben. They loved each other dearly. I have been with Ann and George and they have notified the family as best possible. Please keep Ben and Pat - and all their family - in your prayers. We give thanks to God for the blessing they have been in our lives and in the life of God's service. Keep their family in your prayers as well as they deal with their grief and as they gather. Preliminary plans are we may have a funeral for them a week from tomorrow (April 21) in very early afternoon. But that is only a preliminary plan that depends on what is best for the family. We will let you know more as we make plans. "May the souls of Ben and Pat and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.” In the Peace of God, Bob+
Note: “Pair Killed in Fire Had Full Life Together, Daughter Says,” The Virginian Pilot April 15, 2012
http://hamptonroads.com/2012/04/pair-killed-fire-had-full-life-together-daughter-says
Blessed. That's the word Pat and Ben Joyce used to describe their lives. And now relatives say they can see a blessing in the tragedy that ended the lives of the couple, both 82, in a fire at their condominium Friday. The Joyces were born on the same day in 1929 and spent more than 60 years together, daughter Ann Butler said. "We didn't know how they would go, but we knew they would go together," she said of their deaths. From their first blind date in New York - Ben was a cadet at Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy on Long Island, and Pat was a nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City - to their final years, they were "deeply in love," Butler, the couple's youngest child, said Saturday. After years of travel, they settled in Virginia Beach and joined Old Donation Episcopal Church. The couple were a fixture there, said the Rev. Robert J. Randall Jr., the rector. Pat had a talent for making people feel welcome, and Ben was committed to outreach programs, the priest said. "He saw the truth of the church, that it should be for other people and not just to make ourselves comfortable," Randall said. As the couple aged, Ben developed arthritis and Pat struggled with dementia. Butler said family members encouraged them to move from their second-floor condo into something more accessible. They loved looking out across the Chesapeake Bay too much to leave, their daughter said. "You know, the Navy couldn't function if your mother wasn't looking out that window looking out for those ships," Butler remembers her father saying. Randall saw the couple on Easter Sunday. They attended a morning service - the one with contemporary music, he said with a laugh - and then Pat came back in the evening with their Yorkie dog, Francis, for "Paws, Prayers and Praise," an animal-friendly service. The dog also died in the fire. "All three of them went together, and we can't imagine it any other way," said Butler, speaking of her three siblings. "None of us can imagine one without the other." The fire damaged 14 condos and displaced 22 people, Battalion Chief Tim Riley, a department spokesman, said Saturday. The blaze started on the exterior of the first floor, he said, and quickly spread into the units above. The investigation continues.

Jan 16, 2012 – NB - Viewlette A. Harlow, 90, passed away Monday. Viewlette was born to Joseph and Edma Atta on October 16, 1921 in New York City and was a life-long resident of Norfolk. Vi was an avid bridge player and crossworder. She was also a long time member and volunteer at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Viewlette is survived by her three nephews, John, Thomas and David Scott. She is preceded in death by her Husband, John; her brother, George Atta and her sister, Melvia Scott. Services will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach on Saturday at 1 p.m. The family will greet friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association. Published in The Virginian Pilot on January 20, 2012 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=viewlette-harlow&pid=155525426
Note: Rest in Peace, Rise in Glory - Vi Harlow and Tom Hunter Funeral plans. Vi Harlow, one of our wonderful office angels, died last night. Viewlette served for years in the office, with Thursday mornings being when she was the 'chief helper.' Vi usually attended 8:00 a.m. services and is much loved by all of us. She loved Old Donation and will be greatly missed. Her funeral services will be Saturday afternoon, Jan 21, at 1:00 p.m. Beginning at 12:00 noon, the family will visit with friends for a short reception in the Parish Hall, prior to the service. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery immediately following the service at the church. Also - I remind you that the funeral service for Tom Hunter will be in the Church on Friday, Jan 20, at 2:30 with a reception following in the Parish Hall. In the Peace of God, Bob+ "May Vi's soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace." Posted by Rev. Bob Randall, Jan 17, 2012

Dec 23, 2011 – IGC - Charles P. Awbrey, Jr. Knotts Island - The Lord came upon swift wings and took Charles Patrick Awbrey Jr. early December 23, 2011. Born March 14, 1991, "Patrick" or "Pat" was a lover of nature and spent nearly all his spare time outdoors fishing, surfing, skateboarding or tending to his many pets. Patrick also had an unquestionable love and passion for nature. This is shown in abundance by over 300 varying plants he grew at his home in Currituck County; ranging from a 400' long privet hedge pulled from the nearby woods to the large variety of flowering shrubs, fruit trees (some planted from seed), roses, Japanese maples, and countless bulbs nestled beneath the dirt waiting to meet the sun this spring. Pat was undeniably a shining light to all he met and will be missed forever by those who knew him. Patrick's loved ones describe him as adventurous, kind, trusting, free-spirited, and owner of the biggest heart any of them had ever encountered. His positivity radiated into those around him. Patrick is survived by his parents Charles Patrick Awbrey Sr. of Knotts Island, NC and Deborah Clark Awbrey of Norfolk, Va., and his siblings Sara Elizabeth Awbrey, Melissa Lauryn Awbrey and Andrew Clark Awbrey. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Abie D. and Elizabeth F. Clark of Norfolk; his paternal aunt and uncles, Lauryn Earle Awbrey (Neil), Roy Dale Awbrey Jr (Ginny), David Mizell Awbrey (Gayle), his maternal uncles, David D. Clark (Leslie) and Brian P. Clark (AnneMarie) and a host of loving cousins and friends. He is also survived by his two best friends, Jacob Bezik and Benjamin Shacklette; Mr. Shacklette honored Patrick with title of godfather to his daughter Payton. Patrick was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, The Reverend Kathleen D. Awbrey and Roy Dale Awbrey Sr. Services will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church located at 4449 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Va. 23455 at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012. In lieu of flowers donations can be made through http://inmemoryofpatrick.tumblr.com/. Published in The Virginian Pilot on January 3, 2012.

Dec 23, 2011 - NB - Barbara Hopkins Crist was called home to be with the Lord. She enjoyed life for 94 years. Barbara was born in Norfolk, Va., the daughter of the late Ida Seeley Hopkins and Robert Henry Hopkins. She was the widow of Capt. Harold F. Crist, USN, her husband, Cdr. George M. Rooney, USN, died in 1978. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Rooney Horton of Chesapeake, Va. and Debra Elise Weston of Leonardtown, Md.; three grandchildren: Catherine Hart Greiber (David) of King George, Va., William Edgar Hart, III (Shayna) of Norfolk, Va., and Valerie Elaine Hart of Fairfax, Va., two great grandsons, Zachary Paul Greiber and William Edgar Hart, IV, one great-granddaughter, Madison Elaine Greiber, a sister Shirley H. Mulderrig of Virginia Beach, three nephews: Lee Mulderrig of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Kevin Mulderrig of Virginia Beach, Va. and Craig Mulderrig of Norfolk, Va. She was predeceased by her grandson, Gregory Eliot Hart and a nephew Brian Mulderrig. Barbara was a member of Old Dominion, Chapter #100, Order of the Eastern Star for 46 years. She was a member of Retired Officers Wives (ROWS), a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church, The St. Cecelia Choir and ODEC Bridge Club. She was also a member and past president of Sentara Bayside Hospital Auxiliary Board. In 2006 she received a Certificate of Appreciation for 2234 hours of volunteer service at Bayside Hospital. She was also a member of Sentara Princess Anne Hospital Auxiliary. The family suggests that memorials be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Va. 23455 or American Heart Association , 500 Plume St., Suite 110, Norfolk, Va. 23510. Hollomon-Brown Bayside Chapel will host a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Va. Wednesday January 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will be celebrated at Old Donation Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/ - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=barbara-hopkins-crist&pid=155164933
Note: Barbara, a long-term Old Donation member, was a faithful member of the St. Cecilia Choir. Barbara overcame many health problems and was always right back with her friends in church. She loved Old Donation and will be greatly missed. In the Peace of God, Rev Bob Randall.

Dec 19, 2011 - NB - John Clayton Wood, Jr., age 97, died in Virginia Beach. John was born on May 10, 1914 to Beulah Trafton Wood and John Clayton Wood, Sr. John and his four sisters grew up at Wood's Corner in the Kempsville section of Virginia Beach. He attended Kempsville Elementary School and the American Institute of Banking. For 2 years John Worked at Seaboard Citizens Bank of Commerce; then later at Lone Star Cement. During WWII he worked at the Marine Base on Hampton Blvd. After the war he worked for I.W. Hardy Dairy Supplies; then later worked for Thomas Wood Hardware. In 1947 John started his own business, Campostella Electronics. He was instrumental in organizing the Virginia Professional Electronics Assoc. of Tidewater and the State Assoc. He served as president for 2 years at the local assoc., and 30 years as its treasurer; and served as president of the State Assoc. and 3 years as its treasurer. John was voted into the NESDA Hall of Fame. John was a member of the Southside Lion's Club where he was past-president. He was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from Lion's International. He served in District 24-D as Zone Chairman, Cabinet Secretary to the District Governor, and Deputy District Governor. Growing up in the Kempsville area, John and his sisters attended Emmanuel Episcopal Church where he was superintendent of the Sunday School; he also served as lay leader and on the vestry. He and his wife, Martha, were married there in 1941. After the church burned in 1943, John worked on the restoration committee. Later, John and Martha became members of Old Donation Episcopal Church where John was superintendent of the Sunday School from 1944-1950. John was predeceased by his grandson Donald R. Hines, Jr. (1974), his wife, Martha (2001), and his sisters Vera Wood Amburn, Margaret Wood Smith, and Louise Wood Lyon. Survivors include: daughters Jeane Wood of Virginia Beach and Mary Ellen Petersen of Germany, son-in-law Bernd, granddaughter Anika, grandsons Jan and Henrik all of Germany. Also surviving is John's fourth sister, Susie Wood Hill, who turned 100 last October. There are several nieces and nephews. A Holy Eucharist service will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church on Jan. 7th at noon by the Rev. Bob Randall and from Medi Home Health Care, The Rev. Horace Montgomery. After the service, Jeane and Mary Ellen will receive friends in the Parish Hall, where refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Old Donation Church-4449 N. Witchduck Rd., Va. Beach, VA 23455, or to the Southside Lions Club, C/O W.T. Perkins, 904 Glenda Crescent, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=john-c-wood&pid=155148176
Note: John has been a member of Old Donation since the 1940's. He and his cousin, William E. Wood, served as acolytes for The Rev. Alfriend's funeral in 1923 and just a few years ago was awarded the oldest participating acolyte at the National Acolyte Festival when he went with the ODEC acolytes to the National Cathedral. John was full of life and love and will be missed by many of us who were touched by his life and faithfulness. Submitted by Rev. Bob Randall.
Note: John C. Wood Jr. talked about his time at Old Donation Church. John and Jeane, his daughter, attend Sunday worship, usually the 10:30 service. For many years, John’s wife, Martha, now deceased, worshiped there, too. John’s family lived on a farm in Kempsville in the area now known as “Woods Corner”. John’s farm was where Atlantic Shores Baptist Church now stands. John and William E. Wood, who later in life founded William E. Wood Realty, were first cousins. John’s father was involved in politics and they attended a Baptist church in Kempsville. John’s father was running for reelection to the Princess Anne Board of County Supervisors. The congregation at their church was divided by the politics of the day. John’s father approached the Reverend Alfriend about joining Emmanuel, and the family was warmly welcomed. When the Reverend Alfriend died in 1923, his funeral was conducted at Emmanuel on a warm January day. John at age 9 was the acolyte that day and carried the American flag. His cousin William carried the cross. After the funeral a procession from Emmanuel to Old Donation occurred. Fewer people were at the interment. At Old Donation in 1952 John also attended the interment of Alfriend’s wife, Mary. Every time John walked down the aisle past Reverend Alfriend’s burial site, he recalled that day so long ago when at the age of 9, an acolyte, stood there in respectful silence as one of Old Donation’s spiritual fathers was laid to rest. Submitted by Mal Higgins. Edited by Bob Perrine

Dec 13, 2011 – SCG - Thomas P. Hunter. On December 13, 2011, the Lord answered Tom's prayer and called him home to join his parents, Jimmy and Elizabeth, and his brother, Dick. Tom was born August 3, 1937, in Norfolk, Virginia. He graduated from Maury High School in 1955 and Randolph Macon College in 1959. Tom was a life-long resident of the Tidewater area where he enjoyed fishing, family, and friends. Tom is survived by his sister Sue, children - Paige, Jeff, and Pam, and seven grandsons. A memorial service will be held on January 20, 2012, at 2:30 at Old Donation Church, Virginia Beach. Printed in the Virginian Pilot Dec 15, 2011 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=thomas-p-hunter&pid=155039176
Note: Tom Hunter, a faithful and beloved member of our parish family lived the last years with Parkinson's disease. He was a good hearted friend to many of us with a wonderful sense of humor. He loved going to Men's Breakfast and fishing, as well as Old Donation Church. Posted by Rev Bob Randall Dec 14, 2011.
Note: Rest in Peace, Rise in Glory - Vi Harlow and Tom Hunter Funeral plans. I remind you that the funeral service for Tom Hunter will be in the Church on Friday, Jan 20, at 2:30 with a reception following in the Parish Hall. In the Peace of God, Bob+ Posted by Rev. Bob Randall, Jan 17, 2012

Aug. 22, 2011 – NB - Jacqueline G. Wray of Virginia Beach, 44, passed away peacefully in her sleep after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer with her family by her side Aug. 22, 2011. Jackie's joy in life was enjoying the beach with her friends and family and spending time with her daughters and granddaughter. She is survived by her two daughters, Nicole Baucom and husband Joe and Brittany Grauberger; her sister, Mary Beth Taylor and fiancé George; her brother, Fred Taylor; grandchildren, Paige and Aidan; her longtime companion, John Weindel; and her two cats, Pumpkin and Stanley. A service for Jackie was held at 2 p.m. Aug. 26, at the Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, http://www.pancan.com/
Published in The Virginian Pilot from August 26 to August 27, 2011 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=jacqueline-wray&pid=153288267

Jul 5, 2011 - NB - Harry LeRoy Fremd of Virginia Beach, retired U.S. Navy Cmdr died at his home July 5, 2011. Born April 25, 1929 in West Palm Beach, Fla., he was the son of the late Albert and Blanche Braley Fremd. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Evelyn Cox (Robert) and Irene DeGray (WG). He is survived by his wife of more than 59 years, Dorothy; sons, Harry L. "Skip" Fremd II (Shirley), Karl G. Fremd and Raymond V. "Buddy" Fremd (Donna); and daughters, Kristina Ary (Michael), Theresa Ziegler (Paul) and Wendy Langley; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He graduated from Pahokee High School in Pahokee, Fla., and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his Navy Wings in 1954. For several years, he was active with his sons in the Cub Scouts (Pack Master 364), Boy Scouts and Order of The Arrow. Harry was also a life member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. "Precious" drove many miles in Virginia and North Carolina picking up and delivering blood as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. A longtime member of Old Donation Church, he served on its vestry and in other capacities over the years. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 16, at 1 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 with a reception following in the parish hall. The family would like to thank Doctors Jun Chung, J. Sumner Bell and Howard Weinburg and their staffs and Sentara Home Care Services for all their kindnesses, care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Discretionary Fund of Old Donation Episcopal Church or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.cremate.org/. Published in the Virginian Pilot Jul 9, 2011 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=harry-fremd&pid=152434013

Jul 1, 2011 - NB - Roger T. Vaughan of Virginia Beach, 51, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born Dec. 2, 1959, in Indianapolis to William M. and Rita A. Vaughan. Most of his childhood was spent in Pittsburgh. As a teenager, he began volunteer work at Chesapeake Beach Rescue Squad and graduated from Bayside High. He received his Bachelor's from Old Dominion University. As an active member of his community, he volunteered at Pembroke Meadows Elementary and Recreation Center. Roger worked as a fire-fighter/paramedic in York County. He had been a Neonatal-Pediatric Paramedic at the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters for 25 years. He was pursuing his entrepreneurial passion as co-founder of Childrens' Health First Inc. that focused on the development of specialized products for neonatal-pediatric care. As a loving husband, father, brother, son, co-worker and friend, Roger will be sadly missed. Roger is survived by his wife, Kim; and daughters, Savannah and Casey. Remaining siblings and family include, Bill, Jaime and Michael Vaughan of Odessa, Fla., Richard, Rubio and Zaou Vaughan of Bergen aan Zee, Holland, Joe Vaughan and Rebecca Craft of Pullman, Wash., Mary Vaughan, Hugh, Greyson, and Corianna Moffatt of Nashville, Tenn., Jim and Carol Gorman of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Tim, Kristi, Alexandra, Breanne, and Timothy Gorman of Frisco, Texas. A memorial service and reception will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach on Friday, July 8, at 2 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.altmeyer.com/. If you need further information about the services the funeral home may be reached at 757-422-4000. Published in The Virginian Pilot from July 6 to July 7, 2011
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=roger-vaughan&pid=152397010

Apr 24, 2011 - NB - Robert C. Briggs - 85, passed away on April 24, 2011 in Virginia. He was born on June 7, 1925 in North Dana, MA and was the son of Homer and Muriel Feindel Briggs. Robert was a veteran of World War II and graduated from Norwich University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He married Modena Bixby, R.N., in 1946 while attending Norwich and they enjoyed 64 years of marriage. They lived in Vermont, Massachusetts, Germany, Oklahoma, the Sultanate of Oman, New Hampshire, Grana in West Africa, Florida, Texas and Virginia during various engineering assignments, the U.S. Army and the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA]. Robert founded Briggs Engineering in 1949 and the firm continues with offices in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He later joined the FAA where he served as chief of the Engineering Branch in New England, was an instructor at the FAA Academy and civil aviation advisor for the nations of Oman and Ghana. His professional organizations included Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Captain of the Society of Amereican Military Engineers, member of the American Society for Testing and Materials and the Norwich University Board of Fellows. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire and was a guest lecturer for over ten universities including Norwich, Harvard, Yale and M.I.T. He was a member of the Dewitt Clinton Lodge, No. 15, F.& A.M. in Northfield and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. His military assignments included Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Survivors include his wife, Modena and their children, Spencer Briggs of Virginia, Heather Briggs Anderson of Texas and one grandchild. He was predeceased by a brother, Homer B. Briggs in 2002. Services were held at White Chapel at Norwich, Vermont on April 29., 2011 where a Masonic funeral was performed by the brothers of the Dewitt Clintor Lodge in Northfield and he was buried with military honors in Morrisville. A memorial service will be held in Virginia Beach, Virginia at a later date. See http://www.thenorthfieldnews.com/news/2011-05-05/Obituaries/Robert_C_Briggs_85_Civil_Engineer_Norwich_Fellow.html

March 26, 2011 – NB - Evangeline Kuntz, 88, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011. She was born in 1922, December 23rd of two Greek immigrants in Norfolk, Virginia - Cleon Kyrus, who shortened his name from Kiriakidis and Alpeniki Proimaki. This was their second child and they would have one more. She became a Registered Nurse in 1948 and was a member of the National Penn Women's Association where she was recipient of many awards and ribbons. In 2002 she moved back to Norfolk, her birthplace, to be with the rest of her family. There are photos of her from the 1940's and many called her beautiful, but she did not want to be known as beautiful, rather say that she became more beautiful in her heart with age making friends quickly and easily. She is predeceased by her brother, Johnny and her husband, Joseph Kuntz, Sr. Her kind heart will be remembered by her son, Joseph Kuntz, Jr.; her sister, Avra Egan; and many, many others. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 26, at Old Donation Episcopal Church by the Rev. Drew Fossie. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Medi Hospice of Virginia Beach, VA.
http://www.sturtevantfuneralhome.com/
Published in Houston Chronicle on March 31, 2011 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=evangeline-kuntz&pid=149814555

Mar 3, 2011 - FCB - Herbert Lowell Davis, 78, of Westminster-Canterbury, passed away March 2, 2011 in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. A native of Douds, Iowa, he was the son of the late John Herbert and Edna Frazier Davis. He graduated from University of Virginia with distinction in 1953. He retired from Potomac Electric Power Company as vice chairman and chief financial officer. He was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. He was a former Rotarian and a member of The Metropolitan Club of Washington, D.C. He was a U.S. Naval veteran having served on the USS IOWA. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Roberta S. Davis; his son, Michael S. Davis; his daughter, Elizabeth D. Burroughs and husband Richard Gregory; and two grandchildren, Lillian B. Burroughs and Maxwell D. Burroughs all of Virginia Beach. He is also survived by his brother, James F. Davis and wife Sally A. of California; a niece, Virginia D. Hayes and a nephew, Victor B. Davis. A funeral will be conducted Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church with the Rev. Robert J. Randall Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, Friday, March 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/. The Virginian Pilot, March 3, 2011

Mar 1, 2011 - IGC - Robert O. Beale Jr. was born Nov. 7, 1934 in Norfolk County, Virginia, to Robert Oliver Beale Sr. and Phoebe Lavinia Powell, died March 1, 2011 at Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Oliver Beale Sr. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Phoebe Lavinia Powell Beale; sister, Virginia Anne Beale Swallow; brother, Bernard Carroll Beale (Helen); and many nieces and nephews; also a very dear friend, Anthony Katrina. Bob graduated with the class of 1954, Norview High School, and served in the United States Army in Korea. He attended The College of William and Mary, now Old Dominion University, and moved to New York City to complete his master's degree in business finance, followed with a career in the banking industry. Bob enjoyed gardening, opera and was a member of the Church Choir at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Arrangements are being handled by the Cremation Society of Virginia. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 12, at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the church. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.cremate.org/welcome.php. Published in The Virginian Pilot on March 6, 2011. Guest Book Share your memories, express your condolences and add photos in the Guest Book for Robert Beale Jr. http://www.cremate.org/_mgxroot/page_10780.php?task=Search&listing=Current

Jan 30, 2011 - NB - Robert N. English, 87, of the 4400 block of Trinity Court, passed away Jan. 30, 2011 in his home. A native of Williamsport, Pa., he was the son of the late Arthur and Mabel English. He retired from the Teamsters Union as a warehouseman. He was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Battle of the Bulge. He is survived by his wife, Edith F. English; a daughter- in-law, Mary Rice; a granddaughter, Donia J. Reitzel, a great-grandson, Gabriel A. Reitzel; three stepchildren, John Patterson, Stephen Patterson and Stephanie Pollard; three stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat- grandchildren. All services will be at a later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to: Medi Home Health & Hospice, 1112 B Eden Way N., Suite 200, Chesapeake, VA 23320. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on February 2, 2011


Jan 25, 2011 - FCB - William G. Eaton Sr
. Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. William Guy "Bill" Eaton Sr. died Jan. 25, 2011 in Virginia Beach. Born in Charleston, S.C., March 26, 1922, to Edna S. Smith and William G. Eaton, he graduated from the Hamburg, N.Y., public school system in June 1940 and entered the U.S. Navy where he won an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. He graduated from the Naval Academy in June 1944 with the class of 1945. He married the former Sally Ann Crutcher in the Naval Academy chapel on July 12, 1945. Both Bill and Sally were raised in Navy families. After a number of surface ship assignments he entered flight training and received his wings in September 1949 at Pensacola, Fla. Bill retired from the Navy in 1965, after which he worked for Northrop Corporation, where he proudly contributed to the first manned lunar landing. He then embarked on a 25- year career teaching mathematics and science in the Norfolk and Virginia Beach public school systems and at Tidewater Community College. Bill was an active person most of his life who enjoyed sports and interacting with people. He was a straight forward individual who stood up for what he believed in as those who knew him as a Naval aviator, scientist, teacher, and family man can attest. He will be remembered for his love of family, duty to country and faith in God. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Sally C. Eaton; his daughter, Isabel Pollard and husband Ken of Virginia Beach; two sons, William and wife Ann of Virginia Beach and Robert and wife Marty Daly of Santa Fe, N.M.; three grandchildren, Michele Mohlere Arosemena and husband Carlos, Virginia Eaton, and Will Eaton and wife Michelle; and his sister, Jane "Cappy" Stewart of Davis, Calif. He was a member of the USNA Alumni Association, of the VP21 and VP 45 Squadron Associations and, for more than 40 years, of Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that memorial donations be made either to Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, or to the Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation, 247 King George St., Annapolis MD 21402. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/.

Jan 11, 2011 - WLC - Mary Kneedler Jarvis was born on November 25, 1915 and passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Mary was a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia. http://www.tributes.com/show/Mary-K.-Jarvis-90593070

Dec 30, 2010 - WLC - Mary Anne Gibboney was born Nov 25, 1938, the beloved wife of Donald Gibboney for 50 years, daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Hari. Survivors include daughter Dona & her son Brenden; son Dana & his wife Diane and their boys John & Donald; brothers, Joe, Gerry & wife Linda; sisters Betsy & husband Bob, Evelyn & husband Gene. Mary Anne was loved by everyone she met in her many activities and will be missed by all. She will be buried at Old Donation Church in VA Beach following a graveside ceremony led by Reverend Bob Randall Saturday, January 15, 2011. Donations to the MS Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.cremate.org/.
See http://www.tributes.com/show/Mary-Gibboney-90423157
Note: In 1975, along with Joyce Pettet, Mary Anne put together a small group of enthusiastic lay people who helped settle the Nguyen Family in Virginia Beach, refugees from War Torn Vietnam (See Old Donation History, the Nguyen Family, Refugees from War Torn Vietnam @ http://1bob9.blogspot.com/2009/06/old-donation-history.html).

Dec 28, 2010 - WLC - Gail H. Guthrie passed away Dec. 28, 2010 with her family by her side. Gail was born and raised in Wilmington, Del. She was the third child of the late Dorsey and Helen Hudson. She is survived by John, her husband of 38 years who was her college sweetheart and best friend, her son Adam of Washington, D.C., her son Patrick and her daughter-in-law Annie of Washington, D.C., and her daughter Bridget of Virginia Beach. She is also survived by her sister, Sue Martin of Wilmington and her brother, Steve Hudson of Plymouth, Mass., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gail received her early childhood education degree from James Madison University and her master's in education from Old Dominion University. She was a passionate elementary school teacher for 24 years, and taught 16 years at Hermitage Elementary School where she was recognized as Teacher of the Year and Reading Teacher of the Year. Gail was an active member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority and Old Donation Episcopal Church where she was a Stephen Minister. Among the passions in Gail's life were her family and teaching. She adored and was devoted to her husband and children. Gail endowed a scholarship at JMU to be awarded annually to a student teacher who exhibited a primary criterion - a passion for teaching. Gail was indebted to Diane Miller, her Stephen Minister for the last three years. A service to celebrate Gail's life will be held Sunday, Jan. 2, at 3 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Old Donation Episcopal Preschool, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Published in The Virginian Pilot on January 1, 2011.
See http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=gail-guthrie&pid=147510945

Dec 20, 2010 – IGC – Baby Miani

Dec 12, 2010 - WLC - Charlotte 'Chaussie' Trenholme Guedalia Allender, 79, of Williamsburg, Va., passed on Dec. 12, 2010, after developing Inflammatory Breast Cancer at 78. Born in Flushing, N.Y., and was the only child of Charlotte Trenholme MacNamara and Jules A. Guedalia (deceased) of Great Falls, Va. Charlotte graduated from the Blackstone College for Girls in Virginia and met her husband on a blind date at the U.S. Naval Academy. They were married June 1, 1951. Charlotte was a devoted Mom and Navy wife; a volunteer at Sentara Bayside Hospital in Virginia Beach more than 30 years; and most of all, an animal lover. Charlotte is survived by her husband of 59 yrs., Gene; son, Gregory T.; daughter, Caryn T.; and cousins, Virginia Thompson, Robert Barbour, Cynthia Mace, and Ann MacNamara. Memorial services at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, at 1:30 p.m. on Dec 17, 2010, and Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 North Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, at 1:30 p.m. on Dec 20, 2010. In lieu of flowers you may donate to Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center, www.mskcc.org and click on 'How to Help' and the U.S. Equine Rescue League at www.userl.org. Online condolences may be registered at http://www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net/.
See https://www.usna.com/SSLPage.aspx?rss=obits_arch&referrer=sub_obits&pid=11632

Nov 28, 2010 - NB - Julia Slaw Lusk, 95, died Nov. 28, 2010. The widow of Robert E. Lusk, she was originally from Blackstone, Va., but had been a resident of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for more than 70 years. She is survived by her sons, William S. Lusk and wife Peggy of Moyock, N.C., Robert E. Lusk Jr. and wife Judy of Glen Allen, Va.; five grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret S. Williams of Kenbridge and Evelyn B. Wootton of Blackstone. She was proud to have been a member of Old Dominion Chapter 100 OES. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Memorial Fund of Old Donation Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. Dec. 2, in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, 1457 Independence Blvd., followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Rosewood Memorial Park. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/.
See http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=julia-lusk&pid=146859266

Oct 9, 2010 - NB - Celia Theresa Hornor, 90, died Oct. 9, 2010, at Bayside Sentara Hospital, Virginia Beach. She enjoyed a full, vibrant life until a few days before her death. Born May 11, 1920, in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of Julia and "Benny" Jendrucek. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Hornor, who died in 1999. They had been married for 57 years. William "Jake" Hornor and Cele lived most of their years happily on a farm in Carlisle, PA. While there, they developed many wonderful friendships. Later, after moving to Virginia Beach, they were blessed to meet new people and neighbors, and once again formed special friendships. Surviving are her sister-in-law, Maureen Nash Jendrucek; three children, Sharon H. Butts and her husband Edward of Virginia Beach, VA, William E. Hornor, Jr., and his wife Lucy of Yorktown, VA, and Tappan T. Hornor and his wife Denise of Sinaloa, Mexico. Celia had nine grandchildren, Jeffery H. Butts, Holly E. Schulz, Michael B. Butts, Leslie C. Morton, Cody J. Hornor, Stephanie C. Keith, Tappan J. Hornor, Brian R. Hornor, and Paul W. Hornor. She was also blessed with fourteen great grandchildren. The entire family will always cherish wonderful memories of their caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be interred at the Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle, PA, on Oct. 12, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. A Celebration of Her Life Service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Robert Randall officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/. See http://www.tributes.com/show/Celia-Hornor-89545387

Jun 8, 2010 - NB - Ethel Erickson better known as Pat, a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, died June 8, 2010 in Sun City, Calif., after a short illness. She was 102. Born Ethel James on Nov. 30, 1907, in Eccles, Manchester, U.K., she came to the United States with her mother when she was only 18 months old. She grew up in Brooklyn where she survived the great Spanish flu epidemic of 1919 and went to work as a record keeper for the phone company. As a young woman, she earned the nickname "Jessie James" for her feistiness both in and out of the office. Pat was a devoted wife of the late Albert Victor Erickson, a construction manager and superintendent, with whom she moved to Virginia in the mid 50s. She also was the much-loved mother of the late Capt. James Albert Erickson, a Navy Seabee who retired to become a construction superintendent and property manager in Virginia Beach, and Thomas Victor Erickson, a retired naval aviator and United Airlines captain who lives in Temecula, Calif. Mrs. Erickson was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. Other survivors include her daughter-in-law, Lynda Erickson of Virginia Beach; daughter-in-law, Jan Erickson of Temecula; and former daughter-in-law, Lois Pichardo of Virginia Beach. She also had seven grandchildren including Mark St. John Erickson of Hampton, Ann Victoria Erickson of Seattle, Elizabeth Johanna Erickson and Patricia Lee Hoff, both of Chesapeake, Cathy Burgess of Wethersfield, Conn., Scott Erickson of Broomfield, Colo., Tarn Krum of Norfolk; and nine great- grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. The Rev. Elizabeth M. Felicetti will be the officiant. Burial will be at Colonial Grove Memorial Park, 3445 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, following the service.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on August 24, 2010

May 23, 2010 - IGC - Roy Dale Awbrey, Commander USN retired, died after a long illness with progressive supranuclear palsy. He was born in Kingsville, TX in 1933, and graduated from Texas A&M, Kingsville. He attended OCS in Newport, RI and enjoyed 30 years of naval service as an aviator and CO of various commands. He was the epitome of an officer and a gentleman. Roy was known for his kindness, compassion and gentleness. His wood carvings of birds, ducks and walking sticks are treasured by his many friends and family. He also painted exquisite watercolors. He was a faithful member of Old Donation Episcopal Church where he served in leadership positions over the years and was proud to be a member of their glorious choir for over 40 years. Roy is survived by his cherished wife of 28 years, Phyllis, three sons, Roy Dale Awbrey Jr. and wife Virginia of Virginia Beach, David and wife Gayle of Cocoa Beach, FL, Charles of Knotts Island, NC, daughter Lauryn and husband Neil Maclure of Harpenden, England. Also survived by Phyllis' children, Janet Tenerowicz and husband Joseph of Chesapeake, VA, Kenneth Stanley and wife Patrona of Debary, FL, Edward Stanley of Frederick, MD, and Alice LaBudde of Virginia Beach. Grandchildren include Ian, William and Stuart Maclure, Sara, Patrick, Melissa, Andrew, David Awbrey, Lee Macaughin, Michael Love, Emily and Elizabeth Tenerowicz, 1st Lts Kevin Stanley and wife Molly, Shannon, Alyssa, Kristen and Geoffrey Stanley and great grandfather to Connor Stanley. Also survived by his sister, Vernalyn Bradshaw and husband Claude of Robstown, TX, nieces, grandnieces and nephews all of S. Texas. A memorial celebration of life will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church 4449 N. Witchduck Rd on June 12, at 2:30 PM. Burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Music Fund or Food Bank of Old Donation Episcopal Church. Cremation Society of Virginia is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at http://www.cremate.org/. See http://www.tributes.com/show/Roy-Awbrey-88614679

Feb 27, 2010 – NB - John T. Ferebee Sr. VIRGINIA BEACH - John T. Ferebee Sr. of Virginia Beach died Feb. 27, 2010. He lived a full life centered around his family, his business and his church. He was the son of Oscar Benson Ferebee Sr. and Florence Swingley Ferebee. Born in Norfolk, Sept. 14, 1929, he graduated from Maury High School in 1947 after which he studied two years at the Norfolk Division of William and Mary which later became Old Dominion University. During the mid- 1940s, he was a lifeguard at the Cavalier Beach Club and one of only a handful of early surfers in Virginia Beach at the time with his 13-foot hand-built surfboard. He attended the University of Virginia from 1949- 1950, and in 1950, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from Flight School as a pilot with rank of second lieutenant in March 1952. After graduation from Combat Gunnery School at Nellis Air Force Base Las Vegas, he left for Korean Combat tour of Duty in September 1952, flying the F-80 Shooting Star, the F86 Sabre Jet and the Texan T-6 in the Mosquito Squadron, directing fighter bomber strikes. After Korea, he returned to Greenville, Miss., in 1953 as a flight instructor in T-33 Jets and the T-28. In March 1955, he became an agent with Equitable Life until 1970. From 1970-1974, he became a personal producing general agent with Provident Life and Accident, and then from 1974 to present with Connecticut Mutual now Mass Mutual. In April 1965, he committed his life to Christ. Over the years, he had served on the Official Board of Ghent United Methodist Church and was, for a time, president of the Methodist Men's Club, vice president and treasurer. Also, he was president of the Northside Norfolk Rotary Club, member Norfolk Life Underwriters Association, member of Board of the Norfolk Seamans Friend Society and Proclaim, member of the American Legion Post 35, and past member of the Norfolk Boat Club and the Harbor Club. He was a member of St. John's Anglican Church. Anyone who has ever met John would say he had a presence about him which was infectious and inviting, offering an easy smile and a sense of humor that made everyone feel at home. He is survived by his beautiful and loving wife of 51 years, Meredith; his well- loved children, John Terrell, Harry Stewart, Anne Brandon and Christopher Swingley; his brother, Oscar B. Ferebee; and sister, Ann Ferebee; as well as many dear nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at the Ferebee plot in Elmwood Cemetery with Father Robert Whitaker officiating. Following the service, family and friends are invited to a celebration of his life at Steinhilber's in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Anglican Church, P.O. Box 9503 Virginia Beach, VA 23450. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Published in The Virginian Pilot from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2010
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Note: (by Mal Higgins) John was a Korean war jet pilot.  He was buried in the Ferebee family plot in Norfolk’s old cemetery, either Cedar Grove or Elmwood. Several times he would host “Men’s Breakfast” at his house around Christmas time.  He had a unique model railroad setup in his front room.

Feb 25, 2010 – SCG (no plaque) - Ruth Ellin Fogle Johnstone, 83, was born in Baltimore, Feb. 21, 1927 to the late Earl L. Fogle and Ruth Fogle. She graduated from Eastern High School and Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Baltimore, and was a registered nurse. Mrs. Johnstone was the wife of the late Frank L. Johnstone, her husband of 61 years. Mrs. Johnstone was an Episcopalian and a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Norfolk, where she served as director of the church's EYC. She was a member of the Suburban Woman's Club, Retired Officers' Wives Club (ROWS), and a weekly bridge group in the Witchduck area. Mrs. Johnstone is survived by her sister, Eva M. Gustafson and her husband Robert of Severna Park, Md.; her cousin, Jane Murray of Timonium, Md.; her brother- in-law, Eugene H. Johnstone and his wife Peggy of Chestertown, Md.; her sister-in- law, Virginia Sisson and her husband Harold of Columbus, Miss.; her daughters, Margaret J. Miller and her husband S.E. "Skip" Miller, Carol J. Heischober and Robin J. Baugh, all of Virginia Beach; her sons, David H. Johnstone and his wife Kimberly and Paul L. Johnstone, all of Virginia Beach; and her grandchildren, Andy Miller and his wife MaryAnn, Nate Miller, Jay Johnstone, Jessica Johnstone, and Elizabeth Baugh. She was predeceased by her parents and her granddaughter, Erin Heischober. Whether she was showing you how to bait a crab trap, pick the juiciest strawberries, swing a softball bat, catch the perfect wave, or revise a term paper, she had a special way of making each family member and friend feel loved. Her recipes and, especially, her stories will be treasured for generations to come. Life with her was an adventure full of laughter and learning. Granny, you will be missed. The family would like to thank the staff at Bayside Hospital and Sentara Nursing Center Virginia Beach for their care and support. At her request, donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. The Cremation Society of Virginia is handling her arrangements with a private family ceremony to be held at a later date.
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Feb 1, 2010 - FCB - Joyce Davis McAtee, 82, of Westminster-Canterbury, Virginia Beach, VA, passed away in Norfolk, VA. A native of New Orleans, LA, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Mildred M. Davis. Joyce was predeceased by her best friend and husband, George Whitecotton McAtee; and brother, Dale Davis. She is survived by her cousin, Charles "Skip" Adams and his wife Mary, and children, Alexandra Shaw, Amanda and Allison Adams from Lafayette, LA who loved her greatly and visited her often. She and George were Master Gardeners and loved working in the soil, planting and cultivating their lovely garden on Byrn Brae Drive for 30 years. Though they had no children of their own, they had many who felt that special bond. Among them are Dr. Faith White of Greene, NY, Cristy Mahloy of Newport News, VA, Linda and Michael McGraw and Jeanne and Steve McSweeney of Virginia Beach, VA. Dear friends, Jim and Sharon Need drove Joyce to church after she could no longer drive and spoiled her with delicious homemade cookies. Joyce and George loved to travel, visiting Rome many times and enjoying the Sequoia trees of California. They often would drive to Williamsburg to have lunch and shop. Joyce loved to travel to Massanutten to watch fall foliage as she had done since childhood. She and George were both raised in Washington D.C. and therefore had a love for politics. She, as a young person, had tea at the White House with George's mother and Bess Truman, who were both from Missouri. Joyce loved her church, Old Donation Episcopal and while they resided on Byrn Brae Drive, St. Brides. Joyce loved dogs and owned many during her lifetime. She looked forward to visits from the service dogs who came to Westminster-Canterbury and kept treats on hand for them. Thank you to the staff at WC for your professional and personal care for our loved ones, Joyce and George. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church with Rev. Robert J. Randall officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/ (http://www.hollomon-brown.com/).

Dec 8, 2009 – WLC - Lon Stephen Shrader died at his home of 23 years in the Thoroughgood neighborhood of Virginia Beach. Born March 28, 1948 in South Charleston, W.Va., he is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carol Mills Shrader; son, Neal Paul Shrader of New York City; daughter, Michele Lee Shrader of Carthage, Texas; mother, Pauline Neal Shrader of St. Albans, W.Va.; two sisters, Carolyn Simpson of St. Albans, W.Va., and Sharon Swigger of Conroe, Texas; a very special uncle, Donald L. Edwards of Virginia Beach; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Lon McCue Shrader. At an early age, Steve developed a love for broadcast engineering and amateur radio. As a teenager, he volunteered to do odd jobs at a local radio station if he would be allowed to work with the chief engineer. His special talent in electronics quickly propelled him up the industry ranks, and he eventually became director of Broadcast Operations for Rollins Communications in Atlanta, where his future wife Carol also worked. The family later moved to Hampton Roads as a part of the media group, headed by dear friend Paul Downs, which transformed a small country and western radio station into 106.9 "The Fox." When the station was sold in the early 90s, Steve became a partner with friends Chuck and Bob Rippel in the regional electronics repair firm Audio Video Service Labs. His amateur radio interest led to a special partnership and the firm also began doing business as Kenwood Service Center East. Steve then became known across the country as "the" expert in the repair and operation of that firm's amateur radio transceivers. The business has been blessed with many long term loyal employees who also survive and mourn Steve's loss. Steve loved computers, music, taking his wife out to dinner, and restoring his boat "Steve's Beach." He was a member of the Norfolk Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a living memorial in the form of book donations to the DAR Library in Washington, D.C. To facilitate your donation, checks may be made payable to the Lynnhaven Parish Chapter NSDAR, 5268 Albright Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Cremation & Funeral Services of Tidewater assisted the family. See http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/virginian-pilot-ledger-star-norfolk/mi_8014/is_20091212/stephen-shrader/ai_n45056763

Oct 8, 2009 – WLC - Donald MacDougall Retired Lt. Cmdr. died after a lengthy illness. A native of Michigan, he was born in Detroit Nov. 27, 1924. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald Angus MacDougall and Dorothy MacDougall Agle. Mac enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and traveled the world in a career spanning 30 years. Upon retirement, he worked briefly for Newport News Shipyard and was later employed for many years by QED Systems. Mac is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jo Ann; two sons, Donald Bruce of Virginia Beach and Daniel Allen and wife Sharon of Charlottesville, Va.; five grandchildren, Meghann and husband Wes Evans of Castle Rock, Colo., Kaitlin and husband James Baker of Virginia Beach, Alex, William and Philip of Charlottesville; a great- grandson, James Baker Jr.; a sister, Barbara Wamsley of Waterford, Mich.; and a nephew, Lawrence Wamsley and family of Ponte Vedra, Fla. A lover of all animals, Mac took great pleasure in the companionship of his cats, Winston and Monty. In healthier times, he delighted in entertaining his grandchildren, enjoyed family outings, golf, and found great pleasure with his friends. The Rev. Robert Randall will officiate at a graveside service Friday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia beach, VA 23455 or to a charity of one's choice. The Cremation Society of Virginia is assisting the family.
Published in The Virginian Pilot from October 18 to October 21, 2009

Sep 19, 2009 - NB - Anne Williams Sherman - Born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Apr. 8, 1940; Departed on Sep. 19, 2009 and resided in Virginia Beach, VA. After a courageous battle with cancer, Anne Williams Sherman, 69, wife of retired Navy Capt. John Edward Sherman (USN-Ret.), died in the early morning hours of Saturday, September 19, 2009, surrounded by her beloved husband and children. She was predeceased in death by her son, John Edward Sherman Jr., her mother, Muriel Aileen Montgomery Williams, her father, retired Navy Rear Adm. Richard Claggett Williams Jr. and her stepmother, Josephine Ramsey Williams. Survivors include her husband of forty six years; her daughter, Helen S. Heselius, her husband, Troy A. Heselius and their son, Blake A. Heselius; her son, Richard C. Sherman; her sister, Jane W. Glenn and her husband, Samuel R. Glenn Jr.; her stepsister, Martha G. Clinkscales; her brother, retired Navy Capt. Richard C. Williams III and his wife, Susanne D. Williams, and her stepbrother, Thomas O. Ramsey. Anne also is survived by an aunt and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Anne was born April 8, 1940, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. As the daughter of a naval officer, she lived and went to school in several states. She attended both Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, GA, and the University of Georgia, from which she was graduated in 1962; she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. After graduation, she moved to St. Simons Island, GA, where she taught in the Glynn County school system and met her husband, John. During John's naval career, Anne moved several times, made a home for her family in several states and helped her children cope with the transition process and adapt to new environments. As a Navy junior and the wife of a naval officer, she enjoyed the military lifestyle; she served in positions of leadership in Navy wives' clubs which provide comfort and support to Navy wives and dependents. Throughout her life, Anne was a radiant, loving and generous woman whose energy knew no bounds and who approached life with a great sense of humor. She made friends easily, engaged herself in many activities and, above all, always loved and cared for her animals, including Megan, Gracie and George who were with her at the end. Anne was an avid tennis player and loved to garden. She served as an officer in the Hermitage Garden Club and in her chapter of P.E.O., an international philanthropic educational sisterhood; she also was a member of the Colonial Dames of America, the Caritas Circle of the King's Daughters and the altar guild of her church. She was a devout Episcopalian and a direct descendant of Bishop Thomas J. Claggett, the first Episcopalian bishop ordained in the United States. Anne met the challenges of her life with courage, dignity, grace, humor, perseverance, self-discipline and a deep-rooted faith. A funeral service will be held Thursday, September 24, 2009, 3 p.m., at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA. The interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, November 5, 2009, at 1 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Old Donation Episcopal Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/. See http://obit.hollomon-brown.com/obitdisplay.html?id=708536

Aug 31, 2009 - NB - Russ Gribble, 57, passed away Aug. 31, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family and friends. He honorably served as a captain in the U.S. Army and was a graduate of Georgia Tech "IE 1974." He was the co-owner and president of Coastal Material Handling in Suffolk. He enjoyed 31 years as a private pilot in aviation and was a collector of many antique British cars. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Bobbie Gribble; two sons, Wayne Russell Gribble and John Bradley Gribble; a daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Gribble; his mother, Myrtle Palaez; and his father- in-law, retired U.S. Army Col. Wayne O. Hauck. A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. For donations and information, go to www.caringbridge.org/visit/russgribble. Cremation & Funeral Services of Tidewater is handling arrangements. Published in The Virginian Pilot on September 6, 2009 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=russ-gribble&pid=132343871

Jul 7, 2009 - WLC - Leonard Intrieri, 69, of the 600 block of Woodstock Road, passed away in Sentara Leigh Hospital after a brief battle with lung cancer. A native of Mount Kisco, NY, he was the son of the late Peter and Josephine Intrieri. He retired from the United States Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer after 22 years of service. He also retired from Dollar Tree Stores as a Vice-President of Human Resources. He was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church.He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Karen L. Intrieri; two daughters, Laura I. Harper and husband Kenneth of Hampton, VA and Sherrylyn I. Furchtenicht and husband Michael of Virginia Beach, VA; a sister, Isabelle Andrews and husband David of Owasso, OK; two grandchildren, Samuel and Benjamin Furchtenicht, both of Virginia Beach, VA; two sister-in-laws, Candy Bergquist and husband David of Manchester, MA and Anice Petersen of Houston, TX; a brother-in-law, Stephen Petersen and wife Kay of Pettus, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special friends, Raymond and Nancy OHare of Melbourne, FL and Phyllis and Roy Awbrey of Virginia Beach, VA. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church with Rev. Bob Randall officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium with a reception to follow in the church parish hall. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater, 5900 Lake Wright Dr., Norfolk, VA 23502. The family wishes to express thanks to Virginia Oncology Associates, especially Doctors Alberico and Alexander for their kindness and consideration. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com. See http://www.tributes.com/show/Leonard-Intrieri-86296577

Jun 3, 2009 – NB - Elizabeth Ann Wood went to be with the Lord with family and loved ones by her side. She was born in Detroit with her twin sister, Janet, to James and Virginia Maynes on June 2, 1930. She was a lifelong resident of Virginia Beach, an active civic volunteer with the Ocean Park Civic League, Girl Scout leader, 4-H assistant, and Sunday school teacher for Old Donation Episcopal Church. Mrs. Wood was a loving and lovely wife to Ethan Wood, dedicated mother to Deborah, Terry, Michael, Mark and godmother to David. She was a doting grandmother and great- grandmother who patiently did crafts, sewing and cooking with them! A role model to all young girls and women as a strong, independent working mother before the 1970s, she taught us about unconditional love, non-judgment, and that God is love. She is in heaven with her husband, Ethan; daughter, Terry; sister, Janet and her parents. We know that she is an angel in heaven, because she was one here one Earth. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad. Cremation Society of Virginia is assisting the family. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=elizabeth-wood&pid=128090155

May 28, 2009 – SCG (no plaque)- Frank L. Johnstone - Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Frank Lynwood Johnstone, 85, died May 28, 2009. Mr. Johnstone was born in Haleyville, Ala., March 10, 1924, to the late Eugene Donald Johnstone and Mary Esther Hall Johnstone. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia. Mr. Johnstone retired from the U.S. Navy May 31, 1964, after 22 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam War. His naval career included flying patrol bombers in the Pacific, instructing future pilots at flight school in Hutchinson, Kan., and flying blimps in Brunswick, Ga., and Lakehurst, N.J. He served as communications officer on the USS Independence and at the Naval Air Station's air control tower in Norfolk. Mr. Johnstone then taught science in the Virginia Beach Public Schools for 23 years, including classes at John B. Dey, Windsor Woods, Kemps Landing and Pembroke Meadows Elementary schools. He served as assistant principal at Williams Elementary and finished his career at Independence Junior High School in 1987. Mr. Johnstone was an Episcopalian and member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Norfolk, where he served as vestryman and treasurer. Mr. Johnstone is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ellin Fogle Johnstone; sister, Virginia Sisson and her husband Harold of Columbus, Miss.; his brother, Eugene H. Johnstone and his wife Peggy of Chestertown, Md.; his daughters, Margaret J. Miller and her husband S.E. "Skip" Miller, Carol J. Heischober and Robin J. Baugh, all of Virginia Beach; his sons, David H. Johnstone and his wife Kimberly and Paul L. Johnstone, all of Virginia Beach; and his grandchildren, Andy Miller and his wife MaryAnn, Nate Miller, Jay Johnstone, Jessica Johnstone and Elizabeth Baugh. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Bobby and Joseph and his granddaughter, Erin Heischober. Mr. Johnstone's leadership and strength of character will continue to influence not only his family and friends, but also the many students he sought to challenge in the field he dearly cherished - education. At his request, donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Condolences may be registered at http://frankjohnstone.blogspot.com/ . The Cremation Society of Virginia is handling his arrangements with a private family ceremony to be held at a later date.
Published in The Virginian Pilot from May 30 to June 1, 2009http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=frank-johnstone&pid=127821019

May 14, 2009 - IGC - Bruce W Pettet died at his home. Bruce was born Feb. 5, 1930. He lived in the 1400 block of Claudia Drive, Virginia Beach, with Joyce Ann Morris Pettet, his wife of almost 50 years, who survives. Bruce is also survived by his son, Brian Pettet; his daughter, Kathleen Essex; his son-in-law, Rick Essex; and grandchildren, Virginia and Erik Essex. As a youth, Bruce was a fine singer. He was a member of the choirs of Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church and St. Andrews Episcopal Church, both in Norfolk. In later life, he attended Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach where he also was a choir member. For many years, Bruce operated his own truck hauling business. For relaxation, he enjoyed gardening. He had a talent for calligraphy and his services were sought after by friends and family. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Old Donation Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Old Donation Church Music Fund for St. Cecilia's Choir, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Cremation Society of Virginia, Virginia Beach office, is assisting. Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 27, 2009 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=bruce-pettet&pid=127720991

Jan 20, 2009 - NB - Paul Griffith died after a long and pronounced illness. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Faye Griffith; son, Jesse Griffith; daughter, Kelly Arnold; four grandchildren, Emma, Ashley, Donovan and Carson; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard F. Griffith; mother, Margie O. Griffith; and brother, David Griffith. His professional associations included: mayor of Norfolk's (Paul Fraim), City Taskforce Committee, as well as on several board of director positions, including the Norfolk Conventions and Visitors Bureau, the NCVB Training and Research Foundation and the Norfolk Hotel and Motel Association. He joined LTD in 2002, as the general manager of LTD's Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Norfolk and served as area manager for several LTD hotels in Norfolk and Chesapeake. His most recent position was the vice president of operations over the entire LTD portfolio. Additionally, Paul had a passion for the sport of golf and honed his skills at Cypress Point Country Club. A memorial service will be held in honor of Mr. Paul R. Griffith at 3 p.m. Monday in Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, with the Rev Robert Randall officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society . Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.altmeyer.com/

Dec 30, 2008 - FCB - Barton B. Rinehart, 71, died at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He served in the Army for 20 years, receiving two Bronze Stars, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1980. He then worked for the Smithsonian Institution where he was responsible for upgrading and modernizing the Institution's security, access control and closed circuit television systems worldwide. He then started his own company where he specialized in museum security before fully retiring in 1999. He was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 13, 1937. He earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware in 1959 and his MBA from the University of Colorado in 1975. He led an active life, serving on the board of directors of four different communities in which he lived. He was active in his churches, serving five years as senior warden at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Alexandria, Va., and Old Donation Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach. He was on the Board of Directors for Ferry Plantation House, a historical house owned by the city of Virginia Beach. He was also on the Board of Directors of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association where he assisted in presenting symposiums, organized walk-a-thons and spoke to groups about Parkinson's Disease. Col. Rinehart is predeceased by his daughter, Pamela Ennis. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Anne Churchill Rinehart; his son, Philip Rinehart of Virginia Beach and his wife Tazewell Rinehart and daughter Jessica; his other son, Andrew Rinehart of Bowie, Md.; and two additional grandchildren: Michael Ennis of Spotsylvania, Va., and Stephanie Ennis of Grapevine, Texas. A funeral will be held Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at 1 p.m. in Old Donation Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be given to Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 or Hampton Roads Chapter, American Parkinson Association, 4560 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home is handling arrangements. To celebrate the life of Bart, please visit his everlasting memorial at http://www.mem.com/.

Nov. 16, 2008 – NB - Dorothy Virginia Hutchinson, 85, died Nov. 16, 2008, in Virginia Beach. A Portsmouth native, raised in Long Beach, Calif., returning to Portsmouth in 1940, she lived in Portsmouth, Norfolk and Virginia Beach the remainder of her life. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Crawford Sugden and Harry Marshall Crawford formerly of Portsmouth. She was church secretary at Old Donation Episcopal Church for nine years and a teacher with the Headstart Program for 20 years, teaching both in Virginia Beach and Norfolk. During World War II, she worked as a riveter at Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, Calif., at the Naval Ammunition Depot, St. Juliens Creek (Virginia), and at National Airlines following the end of the war. She is survived by two sons, David E. Hutchinson and John C. Hutchinson; two grandchildren, Evan C. Hutchinson and Bernadette L. Hutchinson; her daughter-in-law and friend, Meredith J. Hutchinson; brother-in-law, Harry W. Riggs in Bettendorf, Iowa; and four nieces and nephews, Charles and Wayne Riggs, Barbara McKenzie and Dorothy McNamer. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m. in Old Donation Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach, (757) 497-0563 with Father Bob Randall and Elizabeth Fellicetti officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Church's Outreach Programs or to donor's choice. From son John: Beloved Mother and Grandmother who was each in her day, a spirited bohemian and social firebrand, open-minded and open-hearted, loving much and much loved, champion always of the oppressed, student always of the heart, supporter always for the principles of "truth and justice for all." Her light was warm, steady and bright. Her spirit loving and humble. She touched the lives of many with her nurturing and acceptance. Her mind was still inquiring to her last day. She will always be remembered by those who knew her and sorely missed. We will all be challenged to continue in her example. From son David: "Except ye be converted, and become as little children..." Matt 18:3.
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Nov. 5, 2008 – NB - John W. Rabuse, 80, passed away, in Sentara Bayside Hospital. A native of New York City, he was the son of the late John and Emily Rabuse. He retired from the New York City Board of Education as a stationary engineer after 30 years of service. He was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church, Past Master of the Jamaica-Queens Village Masonic Lodge and the USS Sea Poacher No. 406 Association. He is survived by his wife, Jean M. Rabuse; his daughter, Jacqueline R. Nawrocky and husband Pete of Virginia Beach; three sons, John William Rabuse and wife Barbara of Queens, N.Y., Robert Ben Rabuse and wife Kathryn of Arlington, Va., and Andrew Charles Rabuse and wife Stacy of Chesapeake; his sister, Gloria Bitetto of Franklin Square, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren, Kate, John Thomas, Christina, William, Kristen, Nathaniel, Emma, Taylor and Alexander. A funeral will be conducted Saturday at noon in Old Donation Episcopal Church with the Rev. Robert Randall officiating. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association . Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=john-rabuse&pid=119794596

Nov 5, 2008 – WLC - Seab Edgar "Frenchie" DuVall, Jr., departed this life at home with his family. He was a devoted and faithful husband, father and grandfather, who is now at rest in the presence of God Almighty. Frenchie was born on July 15, 1924 in Van Buren, Arkansas. He lost his own father at age nine and was reared by his mother. Upon graduation from high school in 1942, he enlisted in the United States Navy and fought in World War II as a member of this country's Greatest Generation. A naval aviator, he flew combat missions in the Philippines and over China while stationed aboard USS Wasp, Essex and Midway. Frenchie survived crash landings off Pearl Harbor and in the South China Sea. He received his Honorable Discharge to inactive duty from NAS Norfolk in 1946 but continued to serve his country in the reserves, ultimately being transferred to the Retired Reserve as a Commander in 1968. It was in Norfolk that Frenchie met the love of his life, Doris Raper, while attending St. Helena Annex of the College of William & Mary. The couple was married in September 1947. Doris would remain his loving wife for 61 years. They were partners until the last moments of his life, sharing a wonderful and full life together. Upon graduation from William & Mary, Frenchie and Doris moved back to Norfolk where he began to practice as a C.P.A with Frederick B. Hill & Co. He would continue with that firm until his retirement, serving for a number of years as the Managing Partner. The highlight of his career was his tenure as the President of The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accounts. Following retirement he was a founding member of Bayville Golf Club and served as its first treasurer. He was also active in his churches and for many years was the Senior Warden at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Throughout his life, Frenchie was respected for his integrity, ability and steadfastness. He was never a man to mince words. He was, more importantly, a man of his word. Frenchie is survived by his wife, Doris Raper DuVall; and his only child, Randolph C. DuVall, and wife, Leslie, all of Virginia Beach, VA. He is survived by his two beautiful granddaughters, Stephanie Elizabeth DuVall of Arlington, VA and Jacquelyn Astin DuVall of Charlottesville, VA. He is also survived by his older sister, Kathleen DuVall Milami of Sacramento, CA and his two brothers-in-law, Paul Raper and Robert Raper. In 2003 Frenchie suffered a major stroke that left him with physical and cognitive impairments. He never exhibited bitterness nor did he ever reflect an attitude of feeling sorry for himself. His grace and good cheer were a remarkable testament to everyone who came in contact with him and his later life was an inspiring witness for how to live. He never wavered in his resolve that life had been good to him nor in his devotion and love for his beloved Doris. To spend time with Frenchie and Doris was to see true and abiding love. As he often said, "Old Man Usta died and isn't coming back", by which he meant that you cannot live in the past and constantly complain because things are not how they used to be. To the End of his life, Frenchie was an upbeat man of uncommon wisdom and conviction. He was the most excellent role model that any child could ever have. The family would like to express its thanks to the care givers whose love and dedication allowed Frenchie to remain home until death: Jody Hogan, Raymond Hernandez, Martha Rohde and Ara Faustino. A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, November 10, 2008, at 2 p.m. in Old Donation Episcopal Church with Dr. Robert J. Randall officiating. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com. See http://obit.hollomon-brown.com/obitdisplay.html?id=601112&listing=Current

Nov. 5, 2008 - SCG - Joseph David Arnold III, 82, died peacefully at his home after a long battle with cancer. Born in Bedford County, Virginia, he was the son of Joseph David Arnold II and Beulah Craig Arnold. David was a U.S. navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired after 42 years as the Southeast Virginia Sales representative for McGraw-Hill Information Systems Co. in 1991. He was a long -time, faithful member of Old Donation Episcopal Church where he served in many capacities. He also served on many committees in the Diocese of Southern Virginia and the first alumnus to serve on the board of trustees of the Episcopal Boys’ Home, Covington, VA. He was an avid sailor and past commander of the Broad Bay Sailing Association, past president of the International Mobjack Association, and an amateur radio operator (K4JQO) since 1956. He is survived by his loving wife Nancy; daughter, Diana of Bowie, Md.; five sons, David and his wife Ginna of Troutville, VA., Stephen and wife Kristine of Satellite Beach, FL., Mark and wife Debbie of Chesapeake, Paul and wife Lynn, and Timothy and wife Gwen of Virginia Beach; three stepsons, Charles Smith III and wife Amy of VA Beach, Brook Smith and wife Martha of Norfolk, VA, and Lt. Col. Colin Smith of Niceville, Fla.; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother Robert and wife Barbara of Woodstock, VA. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday at Old Donation Episcopal Church with the Reverend Robert Randall, Jr., and the Reverend Elizabeth Felicetti and the Reverend Howard Hanchey officiating. The family would like to thank Drs. Paul Conklin, Greg Clifford and Donald Lynch and their staffs and Heartland Home Hospice for all of their care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made to the Old Donation Cemetery Fund or Boys’ Home, 306 Boys’ Home Rd., Covington, VA 24426. The cremation Society of Virginia is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.pilotonline.com/. Joseph D. Arnold (Sep 17, 1926 - Nov 5, 2008) http://www.tributes.com/show/Joseph-Arnold-84540030

Oct 13, 2008 - WLC - Alice Crenshaw Luhring, 83, passed away in her home after an extended illness. She was born in Washington, D.C., to the late Capt. Russell Sydnor Crenshaw and Polly Robins Crenshaw. A child of a naval officer, Mrs. Luhring lived in various cities on the East and West coasts. Following graduation from Hood College in Frederick, Md., and her marriage to Henry G. Luhring Jr., she settled in Norfolk. She was an avid painter, specializing in portraiture. She participated in the first Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show and many ones thereafter. She inspired a passion for art in family and friends through her example and by teaching classes. She worked for 10 years with her husband in her son Rusty's software business in Alexandria, returning to the Virginia Beach area to be close to her son, Hank and his family. A pianist, her love of music inspired her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her children, Henry G. Luhring III of Virginia Beach, Russell C. Luhring and wife Laurie Cushman of Alexandria, Anne L. Briggs and husband Paul of Lexington, Ky.; daughter-in-law, Celeste Luhring; sister, Sally Berkeley Southerland of Virginia Beach; brothers, Russell S. Crenshaw Jr. of Draydon, Md., and Francis N. Crenshaw of Norfolk; and 12 grandchildren, Kelly, Russell, Nicholas and wife Nicole and Thomas Luhring, Daniel and Adam Luhring, Alyssa, Nathan, Kathryn, Abigail, Charlotte and Peter Briggs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry G. Luhring Jr. and sons, Frederick N. Luhring and Mark B. Luhring. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, with the Rev. Robert J. Randall Jr. officiating. Family will receive friends following the service in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial donations to the Mission of the Holy Spirit (a Norfolk outreach program for urban youth), P.O. Box 1427, Norfolk, VA 23501-1427.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on October 16, 2008

Oct 2, 2008 – NB - The Rev Kathleen Davie Mizell Awbrey, an Episcopal priest active in working for peace and human rights, died on Thursday, 2nd October at Nash General Hospital. Kathleen Awbrey was born in Florala, AL, daughter of Col. Frank J. Mizell and Mrs. Lauryn Godbold Mizell. She spent much of her childhood with her grandparents in Pine Hill, AL, where her remains will be buried. Kathleen married Roy Dale Awbrey in 1954 and was a Navy wife for 26 years. During years of marriage they moved often, settling in Virginia Beach. There Kathleen finished her degree, graduating summa cum laude from Virginia Wesleyan College in 1980 before going to Harvard Divinity School, earning a Masters of Divinity. She was ordained to the Episcopalian priesthood in 1985. She served in the dioceses of Rochester, Central New York, Eastern Carolina and North Carolina. In the diocese of North Carolina she served on the Bishop's staff as Coordinator for Christian Social Ministries. She recently served as parish priest at St. Mary's Church in Speed, NC. Kathleen served on the board of the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry and was a founding member of the Bishop's Committee on Hispanic and Farmworker Ministry. She was a member of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Christian Education Commission, and traveled to Central America with Witness for Peace. The Rev. Awbrey is survived by sons, Roy Dale Awbrey Jr of Virginia Beach, VA and wife, Marjorie, David Mizell Awbrey of Cocoa Beach, FL and wife, Gayle McCaughin, Charles Patrick Awbrey of Knotts Island, NC; her daughter, Lauryn Earle Awbrey and husband, Neil Maclure of Harpenden, England. She is survived by 10 much loved grandchildren, Lee Eric McCaughin, David Byron Awbrey, Ian Awbrey Maclure, William Davie Maclure, Stuart Neil Maclure, Sara Elizabeth Awbrey, Charles Patrick Awbrey Jr, Melissa Lauryn Awbrey, Andrew Clark Awbrey, and Michael John Love Jr. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, PO Box 160, Newton Grove, NC 28366. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2008 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Rocky Mount, NC. Arrangements by Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 North Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Published in the News & Observer on October 8, 2008.
Guest Book - Dear Lauryn, Bob and I are so sorry to see that your mom has passed away. We have so many wonderful memories of Old Donation and your family in the 70's. How quickly time flies. Please give our condolences to the rest of your family. Take care... Caroline Morrison (Reston, VA ).
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Note: Feb 7, 2012 by Barbara Blakemore (bkb2007@comcast.net) - Kathleen Awbrey's birth date is July 17, 1936 (She was 72 when she died).
Note: Feb 3, 2012 by Rev Awbrey’s daughter, Lauryn Awbrey - A few short sentences doesn't begin to convey the heartache and pain that lay behind the struggle for ordination. My mother, Kathleen Awbrey, suffered greatly at the hands of Bishop Vache - though Old Donation was always supportive, she had to move home and dioceses and was eventually ordained in the diocese of NY. Her struggles paved the way for Barbara a few years later. Following in my mother's footsteps, I was the first ever girl acolyte at Old Donation. Because I always did everything my brothers did, and because I was good friends with Buddy Fremd and Tom Crockett, I just assumed that I would become an acolyte when they all did. I was astonished when I was told I couldn't because I was a girl! The Vestry debated the issue, and it was referred to Convocation and eventually to the diocesan convention. Finally I was allowed to don robes and serve at the altar, joining my brothers and friends. When I went Seminary - not supported for ordination by the same Bishop Vache - I was, however, supported by a donation from Old Donation, which I valued. I am now a lay minister in the Church of England, and train ordinands, curates and lay ministers. After ordination, my mother often came to see me in England - before women were ordained to the priesthood. She was the first ever woman to baptize a baby in our parish church in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, and was the first ever woman allowed to preach and then concelebrate at Clapham Parish Church, London. Once we were visiting Hampton Court Palace and a residentiary Canon, whom I knew, saw me and my mother and invited us in for tea, as he exclaimed, "I've never actually seen a woman priest!" By the end of tea he declared himself converted to the cause, and voted for women priests in the Synod vote some years later.
Note: “Retired Episcopal Bishop Vache Dies at 83,” the Virginian Pilot, Nov 3, 2009. Retired Episcopal Bishop C. Charles Vache, who championed women's ordination in the Diocese of Southern Virginia after first opposing it, died Sunday at Westminster Canterbury retirement community. He was 83. When Vache was elected bishop, "he was adamantly opposed to the ordination of women, and a lot of people were upset," said the Rev. Richard Bridgford of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Norfolk. "He was seen as 'high church," that is, highly traditional. But Vache soon surprised those critics. At a clergy conference, Bridgford recalled Vache saying, "On the ordination of women, I have been wrong, and all I can do is stand before you and acknowledge that. " Vache ordained J. Segar Gravatt in 1985 as the first woman deacon in the diocese. "I don't have many heroes in the world, but he was one of mine," said Gravatt, now an ordained priest at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. Vache was the first in the diocese to lead a formal "blessing of the animals," now a popular tradition at many parishes. http://hamptonroads.com/2009/11/retired-episcopal-bishop-vache-dies-83

Sep 22, 2008 - IGC - Leonard C. Smith, 68, passed away at home with his loving wife, Sharon, by his side. He is survived by his one brother, Harold Smith of Pennsylvania; son, Leonard C. Smith Jr. and his family Sophia and Savanna of South Carolina; daughter, Christina Hale and her two children, Patrick and Katie Peck, her husband Ken and his two children, Jake and Jillian of Newport News. Leonard was a longtime, faithful member of Old Donation Episcopal Church where he served on the Vestry. After retiring from his civil service job, he became a bus driver for the Virginia Beach City school system. He loved the kids. He was a very loving husband and father. He supported his family in their competitive skating career for many years. He also worked as a DJ for Haygood Skating Center. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. in Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church. I would also like to thank the people of Heartland Hospice for all of their loving care and support. Cremation is being handled by the Cremation Society of Virginia. Online condolences may be made at http://www.pilotonline.com/.

July 17, 2008 – NB - Ann Smith Biggs, 81, passed away, at her residence in Virginia Beach. Ann was born and raised in Norfolk, the daughter of the late Cecil and Evelyn Smith. She had worked as a secretary and was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Ann Biggs of Seattle, Wash., and Patricia Biggs Ramsey of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren, John Thomas Ramsey III and Sarah Ann Ramsey, both of Virginia Beach. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Old Donation Episcopal Church. Interment will be at a later date in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach or Beth Sholom Nursing Center, 6401 Auburn Drive, Virginia Beach, 23464, for their loving service. Arrangements are under the direction of Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.altmeyer.com/ - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=ann-biggs&pid=113654636

Jun 25, 2008 - FCB - George Whitecotton McAtee, 82, a faithful husband, friend and Christian, passed from this life to life eternal June 25, 2008. George leaves behind his wife and constant companion, Joyce Davis McAtee. George and Joyce were married on the feast of the Epiphany, Jan. 6, 1950, and enjoyed 58 years of extreme happiness. George McAtee was a Washingtonian, born, raised, educated and married in D.C. He was a World War II veteran, stationed in Norfolk and discharged from the Navy in July 1946. George had a career in marketing and distribution. Early in his career, he took a sales position with the Addressograph-Multigraph Corp. During the next 25 years he earned positions as sales manager for Manhattan (New York), branch manager in Binghamton, N.Y., and positions in Washington, D.C., and Norfolk. Retirement came in 1995 after eight years with the Wescott Co. George and Joyce moved to Westminster Canterbury on the Chesapeake Bay from their beachfront home on Byrn Brae Drive in May of 2002. They were very active and faithful members of St. Bride's Episcopal Church and again, in more recent years, at Old Donation Episcopal Church. George will be missed greatly for his wonderful sense of humor, constant gift of encouragement and for the model he presented of a loving husband. The funeral and internment will take place today at 1 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, (757) 497-0563, with the Rev. Robert J. Randall, the Rev. Elizabeth Felicetti and the Rev. Bill Hoffman officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Old Donation Episcopal Church. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=112372425

July 5, 2008 – NB - Mildred S. Johnson, 94, died, after a brief illness. Mrs. Johnson, a native of Norfolk, graduate of the Norfolk Public Schools and The College of William and Mary, was foremost a homemaker and community volunteer. She was a longtime member of the Norfolk City Union of the King's Daughters, serving as president when the first hospital was built at the corner of Olney Road and College Avenue in Norfolk and was instrumental in recruiting the first full-time pediatric surgeon, George Harkins, to join the hospital's staff. Also a lifelong member of the Ghent Garden Club, she was known as the "Merry Matron of Ghent" because of her extraordinarily felicitous manner. She and her daughter Betty, who predeceased her, were also known for their "homemade" Brunswick stew served at countless church bazaars first at St. Andrew's and later at Old Donation. The stew bore a remarkable resemblance to Mrs. Fernow's; however, sufficient enhancements were always added to avoid infringement claims. A devoted mother and wife, she ably assisted her husband's business tirelessly writing dozens of checks to trade vendors by the 10th of each month (to capture the two percent cash discount) for more than 40 years while raising a family and pursuing her community activities. Despite provocation her equanimity was unfailing. Never once in her adult life was she heard to raise her voice at her children or spouse - alas a trait that did not pass to the next generation. Survivors include her son, Thomas G. Johnson Jr. of Norfolk; her grandchildren, John Vaughan Boone of Providence, R.I., Sallie Daniels of Raleigh, N.C., Thomas G. Johnson III or Norfolk, Elizabeth J. Simmons of Charlotte, N.C., and Gary C. Johnson of New York City; and several great-grandchildren. Her husband of 65 years, Thomas G. Johnson, predeceased her. A private graveside service will be held at Elwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters or Old Donation Episcopal Church. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk chapel, is handling arrangements. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=mildred-johnson&pid=112852752&fhid=5773

Apr 6, 2008 – IGC - Carol Dann Smith, born Jul 12, 1919, at the age of 88 passed away peacefully in her daughter's arms in her residence at The Chesapeake. Born in Norfolk, Va., to the late Maude and Silas Smith Dann, Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Maury High School and attended the Norfolk division of The College of William & Mary. She retired from C&P Telephone Co. as a Chief Operator after 33 years of service. She was an active parishioner of Old Donation Episcopal Church where she was a member of St. Margarets/First Circle and the Episcopal Churchwomen. She was for many years the Bake Room Lady for the yearly church bazaar and volunteered endlessly. Mrs. Smith was the loving wife of Albert James Smith for 63 years. She is survived by her children, Albert Lee Smith, Ellen Smith Aikin and Greg Smith and his wife, Anita. Also grandchildren, Sean and Christopher Smith; Jonathan, Susanna, Andrea, and Trevor Aikin; and Ethan and Caleb Smith; and many loving relatives and friends. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Old Donation Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Church or to the charity of one's choice. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailypress/obituary.aspx?n=carol-dann-smith&pid=107390101

Mar 7, 2008 - NB - Lt. Col. John Barton Lamond died peacefully at home. John was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 10, 1916. He was the son of late John Drybrugh Lamond and Elsie Endebroch Lamond. He married his beloved wife Paddy Lamond on Feb. 5, 1944. John joined the Pennsylvania National Guard prior to World War II. He was a member of the US Army Corps of Engineers during the rest of his Army career. He served as the executive officer for the Engineering Staff - London during World War II and the post engineer for Walter Reed Medical Center from 1946 to1950 and from 1963 to 1966. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his outstanding service contributions. After retiring from the Army, John returned to school and obtained his B.A. from Old Dominion University. He then taught history and political science at Norfolk Academy. He attended Old Donation Episcopal Church and was a member of the Kiwanis and was a past President of the World Affairs Council. He is survived by his children, David Lamond of Edinburgh, Scotland, Bruce Lamond of Fairfax, Va., and Heather Grieshaber of Littleton, Colo., and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Old Donation Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. National Cremation Society is in charge.
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Feb 23, 2008 - IGC - Christopher Martin House, at the age of 42, beloved son, brother and friend, was fatally hit by a car and passed away. Chris was born in Virginia Beach Oct. 15, 1965. He graduated from Princess Anne High School in 1984 and Virginia Tech in 1989. Christopher was employed by Career Consultants of Virginia Beach. Christopher was known for his kind spirit and his love for the Hokies. A celebration of his life was held. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Layton and Joanne House; his mother and stepfather, Kathleen House and Linwood Parker; his brother, Brad House and sister-in-law, Linda House; his stepbrother and wife, Noel and Amy Bird; and stepsister and husband, Julie and Matt Morgan. He also had two wonderful nieces, Amanda and Melinda House. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in memory of Chris House to Gift Accounting, No. 874360, Virginian Tech, mc 0336, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Cremation Society of Virginia is assisting the family. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=christopher-house&pid=104095404

Feb. 11, 2008 – NB - Joan Anderson Hudson, 58, of the 1000 block of Ferry Plantation Road, passed away in Bayside Hospital. A native of Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Naomi Hudson. She was employed with Hall Automotive as a bookkeeper and was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. She is survived by her sister, Jean Hudson of Virginia Beach. A funeral will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Old Donation Episcopal Church with The Rev. Bob Randall officiating. The burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/ - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=joan-hudson&pid=103305974.

Feb. 2, 2008 – NB - Winifred (Winn) Lamar Haines, born in Baltimore, MD on Aug. 15, 1916 resided in Virginia Beach, VA. She was the daughter of Charles Herbert and Elsie Spott Lamar, and a resident of Westminster-Canterbury in Virginia Beach, VA, departed this life Saturday, February 2, 2008, after a lengthy illness. Born in Baltimore, MD on August 15, 1916, she moved to Virginia in 1961 with her husband, the late Capt. John L. Haines, Sr. (USN Ret.). Winn was a tireless advocate for underprivileged children, and as such, was the owner and founder of The Good Neighbor Kindergarten, which later became the first Head Start program in Virginia Beach. A pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement, she worked with the Human Rights Commission in an effort to make "liberty and justice for all" a reality rather than a mere slogan. During her husband's naval career, she was an active lay worker in congregations of the Episcopal Church as well as a Cub Scout Den Mother. In her later years, Winn developed an avid interest in genealogy and meticulously researched her family's roots back twelve generations to the 1600's. She leaves to mourn her passing, two sons, John L. Haines, Jr. (Esther), and Ralph E. Haines, III (Bettie); a daughter, Mary Anne Haines (Shankar); a brother, Donald Lamar (Jeanne); a sister, Eugenia "Jean" Brown; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will be forever grateful for the loving attention of two very special caregivers, Evaughan Prather and Lesley Williams, as well as the nurses and staff of Westminster-Canterbury. A memorial service will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, February 9, 2008, in the Chapel at Westminster-Canterbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westminster-Canterbury Foundation Fund, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/. See http://obit.hollomon-brown.com/obitdisplay.html?id=502822&clientid=hollomon-brown&listing=Found
Note: Winn Haines along with the Women of the Church (a group that preceded the Episcopal Church Women), fought for integration of the Old Donation Day School. The Day School Board and the Vestry approved the move, but the Senior Warden, as well as a few disgruntled church members, quit. Initially no blacks attended because of the cost. So Winn created a scholarship and by offering free enrollment was able to get one black five year-old girl enrolled in 1965. This was the first black person to attended any program at Old Donation since slaves last sat in the balcony in 1731 when the Vestry made the unwise decision to no longer allow slaves in the church at all.

Jan. 13, 2008 – NB - Eleanor H. "Tootsie" Mason, 94, passed away in a local hospital. She was born in Cartersville, Va., and was the widow of Charles L. Mason. She was a longtime member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Eleanor Irvin; a son, Charles L. Mason Jr. and wife LaRay W.; and five grandchildren, C. Michael Irvin, James E. Irvin, Elizabeth I. Bakunas, Cheryl M. Bolick and Charles L. Mason III. A memorial service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Old Donation Episcopal Church by the Rev. Robert J. Randall Jr. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 or a charity of ones choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=eleanor-mason&pid=101773398.

Dec 23, 2007 - IGC – Littleton Walke Parks died at the age of 92 in his home. Mr. Parks was a lifelong resident of Virginia Beach and was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy D. Parks. He attended Maury High School, Norfolk Academy and completed his education at the University of Virginia. During World War II, Mr. Parks served in the United States Coast Guard, reaching the rank of lieutenant commander. After the war, he perused a career as an independent insurance agent and retired from the Walke Parks Insurance Agency in the 1980’s. Mr. Parks is survived by his brother, N. Gorham Parks of Pittsford, N.Y.; his daughter, Elizabeth P. Davis and her husband Landon Davis of Richmond, Va; his son, Rufus Parks II and his wife Elizabeth Parks of Virginia Beach; and his four granddaughters, Ann Elizabeth Davis and Diana Davis of Richmond and Anne Parks and Allison Parks of Virginia Beach. The family extends its thanks to Barbara Parsons, Cary Parsons, Monica Burton, Tracy Felton and Michelle Olds for the loving care they provided Mr. Parks. A memorial service will be held at 11. a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, in Old Donation Episcopal Church by the Rev. Robert Randall. Interment will follow in the church columbarium. Memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. H.D Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hdollver.com. The Virginian Pilot Dec 28, 2007
Note: Littleton Walke Parks was born Oct 12, 1915, the son of Rufus Parks II (Mar 15, 1880 – Nov 24, 1956) and Diana Talbot Walke Parks (Dec 20, 1887 – Dec 9, 1975), brother of two sisters, Diana II Talbot Parks Hill (Sep 21, 1920 - Nov 9, 2000); and Ann Nivison Bradford Parks (May 11, 1917 - Jun 21, 2002) and one brother, N. Gorham Parks of Pittsford, N.Y.

Dec 18, 2007 - IGC - Mary W. Johnson, born Jul 24, 1931 in San Antonio, TX, 76, died in her home in Norfolk, VA. She was born in San Antonio, TX, grew up in Norfolk, VA, and lived in Virginia Beach, VA for 42 years before moving back to Norfolk recently. She was the daughter of Rita Jones White and George Corbin White. Mary graduated from Maury High School and then went to Mary Baldwin College where she earned B.A’s in French Studies and Education. She also earned a Master’s Degree at Old Dominion University in Clinical Health Studies. She had been an elementary school teacher in Richmond, VA, a mental health services clinician for the City of Virginia Beach, and a yoga instructor at the YWCA and a private studio. Mary was active in the community. Past organizations include the Community Services Board of Virginia Beach (member and officer), Friends of the Library, Woman’s Club, the Virginia Medical Society Auxiliary, The Suburban Woman’s Club of Virginia Beach, and the Witchduck Circle of Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. She was interested in wildlife, political, and environmental issues, reading, bridge, theater, and music. Mary is predeceased by her husband, the late Dr. William T. (Red) Johnson. Survivors include her three sons, William Corbin Johnson and his wife Lee Ann of Winter Park, FL, Graham Thomas Johnson and his wife Ingrid of Charlotte, NC and Davis Shepherd Johnson and his wife Cathy of Oakton, VA; and six loving grandchildren, Julianne, Meredith, Taylor, Evan, Matthew, and Drew Johnson. Other survivors include her sister, Mrs. Julian J. Thomas and her husband Admiral Julian J. Thomas, and their children, Dr. Julian Thomas and Martha Thomas. A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 27, 2007, at 12 noon at Old Donation Episcopal Church, located at 4449 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/. See http://obit.hollomon-brown.com/obitdisplay.html?id=487407&clientid=hollomon-brown&listing=Found

Sep 27, 2007 - Elizabeth (Bette) Tripp – SCG (no marker)

Feb 11, 2007 - IGC - Lewis John Guarnieri, 77, PhD, DDS, CDR USN (ret.) went suddenly to be with his Lord on February 11, 2007. Born November 6, 1929 to the late John and Catherine Guarnieri, Lew began service in the Navy in 1947 as an aviation electronics technician. He served during the Korean and Vietnam conficts. During the Korean War, he served on the USS Kearsarge. He was a radar operator (CPO First Class) in the A-1 “Sky Raider.” After his discharge, Lew used the GI Bill to attend Temple University School of Pharmacy, where he met the love of his life, Nancy. He then began a successful career as a pharmacist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Lew’s thirst for knowledge eventually led him to a scholarship to attend Dental school and a Commission in the United States Navy. Lew loved the Navy. One of his proudest accomplishments was the key role he played in starting up the first Naval Preventive Dentistry Program, after having achieved his Ph.D. in Preventive Dentistry. Lew retired as a Commander after 20 years of dedicated Naval service. After Navy life, he was a professor at ODU in the school of Oral Hygiene. Lew continued his career as a Public Health Dentist and dedicated his life to helping people wherever he went. In 2004, the children’s dental clinic he founded at Kiptopeke Elementary School on the Eastern Shore was dedicated to him. He was a past president of the American Cancer Society in Virginia Beach, VA. Lewis was a very active member of Old Donation Episcopal Church where he served as a vestry member, a lay reader and a chalicer. He helped start and was a founding member of the Vestry/Council of the Anglican Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Apostles, A/RC Church. He is a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and Godfather. A very spiritual, gentle man, he loved to leave smiles and good humor behind him wherever he went. Left to cherish his memory is wife and sweetheart of 50 years, Dr. Nancy Stuart Maxwell Guarnieri; children, Dr. Johnstuart Guarnieri and his wife Dr. Deborah Giorgi Guarnieri; Nancylew Guarnieri and her significant other Dr. William John Bergin; and Dr. Stuart Lewis Guarnieri and his wife Lisa; sister, Catherine Frank-White and her husband Ken; grandchildren, Brendan, Bryan Lewis, D’Elia, and Grace; and all those whose lives he touched with his wonderful smile and loving ways. The Memorial Service will be officiated by Father Bob Randall at 2:30 pm on Saturday February 17 at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Rd. Flowers, gifts or memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church, a place Lew loved to be with his wife, family, and friends. http://www.mem.com/ContentDisplay.aspx?ID=6135372

Jan 6, 2007 - IGC - Fred Wald Robertson, born Apr 14, 1928 in Roanoke, VA and resided in Virginia Beach, VA. He passed away in his home. Mr. Robertson was a native of Roanoke, Virginia. He will be remembered as a devoted husband and caregiver to his late wife, Barbara Miller Robertson. He retired from Joyce Office Products as a Salesman. He was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church and was a US Army veteran of WWII. He is survived by two daughters, Sandy Harrelson and husband Don of Virginia Beach, VA and Susan Hildenberger and husband Kevin of Chesapeake, VA; two sons, Gary Robertson and wife Andrea of Wilson, NC and Mark Roberston and wife Suzanne of Chesapeake, VA; seven grandchildren, Eric and Suzann Robertson, Mark Roberston, Jr., Sam and Mary-Austin Harrelson and Adam and Allison Hildenberger; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a host of many close friends. He was predeceased by his faithful dog, Taffy. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church with the Rev. Robert J. Randall officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of Carol and Norvell Scott after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.hollomon-brown.com/. See http://obit.hollomon-brown.com/obitdisplay.html?id=370117&clientid=hollomon-brown&listing=Found

Nov 25, 2006 - IGC - William Bethel Jr. Hill, born May 30, 1919

Sep 8, 2006 – IGC - Roscoe M Liverman, 77, died at his home. He was born November 10, 1928, in Gum Neck, NC, to the late William Alfred Liverman and Roxie Cahoon Liverman. He was part owner of Trailer Service and Refrigeration Company; started Tri State Fleet Services, and worked as a dispatcher at Radiology Services. He was a Cub Scout Master and Little League coach. He was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church, where he served as a vestryman and was a member of the choir; he was on the executive board of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Survivors: wife Carrie Ann Sykes Liverman; son William Cleveland Liverman and fiancé Sandie; daughter Pamela Liverman Campbell; brother George Alfred Liverman and wife Nettie Mae Liverman; brother-in-law Augustus Van Horne Sykes; six grandchildren Timoth, Evan, Elizabeth, Seth, Sierra, and Sadie; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Virginia.

Jul 21, 2006 - IGC - Anthony Edward Walke, born Sep 14, 1918

Dec 14, 2005 - WLC - Dorothy Duncan Scott, 77, of Ewell Road and Smiths Beach, Eastville, passed away Dec. 14, 2005. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Stanley F. Scott; and three children, Robin Scott Angle and husband Sonny of Herndon, Thomas Michael Scott and his wife Hope of Great Falls, Va., and Stella Scott Schreiber and husband Allen of Birmingham, Ala. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, T.J. and Taylor Scott, Lindsey and Woody Angle and Scott, William and Emily Schreiber; her three brothers, P.L. Duncan, William E. Duncan and Robert M. Duncan, all residing in Columbia, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Haley Elizabeth Scott.
Dot was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church, Ocean Park Womens Club and the Hermitage Garden Club. She was a volunteer at the Virginia Marine Science Museum. A funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Randall at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, at 2 p.m. Monday. The family will greet friends at a reception in the parish hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Laps for Cystic Fibrosis, 2 Metroplex Drive, Suite 250, Birmingham, AL 35209. Arrangements by Adams-Green Funeral Home, Herndon, Va.
See http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/virginian-pilot-ledger-star-norfolk/mi_8014/is_20051216/dorothy-scott/ai_n41296041

Aug 15, 2005 - IGC - Rowland G. Hoffecker, born Sep 22, 1914

Mar 11, 2005 – FCB – Jane Frances Trammel, of Virginia Beach, VA, born Feb 26, 1927, died March 11, 2005 at the age of 78 in her residence. Mrs. Trammel was born in Norfolk, VA and was the daughter of the late Hazel C. and Walter Guy Hudgins. She was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church, Tidewater Women’s Bowling Association, and the Amphibious Base Military Wives Bowling League. She is survived by her husband, Joseph “Joe” W. Trammel; a daughter, Deborah Blackstock of Virginia Beach, VA; two sons, Stephen E. Trammel of Palm Beach Gardens FL and Joseph W. Trammel Jr. of Nags Head NC; a sister, Barbara H. McCarrick of Virginia Beach, VA; a brother, Eugene Hudgins and wife Carol of Norfolk, VA; and three grandchildren, Christina S. Blackstock, Lisa Meier and Sam Trammel. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in Old Donation Episcopal Church by the Rev. Robert J. Randall. Burial will follow in the Old Donation Episcopal Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

Jun 2, 2004 – WLC – Charity Leone Henderson Mauskapf, born Jul 24, 1975

May 12, 2004 - WLC – John Lawrence “Larry” Freeman, 72, was born Nov. 17, 1931, in Dover, Ga., and was raised in Savannah, Ga. He was the son of the late Pearla Opie and John Wesley Freeman. He was educated in Savannah public schools and continued his education at Clemson University where he studied civil engineering. He also served as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. Larry moved to the Hampton Roads area in 1960 to work for Tidewater Construction Corporation and served as an engineer for the original Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel project. He retired as president and general manager of Tidewater Equipment Corporation, a subsidiary of Tidewater Construction Corporation and served on the Board of Directors of both corporations. He was the former director and vice chairman of the Tidewater section of the American Welding Society. He was also the former director and was a current senior member of the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads. Larry was active in the local Chambers of Commerce including positions as director and vice-president of the Chesapeake Chamber, a member of the transition team that formed the combined cities Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce to which he was elected to two terms as treasurer and chairman of the Finance Committee. He also served as a director and member of the Executive Committee. Larry spent his 14 years of retirement as an avid golfer and member of the Greenbrier Country Club where he entertained his fellow golfers with his wit and his never ending story-telling. He belonged to Old Donation Episcopal Church and was a member of the Norfolk Sports Club. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years to the day, Phyllis McClure Freeman; three daughters, Karen Freeman Upson and her husband Jeffrey Davis Upson of Richmond, Va., Jenny Leigh Freeman and Sandra Freeman Bucklew and her husband Eric Neal Bucklew, all of Virginia Beach; three grandsons, Scott Lawrence Upson, Jake Samuel Upson and Michael John Upson, all of Richmond, Va.; a granddaughter, Samantha Louise Bucklew of Virginia Beach; and a sister, Louise Freeman Gill and her husband Jerry Marshall Gill of Savannah, Ga. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

Apr 15, 2004 - NB - Elmer Gardner Heck. POQUOSON - Elmer Gardner Heck, 87, of the 200 block of Wythe Creek Road, passed away on April 15, 2004, at the Veterans Hospital in Hampton. Mr. Heck was a member of Bayside Masonic Lodge #218 AF & AM, the Fleet Reserve Assoc., the Norfolk Valley Scottish Rite Bodies, D.A.V., and AARP. He was a Corpsman on the USS Nashville when it was hit by a Kamikaze pilot. He is survived by a son, John Elmer Heck; three grandsons, John, Michael and Daniel; and his adopted family, Dallas, Judy and William Campbell. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, at Old Donation Episcopal Church with full military honors to be accorded. A visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church and/or the SPCA. See http://articles.dailypress.com/2004-04-27/news/0404270133_1_newport-jewish-community-center-cody-kline/3

Mar 23, 2004 – NB - Barbara Kellam Grubbs, wife of retired U.S. Army Col. Alfred T. (Tom) Grubbs, died at her home in Virginia Beach. She had been suffering from cancer and had been under hospice care. Born in Norfolk, Mrs. Grubbs, 77, was the daughter of the late Herbert Stanley Kellam and Longhorne Dabney Lewis Kellam. Her only sister, Langhorne (Pat) Kellam Schlack died last year. She was a graduate of Norview High School and Longwood College (now Longwood University), Farmville, Va., where she received a Bachelor of Arts in education and was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. After graduation, she taught business at Norview High School and was an administrative assistant at the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk until her marriage. She accompanied her husband to assignments in Indiana, Vienna and Alexandria Va., Fort Meade Md., and two tours in Heidelberg, Germany. A longtime member of Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach, where she was married, she had until recently been a member of the Vestry, was a trustee of the Endowment Fund and was a member of the Finance Commission. She was also a member of the Old Donation - Borough of Norfolk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Kempsville Chapter of AARP and the Larkspur Garden Club. She served in numerous leadership positions, including president of the Heidelberg Officers Wives Club, vice-regent of the DAR Chapter and president of the Garden Club. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, two sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas R. and Ann B. Grubbs of Vienna, Va., and Robert K. and Janet M. Grubbs of Fairfax Station, Va., four grandchildren, Robert, Elizabeth, Charles and Thomas; her uncle, William P. Kellam of Virginia Beach, and numerous cousins, as her father had 15 brothers and sisters and one half-brother. The family will receive friends at H.D. Olive Funeral Apartments, 2002 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. A memorial service will be conducted at Old Donation Episcopal Church by the Rev. Dr. Howard Hanchey, assisted by the Rev. Beverley Tucker and the Rev. Julia Tucker and the Rev. Nancy Wood, on March 29, 2004 at 12:30 p.m. There will be a reception afterward in the church social hall. Interment will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 or to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, VA. The Virginian Pilot Mar 25, 2004.

Jul 15, 2003 - IGC - Robert M MacGregor, born Aug 10, 1935, age 67, passed away at Virginia Beach hospital. Mr. MacGregor was a native of Louisville, KY, and was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1958. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander. Mr. MacGregor is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Margareta I.A. MacGregor; his daughter, Katherine I. Treser and husband Steven of Pittsburgh, PA,; his son, David B. MacGregor of Virginia Beach; and four grand-children, Thomas, Zachary, Erik and Heidi. A memorial service will be held Saturday at noon at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach with the Rv. Howard Hanchey officiating. Burial with military honors will take place in the church’s memorial garden. In lieu of flowers, requests that donations be made to the Davis Corner Rescue Squad. Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, is handling arrangements. Condolences may also be made to http://www.kellum-funeralhome.com/.

May 30,2003 – NB – Alice Granbery Walter, 94, died at Westminster Canterbury. Her husband, Maurice Walter, and her son, Henry A.V. Parker III, preceded Mrs. Walter in death. Born in Norfolk and descendant of the Hoggard Family of Poplar Hall in Norfolk, Mrs. Walter was a lifelong member of the Princess Anne Country Club. She was best known for her crusades of Historical Preservation and Conservation as well as an award-winning flower arranger, artist, book publisher, historian and genealogist. Some of her accomplishments include: painting for Castleton China Co. and freelancing for Haviland China Co. Painting America and French lines, helped create the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art show and served for many years on the board of trustees for the Virginia Beach Art Center and other positions including publicity director; led efforts to save the Francis Land House in Virginia Beach. Her efforts on behalf of the Old Coast Guard Station and other projects won her the Garden Club of America Historic Preservation Award. She also was an honorary vice president of the Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach Historical Society. Alice was bet known locally for leading the fight to save the Old Coast Guard Station and then the land next to it from developers creating the 24th St. Ocean Front Park and the Maritime Museum, Virginia Beach’s, first museum. In all, she had published eight books and historical records, several maps and 50 genealogical charts of Colonial families (including hers) of Tidewater that date back to the 1600’s. Surviving are her grandchildren, Harry A.V. Parker IV of Sebastian Fla., Christina Parker Brown of Charlotte, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Jessica Leigh Brown and Abigail Parker Brown. Her family wishes to extend its sincere thanks to Brenda Hinton and Tina Cox for the comfort and care they gave her during her life. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at Old Donation Episcopal Church at 2 p.m. by Rev. John F. Williams. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is in charge. Memorials may be made to the Old Coast Guard Station, 24th Street and Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach. The Virginian Pilot, June 1, 2003.

Feb 10, 2003 - IGC - Elizabthe W. K.H. Marcussen, born Mar 19, 1943

Jun 21, 2002 - IGC - Ann Nivison Bradford Parks, born May 11, 1917 - died June 21, 2002. She graduated from Maury High School in 1935 and Sweet Briar College in 1939. During World War II she entered the Naval Reserve and served in Norfolk and retired as a lieutenant commander. She was an active member of Old Donation Church and held several parish offices. Miss Parks is survived by her two brothers, N. Gorham Parks of Pittsford, N.Y. and Littleton Walke Parks of Virginia Beach in addition to several nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Old Donation Episcopal Church by the Rev. Erwin Lewis. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Old Donation Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. H. D. Oliver funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements. The Virginian Pilot, 6/23/2002.
Note: Ann Parks was the daughter of Rufus Parks II (Mar 15, 1880 – Nov 24, 1956) and Diana Talbot Walke Parks I (Dec 20, 1887 – Dec 9, 1975), sister of Diana Talbot Parks Hill (Sep 21, 1920 - Nov 9, 2000); and two brothers, Littleton Walke Parks (Oct 12, 1915 - Dec 23, 2007) and N. Gorham Parks of Pittsford, N.Y.
Note: In the Minutes of the Vestry Meeting of July 31, 1990 Mr. Emmert reported the following: “Ann Park’s request is to share her cemetery plot with two cousins – Anthony Walke and Walter Livingston.” This approved.

Mar 30, 2002 - IGC - Albert James Smith, born Jul 25, 1920

Mar 16, 2002 - IGC - William W. Johnson MD, born Apr 10, 1930

Aug 27, 2001, FCB – Donald Wesley Drew M.D. of the 5000 block of Crystal Point Drive, died Aug. 27, 2001 in Norfolk. Born in Boston on June 6, 1922, he retired as a physician after 55 years and was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. Dr. Drew graduated from Boston Latin School in 1939. In 1943, he received his B.S. degree from Tufts University where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1946. From 1047 to 1948, he served as a lieutenant junior grade medical officer in the U.S. Naval Reserves. His medical career included Fellow in Medicine, Lahey Clinic, Boston, 1949-50; Resident in Medicine, New England Medical Center/Eastern Maine General Hospital, 1950-51; Resident in Cardiology, Rhode Island Hospital, 1951-52; Assistant Chief and Chief of Cardiology, VA Hospital/Assistant Professor of Medicine, Albany College, N.Y., from 1953-59; Director of Medical Education and full-time cardiologist, Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, from 1960-75; and Professor of Medicine and cardiologist, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, from 1975-95. He served as a cardiology consultant for Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, from 1965-75, and for the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Norfolk, from 1968-75, and as a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles from 1990-94. Dr. Drew was the recipient of the Medical Resident Award, Norfolk General Hospital, 1995; Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians Laureate Award, 1995; and Obici Hospital Annual Medical Staff Award, 1996. He was a Professor of Medicine Emeritus EVMS, 1995-present; volunteer, cardiology teaching, 1995-present; diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Cardiovascular Disease; and fellow, American College of Physicians and American College of Cardiology. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Barbara G. Drew; two sons, Donald Wesley Drew Jr. and his wife Pinky of Virginia Beach, Dr. Peter Allen Drew and his wife Patti of Gainesville, FL; a sister Priscilla Ann Diggins and her husband John of Mesquite, Texas; a stepbrother, Stanley Jensen and his wife, Margaret, of Penfield, N.Y.; four grandchildren including granddaughters, Allison Taylor Drew, Wesley Ann Drew and Danielle Ryan and her husband, Kevin, of Virginia Beach, and a grandson, Matthew Earl Drew of Gainesville; six nieces; and five nephews. A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday in Old Donation Episcopal Church by the Rev. Irwin Lewis, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, from 7 to 9p.m. Thursday. Memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church Building Fund, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, or the Eastern Virginia Medical School Foundation, 358 Mobray Arch, Norfolk, VA 23507
Note: Donald served on the USS Baltimore-class heavy cruiser Toledo after WWII for two years.

Apr 25, 2001 - IGC - Dorothy Duncan Parks, (wife of Littleton Walke Parks) born Sep 11, 1923

Feb 8, 2001 - IGC - Phyllis Prestlo Jones, born Jan 4, 1915

Nov 9, 2000 - IGC - Diana Talbot Parks Hill, born Sep 21, 1920.

Diana Talbot Parks Hill (Sep 21, 1920 – Nov 9, 2000) died Nov. 9, 2000 in her home at 19 Southerland Street, Pittsford, N.Y. She was the daughter of Rufus and Diana Parks. She is survived by her husband, William B. Hill; a daughter, Mary Willoughby Staley of Pittsford; a son, William B. Hill III of Boulder, Colo.; two brothers, N. Gorham Parks of Pittsford, Littleton W. Parks of Virginia Beach; and a sister, Ann N.B. Parks, also of Virginia Beach. A memorial service will be conducted Monday in Pittsford, and later a memorial service will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, Pittsford, NY 14534, or to Old Donation Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road, is in charge. The Virginian-Pilot, November 11, 2000.
http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/obits/va/va-hamptonroads45.htm

Aug 31, 2000 – FCB – John Randolph Copeland, born Oct 19, 1938

Jul 10, 2000 - IGC - Martha Frances Maxwell Babb, born Aug 17, 1904

Apr 11, 2000 – NB - Carol F. Portlock died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at the age of 76. The daughter of the late Roland Leo and Frances Hudgins Portlock, Carol was born Dec.8, 1924 in Norfolk. She was predeceased by two sisters, Patricia P. Hines and Jane P. Hudgins. Carol is survived by her sister, Bettye P. Cuthbertson of Deltona, Fla., and many nieces and nephews. Carol was a longtime member of Old Donation Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach, where she was active in worship and a member of Episcopal Church Women. She was kind to many in ways often unnoticed, and she ministered to others with a friendly greeting, a crackling wit and spirited demeanor. During Carol’s later years she lived at Lynn Shores Manor , Virginia Beach, where she stayed involved with many activities and enjoyed her friends and staff. She evinced a strong, determined outlook on life in spite of setbacks and was admired for her fortitude in the face of adversity. A funeral service and celebration of Carol’s life will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach. The Rev. Patricia R. Davis will conduct the funeral, and the Rev. Irwin M. Lewis, Jr. will celebrate Eucharist. Burial is at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carol F. Portlock may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.

Mar 2, 2000 - IGC - Barbara Mille Robertson, born Nov 14, 1931

Jul 17, 1999 - IGC - Allan Smith Hadfield, born Apr 10, 1917

Jun 17, 1999 - IGC - Caroline Forbe Hadfield, born May 17, 1915

Jun 6, 1999 – IGC - John F. Coleman, born May 10, 1928

May 27, 1999 - IGC - Walter Joseph Kalina, born Aug 23, 1910

Dec 30, 1998 – NB - Margaret R. Milliken, 90, of the 3100 block of Shore Drive [Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay], was born April 23, 1908. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Capoe Chales Cemetery, Camp Charles B.D. Holland Funeral Home, Nassawadox, is in charge. The Virginia n Pilot Jan 3, 1999. Note: Margaret bequeathed a substantial financial gift to the Old Donation Endowment Fund.

July 12, 1998 – NB – Henry T. Keeling, 91, of White Acre Road was born in Norfolk Jun 14, 1907 and had been a resident of Virginia Beach for more than 50 years. He was the widower of Clarice Thomas Keeling. Mr. Keeling attended the University of Virginia. He was the owner of Henry T. Keeling Insurance Agency. He was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach where he served on the vestry and was a past treasurer. His wife Clarice was the church organist for many years. He was also a member of the Virginia Club and the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. Mr. Keeling was an avid hunter. He is survived by his niece, Margaret L. Wood of Camarillo, Calif.; several grand-nieces and –nephews and his good friends Trigger, Mikie and Honey – all of Virginia Beach. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Va. 23455. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Note: Mr. Keeling originated the Old Donation Endowment Fund and his estate gifted a sizable amount in 1999. He is a direct descendant of Lieutenant Thomas Keeling (1608-1664) who was one of 105 persons that Adam Thoroughgood persuaded to come from England to settle in the colony of Virginia. Thomas, at the age of 20, arrived in the ship Hopewell in 1628. Between the years 1635 and 1651 Thomas was granted one thousand acres of land on the Eastern shore of the Lynnhaven River for the transportation of various persons to Virginia. He served as vestryman in Lynnhaven Parish in 1640. He married Adam Thoroughgood’s sister Ann (1618 - 18 Jan 1682 or 83) in 1634.

June 23, 1998 – NB - Roland Gill Blandford. Virginia Beach - Roland Gill Blandford died June 23, 1998, at Seaside Nursing Home in Virginia Beach. Roland was born in 1908 at his mother's home near South Hill. He received his bachelor's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and was a member of the Class of 1933. During World War II, he served in action in the South Pacific as an officer of the Navy. He was a commandant of the minesweepers that cleared the Chesapeake Bay of both enemy and Allied mines after the war ended. Roland was a land owner and longtime resident of Powhatan County. Since 1970, he resided in Virginia Beach. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a vestryman of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Powhatan County. Roland was the widower of Steir Cameron Blandford, his first wife; and Belvin Blann Rollins, recently departed, his wife and traveling companion of over 30 years. He was the father of two surviving sons, Andrew Cameron Blandford and Roland Gill Blandford Jr.; and grandfather of six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Roland Blandford loved his family, and he loved the state of Virginia. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 26, at 10 a.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach by the Rev. C. Thomas Holliday. A graveside service will be held in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, on Friday, June 26, at 3 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Chesapeake Bay Foundation or to the Salvation Army. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Bayside Chapel is handling arrangements. Published in the Daily Press, June 25, 1998 http://articles.dailypress.com/1998-06-25/news/9806250083_1_smithfield-wight-county-wife  
Note: Roland attended the Old Donation Men’s Wednesday Breakfast for many years in the 70’s and 80’s. His Father (Paul Blandford) wrote a book of poems, “As Much of Life” dated 1947. A copy is located in the Old Donation Historic Library.

Oct. 12, 1997 - NB - Christine J. Meade. Virginia Beach-Christine J. Meade, 77, of the 600 block of Pine Tree Drive died Sunday Oct.12, 1997, at a local hospital. Mrs. Meade was born in Chesapeake and had lived in Norfolk prior to moving here in 1960. She had worked in various branches of the U.S. government, last working as a secretary for the Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk, for 30 years, and retiring in 1986. She graduated from Deep Creek High School, Deep Creek, in 1937 and attended Norfolk Business School. She was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach. Mrs. Meade was predeceased by her husband, Frank O. Meade, who passed away in 1991, and her daughter, Sandra H. Meade, who passed away in 1968. Surviving are a brother, John G. Joyce of Cocoa Beach, Fla. and a twin brother, Vernon A. “Boob” Joyce of Chesapeake; two sister, Jewel Joyce of San Diego, Calif., Hope J. Hartmann of Stockholm, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Old Donation Episcopal Church by the Rev. C. Thomas Holiday. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park.


Oct 9, 1997 - IGC - Rita Dolore Bowers, born Nov 21, 1936

Jul 8, 1997 - IGC - Louis K. Hoffecker, born Apr 3, 1918

May 22, 1996 - SCG - Billy Ray Jr. Warren, born Sep 16, 1953

Mar 19, 1997 - WLC - Alice Wilson Cramer – born May 29, 1922 - FG

Jan 11, 1996 - IGC - Morley Vial Howle, born Jul 10, 1925

Mar 5, 1995 - IGC - Clarice Thomas Keeling, 89, of White Acre Road was born Mar 27, 1905. The funeral will be at Old Donation Episcopal Church Cemetery at a later date. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, in charge. Virginian Pilot Mar 6, 1995.

Nov 7, 1994 WLC – William Wright Waters (Harris), born Aug 9,1970. Belovede son and brother

Sep 24, 1994 - SCG Mary B. Phillips, born Dec 16, 1918

May 6, 1994 - SCG - Sheila Muschet Berglund, born Sep 18, 1959

May 1, 1994 – SCG - Charles W. Clark, born Nov 10, 1921

Jul 9, 1993 - IGC - Joan Dovnok McIntyre, born Mar 26, 1929

Oct 18, 1992 - FCB - Pamela Rinehart Ennis, born Jul 27, 1962

Jul 18, 1992 - IGC - Helena Stewart Doris, born Dec 17, 1904

Aug 30, 1989 – IGC - Mark J. Groenke, 39, born Apr 20, 1950, of the 300 block of W. Palmyra Drive, died in his home. Mr. Groenke, a native of Racine, Wis., was employed with Imaging Command-Atlantic at the Norfolk Naval Base. He was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church and was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his father, Edward W. Groenke of Clermont, Fla; a half sister, Carole Scheel of Presque Isle, Wisc., and a half brother, Ed Groenke of Charlotte, N.C. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Old Donation Episcopal Church by the Rev. John H. Emmert. Burial will be in Galilee Episcopal Church Columbarium at a later date. Friends may join the family at 5456 Orion Ave., Norfolk. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church Building Fund. Note: His remains were removed to ODEC in later years.

Feb 4, 1983 - NB - Ethel Hudgins Howren, 77, of 2830 Shore Drive [Seagate Colony High-rise Condominiums - born Sep 30, 1905 - parents James Carey Hudgins (Nov 1878 – Jan 1965) and Vashti “unknown” (1884-1912)] a native of Princess Anne County and the widow of Walker Albert Howren Sr. [ Mar 1895– Sep 1961], died Friday in a hospital. A registered nurse, she was retired from Norfolk General Hospital and was a graduate of Norfolk Protestant Hospital School of Nursing. She was a trustee of Old Donation Church. She was a member of the Virginia Beach Beautification Society, Virginia Beach Research and Advisory Council, Princess Anne Historical Society, Virginia Nurses Association, Norfolk General Hospital Alumni Association, Women’s Auxiliary Board of Norfolk General Hospital, Witchduck Circle of Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Navy League, Norfolk Yacht and Country Club and Princess Anne Country Club. Survivors include a son, James Hudgins Howren [October 1947 - May 2004] of Alexandria; a brother, William F. Hudgins Sr. of Virginia Beach; and two grandchildren [Jamie and Elle Howren]. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Old Donation Episcopal Church, with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road, has charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Ethel Hudgins Howren Memorial Fund, in care of Norfolk General Hospital, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk, Va. 23507.
The Virginian Pilot, page B10, Feb 4, 1983
Note: Ethel was a long time member of Old Donation Episcopal Church serving in all facets of the church. In the mid 1960’s Ethel put herself in nomination for the vestry. There were quite a few eyebrows raised since no woman had served on the vestry. But her energetic and forceful character won the day, and she was voted in. Her father James Carey Hudgins had promised to donate land to Old Donation Church but died before making the gift. Ethel completed the gifting in 1983. Her children established the Ethel Hudgens Howren Scholarship fund at the Sentara College of Health Science in 1987 in Ethel’s honor for the devotion of several nursing students who cared for Ethel in her final days (http://www.sentara.edu/prospective-students/financial-aid.shtml). Submitted by Bob Perrine.

Nov 22, 1975 - IGC - Peter Preble Staver, born Sep 16, 1957
Note: Staver Field, Naples, Florida, Naples High School, was named in honor of Senior Pete Staver, who died November 22, 1975. He was injured in the 4th quarter of the last varsity football game of the season against Key West on November 19, 1975. He died 3 days later. Here is a summary of two articles reported by staff writer Ron Martz of the St Petersburg Times, Sunday October 10, 1976, “The Night Pete Staver Died” - http://www.naplesfan.com/Staver-Field.html  and in an article explaining his injury by News-Press.com, Nov 15, 2010 - http://www.news-press.com/article/20101116/HSS24/11160330/Rule-changes-cut-down-fatal-football-injuries. Pete Staver was 18 when he died. He was son, brother, friend and a young man in search of the good times that life holds for the young. Before the game in which he died he had thought it would probably be his last game ever because he knew he wasn’t really college football scholarship material. He was thinking that maybe when school was over in the spring he’d go hiking up the Appalachian trail, maybe all the way from Georgia to Maine, because he loved to hike, with only the sounds of nature and his own breathing within his hearing. So he wanted this last game against Key West, a stronger team, to be special, and it would be because Naples High had suffered through back-to-back 1-9 football seasons. Naples High was winning, and with less than three minutes remained, Pete went down in one of several routine tackle plays. When he got up, he took a few steps, shook his head a couple of times, and collapsed. An ambulance was at the game, and rushed him to Naples Community Hospital. Doctors performed emergency surgery, drilling holes in the base of his skull to relieve pressure on his brain. They found two different shades of blood, indicating Staver likely suffered a previous head trauma. “Something had happened a week or two before - probably a concussion," said Preble Staver, Pete's father. In the days before Staver's injury, friends and family did recall him complaining about a nagging headache. Staver's previous, undiagnosed injury explained how he could be so seriously injured on such an innocuous play. Despite the fact that he was pronounced clinically dead, for three days the doctors maintained his body functions through medication and a respirator so his kidneys and corneas could be donated to organ banks. They buried him with his high school letter and retired his uniform jersey, No. 80. A scholarship fund was started in his name and raised $10,000 in its first year. Plans were made to build a memorial to him at the football field. The white, granite memorial in the shape of an abstract N. A bronze plaque on the lower right corner reads:
                     Peter Preble Saver "Pete"
                       1957-1975 - No.80
                         Athlete, Student, Friend
His father Preble Staver said, “Some people say you should be bitter, you should hate football, but we don’t. We know that Pete died happy. We know he was doing what he wanted to do. Here was a guy who was so active, who had loved life so much. It was something about Pete’s his personality. We first knew of it in first grade. Here was this little red-headed freckle-faced, laughing, smiling boy – and he was the same way in high school. He was everybody’s friend, a flirt, he made a fuss over all the girls and they loved it. I want to be able to remember him the way he was that one summer when he was helping put in a sprinkler system on the golf course. He’d come home and walk in the house in his cutoff jeans and work shoes, his face dirty and streaked with sweat, that red baseball cap he always wore turned around backwards, this big, brawny kid stomping into the house and saying: ‘Hey Mom, what’s for dinner?’ That’s the way I want to remember him. That’s the Pete we’re going to miss.

Apr 5, 1946 - NB - Benjamin Dey White, born Dec 10, 1868
http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/portsmouth/cemeteries/portlock-r-z.txt
Benjamin Dey White was an ardent preservationist of animals, books, history, the law, etc. His last will and testament especially reflects his interests and wishes where it states, among other requirements, "I desire my Canadian wild geese delivered to the U.S. Government, to be placed, if possible, on some wild life sanctuary. Considered one of the best authorities on the history of Princess Anne County, Judge White wrote many sketches on the subject, one of which was entitled ‘Gleanings in the History of Princess Anne County,’ 1924 (http://books.google.com/books?pg=RA1-PA5&lpg=RA1-PA5&dq=gleanings%20from%20princess%20anne%20county&sig=aQ7Gwi_6Mzv3NoQON_5derey_A0&ei=YCEqTtvZM5G_gQed4difCw&ct=result&sqi=2&id=bBsdAQAAMAAJ&ots=plAJnIPdPC&output=text) which includes one of the most exhaustive studies of the trial of Grace Sherwood for allegedly practicing witchcraft." Judge White presided over the 28th Judicial Circuit for 38 years. He purchased his ancestral home, and restored it to its old-time charm. With its park of animals and extensive library, White Acre aptly reflected the dignity and interests of its owner in the pleasant rusticity of the Tidewater scene of which he was so intimately a part. Judge White was said to be the first citizen of Princess Anne, and that his hand was felt, unobtrusively, behind nearly all phases of the county's progress. His historical sketch covers the history of Princess Anne County, Virginia (now Virginia Beach) from 1606-1861. A native of Princess Anne County, Judge White was born on December 10, 1868, in the attractive home at Bayside on the Lynnhaven River which he reacquired after it had been sold by his family during his early years. Except for as brief residences in Norfolk – while he was attending Washington and Lee, where he received his legal education – he had resided in Princess Anne County throughout his lifetime.
Judge White was a man of many hobbies… An avid reader, Judge White believed in passing on good books to his friends, and was said to purchase up to 100 each year. His library was said to be the largest in the county and most diversified in authors and subject matter. His home, “White Acres,” one of the show places of the county, is one of the oldest as well. A large home, it is finished with antiques handed down from several generations and other items that Judge White collected through the years. His gardens were well kept and on the premises are peacocks, geese, dogs and wild fowl which bore out the jurist’s deep feeling that wild life should be conserved. Any wanton destruction of wild life aroused his judicial ire, and especially if the perpetrator should ever come before the court. Although Judge White spent most of his life in the county of his birth, he managed to make a number of trips, usually with his first cousin, John B. Dey, prominent Princess Anne County farmer. Judge White, who was the son (only son) of the late Caleb (a lumberman) and Mrs. Alice Hatfield Dey White, is survived only by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Walker White (1874 - 1971) (see http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=white&GSfn=elizabeth&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1971&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=37586278&df=all&), formerly of Norfolk. Funeral services will be held privately Monday morning at the chapel of the H.D. Oliver funeral apartments. The Virginian Pilot, April 6, 1946.
http://freepages.folklore.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ferry/trialrecord.htm
Judge White is buried at Portlock Cemetery at Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, VA. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=White&GSfn=Benjamin&GSmn=Dey&GSby=1868&GSbyrel=in&GSdy=1946&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=37586275&df=all&

Jan 6, 1923  - GIC - Reverend Alfriend. Note: also buried in the center aisle is and his wife, Mary Emily Hume Alfriend - June 10, 1869 – October 22, 1952. His epitaph reads:
Rev. Richard Jeffrey Alfriend, Oct. 1, 1860 – Jan. 6, 1923. Beloved Rector of Old Donation and Emanuel P.E. Churches Lynnhaven Parish – ordained June, 18, 1912, restored this church which was reconsecrated May 15, 1916. For he was a good man and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added to the Lord.

Note: Reverend Richard Jeffrey Alfriend, died January 6, 1923. Rev. Alfriend began to serve as lay reader for neighboring Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kempsville in 1900. He took up the dream of Thurmer Hoggard IV and his children to raise Old Donation Church  from the ruins of decay which began in 1843. Alfriend and others raised funds and interest and formed the Association for Restoring Old Donation Church in 1911.  In 1912 Alfriend was ordained a priest at the Old Donation wooden parish house, the first building to be constructed in the restoration. Restoration of Old Donation was completed in 1916.  Alfriend then began to serve as the rector of Emmanuel and Old Donation. Reverend Alfriend was a gentle man with a soft voice.  He rode a circuit conducting Sunday morning services after 1916 first at Old Donation at about  10:00 and later in the morning at Emmanuel at about 11:00. When the Reverend Alfriend died in 1923, his funeral was conducted at Emmanuel.  That January day was not cold. After the funeral a procession from Emmanuel to Old Donation occurred.  Fewer people were at the interment.  The wooden floor of Old Donation was removed and a vault to receive the casket was set in place below the floor. After burial the floor was restored.  Later the large memorial stone to Richard Alfriend was installed.   Some 29 years later the interment of Alfriend’s wife, Mary, a Catholic, in 1952, was carried out at Old Donation while her funeral was conducted at a Catholic church. Because of the restrictions on the Catholic priest conducting the funeral , the Catholic priest would not step inside Old Donation’s doors for the interment. When the time comes Former Rector Beverly D. Tucker and his wife Julia will also be buried under the floor of the old church. The tradition to have the clergy buried in the church is taken from European cathedral church customs. Submitted by Mal Higgins and edited by Bob Perrine.

Apr 26, 1940 – NB – Charles M. Barnett, [born 1869] president of the Clinchfield New York Corporation, ship brokers at 75 West Street, died yesterday in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel while visiting a friend. He was 55 years old and lived at 280 Riverside Drive. He had been with the ship brokers for thirty years and was also a director of the Clinchfield Coal Corporation. He leaves a widow [Stella Crowder], a son, Charles M. Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Richard Williams of Toronto, Canada. Obituary is undated and publication unknown, and provided by Belinda Nash, former historian Old Donation Church.
Note: Charles Mitchell Barnett, Sr., and his wife Stella purchased Ferry Farm Plantation in the late 1800’s [1898]. There, he raised large crops of spinach, strawberries and other produce, as well as his three children Jean, Charles and Joseph. He maintained also, for a while, the beautiful brick house he built at 521 Fairfax Avenue in Norfolk [a Ghent pressed-brick facade hipped roof with 2 hipped dormers; 4 bays. Georgian Revival, built in 1897] now listed on the historical and Cultural Inventory of the City of Norfolk as the Charles M. Barnett house. When Stella (my grandmother) died tragically in 1912 from eating a poisonous mushroom at Ferry Farm, her sister Cora came to help with the young children. She eventually became the second Mrs. Charles Barnett and was therefore known to her family as “Aunt Co.” Mr. Barnett’s childhood in Edinburh, Scotland, left him with a love of Scottish dishes, and Aunty Co pampered hiom with kippered herring, finnan haddie and Scottish collops. I have, and still use, a number of her iron skillets. Native oysters and fish, wild mushrooms, and the farm produce were thriftfully used for the family table… though presumable not mushrooms after Stell’s death.” By Catherione Barnette Brown (Bunny) Granddaughter of Charles M. Barnett, as published in “Ferry Tidings,” Vol 16, Issue 4, Nov 2011.
Note: Slade Charles M. Barnett and his wife purchased Ferry Farm Plantation in 1898. In Oct 1912 Stella died from toadstool poisoning. Slade lived on there until his death in 1924. C. M. Barnett was in the oyster business and shipped them all over including to New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Grand Central Station. Though his New York connection, the church was able to obtain a $7,000 loan from a New York bank in 1915. As a member of the vestry during reconstruction of the burned-out church he was close friends with Church Warden Judge White. He and his wife Stella Barnett held oyster roasts for church members at their Ferry Farm Plantation home alternating with Judge White at his White Acre home, both roasts located next to the Lynnhaven River. Submitted by Bob Perrine, Church Historian.
Note: July 17, 2013 - Ruthe Robbins, Board Member, Friends of Ferry Plantation House, emailed a correction for Mr. Barnett's date of death from 1924 to April 26, 1940. She writes, "Charles Mitchell Barnett passed away on April 26, 1940 at the Waldorf Astoria, while visiting a friend. Charles and wife Cora appear in the 1930 New York Census. They were living in a Condominium on Riverside Dr. until the Barnett family 'urged' Cora to move to a facility in Southold, NY, where she passed away in her late 90's, which would have been in the early 1970s. We also find Charles and Cora in the 1940 New York City Census, but since the Census date was April 1st, 1940, and he didn't pass away until later that month, he was listed as living. Oldest son Charles, Jr (nicknamed Carlos) only survived his father by 7 years, passing away in New Jersey, aged 47 on December 7th, 1947. His youngest son Joseph sadly passed away at the age of 33 in 1934 of pneumonia. We've been in touch with Joseph's descendants recently via our Facebook Page."

Oct 11, 1912 – NB – Stella Crowder Barnett, wife of Charles M. Barnett died at Norfolk Protestant Hospital, Friday at 6 o’clock p.m. Funeral survives at the residence, “Old Donation Farm,” Princess Anne County, VA., Monday afternoon. Internment private.The Virginian Pilot, Sunday, Oct 13, 1912
Note: Newspaper Account Oct 12, 1912 “Toadstools the Cause of Death
Mrs. Stella Barnett Dies at Protestant Hospital from Effects of Poison.”
Mrs. Stella Crowder Barnett, wife of Charles M. Barnett, president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and Coke Company, died at Protestant hospital at 6 o’clock yesterday afternoon from toadstool poisoning. She ate the toadstools by mistake for mushrooms at her home, “Old Donation Farm,” in Princess Anne county. Although she was taken ill about four days ago shortly after eating the toadstools she was treated by a physician near her home until yesterday morning when her condition became worse and she was sent to the Protestant hospital in this city for treatment by Dr. B. M. Baker. When brought to the hospital she was suffering from violent congestion and the physician held out very little hope at the time, as the case had advanced too far before she was brought to the hospital, and her death followed at 6 o’clock yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Barnett was a native of Evansville, Indiana, and all the members of her family except her mother, who was with her lives in the city. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Barnette is survived by three children, one daughter, Miss Jeanie Barnette, and two sons, Masters Carlos and Joseph Barnett.

Jul 31, 1902 – NB - Thurmer Hoggard IV, son of Thurmer and Harriett (Harding) Hoggard, III, was born Jun 11, 1819 at Poplar Hall. He died at his Broad Creek Poplar Hall home which was the home of his ancestors for over two hundred years and one of the oldest and most beautiful settlements in Princess Anne County. The deceased was 83 years of age. Mr. Hoggard is predeceased by his wife Elizabeth Lizzie Frances Hoggard (Cornick) (Aug 21, 1817 – Mar 27, 1891), his daughter Margaret Whitehead Bell (Hoggard) (Feb 22, 1848 – Oct 3, 1875) and three sisters - Margaret Whitehead Hoggard (1817 – 1841), Mary Hoggard (Oct. 20, 1823 – Jun. 10, 1895), and Harriett Hoggard (1825 - died young). He leaves three sons and two daughters - Mr. Thurmer Harding Hoggard V (Oct 15, 1844 – Jan 12, 1907), Horatio Cornick Hoggard (1846 - 1919), Thomas James Hoggard (1852 - 1915), Frances (Fanny) Cornick Hoggard (May 27, 1855 – Mar 5, 1929), and Mary “Mamie” Wilson Hoggard (Nov 6, 1850 – Jun 17, 1928). There was not a better man in this or any section of Virginia. Truly a Christian gentlemen and honored by all who knew him. He was a man of highest honor and has left a name far above reproach. He was one of the most prominent Episcopalians in Virginia and attended the last convention of that religious body as delegate from his county, being welcomed as the oldest member of it. Mr. Hoggard has held prominent positions of trust in his county at various times with fidelity and impartiality. Interred in the Emmanuel Church Graveyard, 5181 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, are Mr. Hoggard IV, his wife, son Thurmer Hoggard V and his two daughters Fanny and Mary –see http://www.carolshouse.com/cemeteryrecords/emmanuel (note that the date posted on “Carols House” for Thurmer H. Hoggard’s birth of 1814 is incorrect and should be 1844).
Note 1: The above obituary from a Norfolk Newspaper was posted in the book, “The Hoggards of Poplar Hall – 1654 – 1986,” page 171 by Alice Granbery Walter, 1988. Whoever saved the newspaper clipping failed to put the date on it. It has been edited to include a correct burial place and dates by Bob Perrine
Note 2: Thurmer Hoggard IV’s grandson Thurmer Hoggard VI (Sep. 14, 1872 - May 7, 1945), is buried at Elmwood Cemetery. See findagrave.com @ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=hoggard&GSfn=Thurmer&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=51181729&df=all& and his great grandson, Thurmer Hoggard VII (Jan. 26, 1905 – Mar. 2, 1969) at the Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Forge, VA – see http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=hoggard&GSfn=Thurmer&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=63741410&df=all&
Note 3: THURMER HOGGARD IV: by Sandy Everton, Emanuel Church Historian, 2001. Good evening and happy Twelfth Night! My name is Thurmer Hoggard. Actually, I am Thurmer Hoggard IV, one of a long line of Hoggard’s who have been members in good standing at Emmanuel Episcopal in Kempsville. I was born in 1819 and breathed my last in 1902. I was asked to speak at this celebration because I was present at the very birth of this church. Early in the 19th century, times were difficult for the Episcopal Church. Since it was an independent branch of Anglicanism, the official faith of England, the country we had just fought in two wars, American public opinion turned against all things English, and the Episcopal form of worship suffered accordingly. By the year of 1843, Old Donation Church in the Lynnhaven Parish of Princess Anne County, Virginia, was in a state of disrepair; the sides were buckled and the roof finally caved in. Furthermore, the population center had moved further inland by then, into the township of Kempsville. Old Donation’s members decided it was time to look for a place to build a new church. I was a Lay Reader and member of Old Donation’s Vestry then. I remember how grateful we were when David Walke, a church member and the son of our former minister, generously offered us some land on Fairfield Plantation—which was his property—on which we could build a new house of worship. Mr. Walke gave us a choice piece on Kempsville Road; it faced Pleasant Hall and was situated just a few yards from where the road bent to the right and preceded onward to Great Bridge. Perhaps I need to offer an aside about location; you know how they keep rerouting streets and changing names! The road in front of us was called Kempsville all through the 18th, 19th and half of the 20th centuries. Then they diddled with the roads and changed the names to suit new routes of travel sometime after World War II. The street in front is now called Princess Anne, but it will always be Kempsville to me! I was a member in good standing at Emmanuel for sixty years, ending only with my death in 1902. Me and members of my family—my wife and two of my sisters—are buried out back in the cemetery [actually they were his two daughters, Frances and Mary – Bob Perrine – see http://www.carolshouse.com/cemeteryrecords/emmanuel]. For most of those years, I was a member of the Vestry. So were many of my descendents and other relatives. Our names are inscribed on two brass altar vases which my granddaughter, Miss Frances Hoggard, donated to the church. You might have heard of my home. My family owned Poplar Hall in Princess Anne County. Later, the county was split in two and my land was part of the area which became Norfolk Country and then was annexed by the city of Norfolk. The church was on land that remained part of Princess Anne. I understand that my plantation now is a housing development. However, a few members of my family still live in Poplar Hall on land the family retained. The longtime head of your Crafters’ Guild, Doris Parsons, is a relative of mine. From 1838 until 1901, I maintained the County Register of baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials for Emmanuel and, during the later years, for Eastern Shore Chapel as well. It was also my duty to compile the Lists of Communicants, which was submitted to the Diocese annually for both Emmanuel and Eastern Shore. I have been often asked what I consider to be my most important accomplishment as a devout Christian. I would have to say that it is my ability to persuade others to serve the will of God. As I said previously, by the early 1840s, Old Donation was in ruins; no services could be held there. Under the law, any church or chapel not used for one year reverts to the Commonwealth of Virginia. To prevent such a loss, I persuaded members of my family to gather in the ruins on News Year’s Day every year and participate in a church service. This they did, even after my death, until a new building was erected in the early part of the 20th century. Emmanuel Church could have suffered the same fate during the War Between the States because our building was not used as a house of worship; it was used as a hospital, and for other activities connected with the war effort. To prevent the State from seizing our land, I, as a Lay Reader, lead Morning Prayer in Emmanuel’s church building once a year, just as I was doing in the ruins of Old Donation. Let me close by thanking you for listening to these words of mine. I, Thurmer Hoggard of Poplar Hall and a faithful servant of our Lord and Savior wish you health and good fortune in this new year. I leave you with these thoughts: We must hope for great things, pray for great things, then do our best, and then leave the rest to God. Godspeed and God’s peace.
Note 4: Serving for a time as Princess Anne County Treasurer, Thurmer was an influential citizen of the county. At his ancient family home Poplar Hall he had a shipbuilding business on Broad Creek. His shipyard was the first navy yard in America. At the early age of 23 he was appointed Lay Reader by the late Bishop Meade and later elected by the Vestry as a delegate to the Diocesan Council of Virginia. He worshiped at Old Donation until services ended around 1844. In 1882 he came to rescue the burned out Old Donation Church by holding annual pilgrimages to the open shell of Old Donation so the county could not take possession of the land. He was the only living Episcopalian who had worshipped at Old Donation before it burned. After Hoggard’s death his son, Captain Thurmer Harding Hoggard V, a Confederate veteran, and two daughters Mary and Fannie Hoggard continued annual services at Old Donation. Thurmer Hoggard not only saved the church but also the vestry records which he handed to Judge White, who in turn handed them to the Richmond Court House. They were later edited and published by George Carrington Mason in 1949. In a cavity within the cornerstone of Old Donation Church, there is a time capsule, placed there in 1916, containing short sketches prepared by Thurmer. What is said on these documents remains unknown until they are uncovered in some distant and far off time. Submitted by Bob Perrine.

1797 – NB - Capt Thomas Walke IV (1760-1797) Revolutionary War. He was prominent in Princess Anne County. He fought in the Revolutionary War and was one of the two local representatives to the Virginia Convention. In Richmond in the spring of 1788 he helped Virginia, by a narrow margin, ratify the U.S. Constitution. He served as Vestryman and Warden of Lynnhaven Parish for many years.  

1780’s – NB - Col Adam Thoroughgood (1750’s-1780’s) Revolutionary War. He was a direct descendant of the first Adam Thoroughgood. During the Battle of Yorktown, 1781, under General Washington 56 were wounded, one being that of Colonel Adam Thoroughgood. According to Amy Waters Yarsinske in her book “Virginia Beach, A History of Virginia's Golden Shore,” (page 78), while Adam was off fighting, the British overran Adam’s plantation estate and commandeered it for a British headquarters. The British told Adam’s wife, Sarah, that they would provide her husband a “Parole of Honor” if he would return home from the battle. In the tradition of Thoroughgood wives, Sarah replied with rebellious indignation, “I would rather see him dead.”

1783 – NB - COL EDWARD HACK MOSELEY (1717-1783) COLONIAL WAR. He enjoyed the social life of Virginia Governor Lord Dunmore right up until 1775 when the unpopular Lord Dunmore was forced out of Virginia in skirmishes leading up to the Revolutionary War. He was prominent in the affairs at Old Donation Church, and in 1767 he had a private Great Pew built where the pulpit stands today.

1779 – NB - COL Anthony Walke II (1726-1779) Colonial War. He was one of the wealthiest Virginians of his day, a great advocate of social dinking, extravagant social gatherings, gambling, and horse racing. When trouble with England began, as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, he espoused the cause of the colonies, and united with Patrick Henry, Mason, Madison, Marshall, Jefferson, and other patriots in resisting British oppression and in establishing American independence.


Feb 1777 – NB - Colonial Reverend Dickson. His epitaph on the back wall of the church reads:
Sacred to the Memory of
The Rev Robert Dickson
(1716-1777)
Rector 1748 to 1776
Donated his estate for
orphan boys’ school
The Church name
“Old Donation”
memorializes his faithful
stewardship

Note: was born in Northumberland, England in 1716 and was a graduate of Cambridge Peterhouse College. A program  celebrating Reverend Dickson at a service held sometime in the 1920’s noted that Reverend Dickson was buried under the altar, but that bulletin, most likely the only historical source confirming his burial, has been lost. Records show he became a priest Dec. 21, 1746 and served at Lynnhaven Parish Church nearly twenty-eight years from July 13, 1748 until February 23, 1776 at an annual salary of sixteen thousand pounds of tobacco.  After retiring he lived for about a year longer. It is not known the exact day he died, but his will was admitted on record February 14, 1777.  On Nov 21, 2012 a proper epitaph recording his service to the church, orphan boys’ school, and donation (for which the church is now named) was installed on the back wall of the church opposite the Adam Thorowgood plaque.

Aug 1740 – NB - Grace White Sherwood, born 1660.
Note: On a stormy evening in late August 1740, while asleep in front of the fireplace at her home, Grace passed away peacefully. She was 80 years of age. Grace a lifelong resident on East Muddy Creek Road, Princess Anne County, Virginia, wife of the late James Sherwood, devoted mother of sons John, James, and Richard Sherwood. Grace Sherwood was a member in good standing with the Lynnhaven Parish Church, and was married to James at this first church of the parish in 1680. She was a mid wife, a healer, a woman before her time. Her three sons laid her to rest on their farm near the rustling waters of Ashville Creek . It was here where Grace made her healing potions for the sick and helpless of Princess Anne County. This remarkable woman has no grave marker, but her legend will live on forever in the hearts of many. Submitted by Belinda Nash.
Note: Shortly after the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, Princess Anne County was caught up in similar witchcraft hysteria. While not as broad in scope, it nevertheless involved a similar pattern by a church condemning a fellow church member of witchcraft. One of Virginia Beach’s most noteworthy historical events unfolded right here at Old Donation Church, then known as Lynnhaven Parish. After Grace’s husband died in 1701 she continued working her farm in Pungo, raising her three boys, and attending church services. The Hill’s lived close by and thought Grace’s activities were strange by not remarrying, by working the fields in men’s britches, and by healing others. In 1704, three years after Grace’s husband died, Luke Hill’s wife Elizabeth beat up Grace. Grace sued the Hills for assault and battery. When Grace was awarded fifty pounds sterling, Luke openly boasted that Grace would pay dearly. Because Grace stayed to herself, the Hills were at liberty to spread false rumors about her, and finally after winning church support, in February of 1706 Luke Hill and his wife Elizabeth formally accused Grace of witchcraft. On July 10, 1706 Maximilian Boush, Warden of Lynnhaven Parish Church, prosecuted the case against Grace and a Lynnhaven Parish Vestry jury ordered a trial by ducking as a result of Luke’s unsubstantiated claims. Ignoring substantial proof of wrong the congregation marched Grace down the dirt road in front of the church (today’s Witchduck Road) around 10 a.m. July 10, 1706, to be ducked in the Lynnhaven River. If it had not been for Grace’s athletic swimming ability, she would have drowned that day. But by not drowning, she was judged a witch and placed in the jail next to Lynnhaven Parish Church to look upon congregants for the rest of her natural life for crimes she never committed. However, after seven years and nine months the church decided to let her go free. She collected her three sons from a relative and sued the state to get her Pungo farm back. Without any help from the church her sons were forced to pay back taxes for the eight years their farm had sat vacant. She lived out the rest of her life in Pungo in peace with her sons. Grace is buried in an unmarked grave in Pungo, Virginia Beach, in a clump of trees about ¼ mile north of the intersection of Princess Anne Road and Pleasant Ridge Road on the left side of the road going north. Sometime about 2003, interim Rector Howard Hanchey talked about Grace from the pulpit admitting that the church had wronged her and that she was in fact a wonderful woman who most likely saved lives through her knowledge of herbs and as a mid-wife. Then in 2006 the Governor of Virginia officially admitted that Grace had been falsely accused in 1706 and was not a witch but instead an incredible woman, a woman the state of Virginia and Lynnhaven Parish Church wronged. Submitted by Bob Perrine, church historian.

1736 – NB - Col Edward Moseley (1661-1736) Colonial War. He was a Colonel in the County Militia, Justice of Princess Anne County, High Sheriff, and as Lynnhaven Parish Church vestryman a member of the court that tried Grace Sherwood. In 1697 he had the land around his estate established as the town of Newtown.


1694 – NB - Col Thomas Walke I  (1642-1694) Colonial War. He was an immigrant from British-ruled Barbados. He held colonial distinction and was commissioned a colonel by the Governor of Virginia. He made his fortune shipping goods to Barbados from Hampton Roads and slaves back to Hampton Roads from Barbados.  He married Mary Lawson in 1690, also an emigrate from Barbados. Thomas died in 1694, only four years after his marriage, leaving three children, Thomas II or Jr. (1691-1723), Anthony I (1692- 1768), and Mary.

1640 - Captain Adam Thoroughgood – NB – born 1604. Note: Captain Adam Thoroughgood was an English colonist and community leader who helped settle the area of Lynnhaven and form Lynnhaven Parish Church. He was the youngest son of seven of an influential family headed by the Reverend William Thoroughgood (1579 – 1625), a Puritan minister at Grimston-King's Lynn, England, a town 115 miles north of London. Started by John Rolfe in 1610 tobacco profits ensured the economic survival of the colony, and by 1618 there were labor shortages due to the new tobacco industry. To solve the problem the Virginia Company devised the system of headrights, grants of 50 acres of land to settlers for every paid passage. This system led to the development of indentured servitude where poor individuals would become workers for three to seven years to repay the landowners who had sponsored their transportation to Virginia. Captain Adam Thoroughgood (1604-1640), once an indentured servant, was one of several budding entrepreneurs to sponsor immigrants to Virginia in exchange for land under Virginia Company’s headright terms. Adam arrived in Kecoughtan (today’s Hampton), Virginia in 1621 aboard the ship Charles, an 18 year old indentured servant of Captain Edward Waters (in return for his passage). Waters was a wealthy plantation owner and astute businessman. In Kecoughtan Adam attended Elizabeth Parish Church along with his older brother Thomas as noted in a 1623 census. After three years Adam had worked off his indenture and returned to London, where 24 year old Adam married 16 year old Sarah Offley on July 18, 1624, daughter of a financially successful mercantile family. While in England using his wife’s wealth, Adam began carrying out an ambitious plan of sponsoring immigrants to Virginia in exchange for land under the same headright terms he had accepted when he first left home in 1621. Returning to Kecoughtan with his bride in 1628, Adam started bringing indentured servant immigrants that by 1635 numbered 105. They came in 17 different ships paid for from his wife dowry. For this he was awarded 5,350 acres of undeveloped lands (today’s northern Virginia Beach). During his time in Kecoughtan Adam rose to a position of influence in the colony becoming a member the General Assembly. Moving to his relatively isolated 5,350 acre estate in the fall of 1634. Adam’s 10 square mile estate in Lynnhaven extended from Little Creek (then the mouth of the Lynnhaven River) to the present day Lynnhaven Inlet (Lesner Bridge) and south for about two miles. Adam had a crude type of wooden home built that fall on the shore of the Chesopean River (renamed Lynnhaven by Adam after his home town Grimston-King's Lynn, Norfolk County, England), a location on the edge of what is now Lake Joyce in Baylake Pines. In 1637 Lake Joyce was part of the Lynnhaven River with its Chesapeake mouth at Little Creek. There was no opening where the Lesner Bridge stands today. In 1636 Adam convinced the Virginia General Assembly to accept his Lynnhaven Parish as part of Lower Norfolk County (part of today’s Virginia Beach), and a year later he was appointed presiding justice of the county. Gathering citizens of the little Lynnhaven community, Adam summoned Reverend William Wilkinson (1612-1663) to hold services in his crude wooden home on Sunday May 17, 1637 marking the beginning of Lynnhaven Parish Church that would later in 1822 become known as Old Donation Episcopal Church. In 1638 Adam had a church (Lynnhaven Parish ) started at today’s Church Point and also a more substantial house to replace his crude wooden home. Adam’s second house was built just upriver from the church. The first Lynnhaven Parish Church was completed in 1639, but Adam’s house lacked one brick wall, and before it could be completed Adam died. In February 1640 Adam and his servants set out to attend a Jamestown Burgess meeting. They all became ill during the trip and returned home. Adam, a few of the servants, and the attending doctor George Calvert died as a result of an unknown illness. At the age of 36 Adam was buried in the churchyard at Church Point and would be accompanied later by his four children and Sarah.


Inside Old Donation Church. There are memorial plaques on the walls and at the altar rail, and, for the three interred under the central aisle, an epitaph to Reverend Alfriend and his wife and an obituary for Rev Beverley D. Tucker, Jr, Rector of Old Donation from 1953 to 1984. Names on memorial plaques to church members who worked with the Reverend Alfriend during the restoration period (1912-1915) include May Etta Belle Fentress, George H.H. Woodhouse, Josiah Woodhouse, William Etheridge Biddle, B.D. White, M. Absalom, W.S. Fentress, S.F. Slade, and C. M. Barnett. Also included are the architect, J.W. Lee and builder, C. O. Sherwood. The memorial plaque to Captain Dennis Dawley (1760-1779) indicates that he probably fought in the Revolutionary War (1775–1783). The oldest names (and most recently installed plaque) are to Adam (1604-1640) and Sarah (1609 – 1657) Thorowgood, founders of Lynnhaven Parish Church. Of all the plaques only William Biddle (historical cemetery) and Rita D. Bowers (In-ground Columbarium) are buried in the cemetery. Following are the inscriptions on these plaques and epitaphs.

Lynnhaven Parish, First Church erected in this County prior to 1640. Donation Church erected 1694 Abandoned for General worship 1843.
Destroyed by fire 1882. Restored 1916.
Rector, Reverend R.J. Alfriend.
Warden, B.D. White.
Vestry B.D. White, Josiah Woodhouse, M. Absalom, W.S. Fentress, S.F. Slade, C. M. Barnett,
* Architect, J.W. Lee. * Builder, C. O. Sherwood.

Note: The above 1694 date is incorrect and should read 1692. Confusion arose from the fact that the deed (Deed Book 1, page 68, Virginia Beach Circuit Court) transferring the property clear of debt to the Lynnhaven Parish Church Senior Warden Eban Ezer Taylor was dated September 5, 1694, two years after construction was completed.

Sacred to the memory of
May Etta Belle Fentress
1st president of the Rector’s guild of
Old Donation Church
Born May 17, 1870 – died Nov 2, 1915.
“She hath done what she could.”

Sacred to the memory of
George H.H. Woodhouse
Vestryman of
Old Donation Church
July 3, 1840
October 24, 1915
A born soldier of the C.S.A. [Confederate States of America]
Blessed are the pure in heart
For they shall see God.

To the glory of God & sacred
To the memory of
William Etheridge Biddle.
First Warden and Vestryman of
Old Donation Church
During the restoration period
Organized July 1st 1912.
Born Nov. 6th 1856 Died April 1st 1915.
I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course.
I have kept the faith henceforth there is laid up
For me a crown of righteousness.

Sacred to the Memory of
Adam (1604-1640)
and Sarah (1609 – 1657)
Thorowgood
Father and Mother of Lynnhaven Parish
and the First Church for Worshiping
Jesus Christ

Note: The memorial plaque with the above inscription commemorating Adam and Sarah was placed on the back wall of Old Donation Church in October 2010 and consecrated at the All Saints’ Day service November 7, 2010.


Sacred to the Memory of The Rev Robert Dickson
(1716-1777)
Rector 1748 to 1776
Donated his estate to
sustain local orphanage
The Church name
“Old Donation”
memorializes his faithful
stewardship
Note: The memorial plaque with the above inscription commemorating Colonial Reverend Robert Dickson’s service to the church, orphan boys’ school, and donation (for which the church is now named) was installed on the back wall Nov 21, 2012 and consecrated during the Old Donation Church Day service, June 23, 2013. Colonial Reverend Robert Dickson was born in Northumberland, England in 1716 and was a graduate of Cambridge Peterhouse College. A program celebrating Reverend Dickson at a service held sometime in the 1920’s noted that Reverend Dickson was buried under the altar, but that bulletin, most likely the only historical source confirming his burial, has been lost. He became a priest Dec. 21, 1746 and served at Lynnhaven Parish Church nearly twenty-eight years from July 13, 1748 until February 23, 1776 at an annual salary of sixteen thousand pounds of tobacco. After retiring he lived for about a year longer. It is not known the exact day he died, but his will was admitted on record February 14, 1777.

To the glory of God.
and in loving memory of
Captain Dennis Dawley
Vestryman of this church.
1760-1779
His wife
Elizabeth Bonney Dawley
and her father
John Bonney Vestryman 1733 – 1760.

Plaques at the altar
In Memory of
Rita D. Bowers
November 21, 1936 – October 9, 1997
[Rita is buried in the In-ground Columbarium]

Altar Needlepoint. Through her perseverance Emily Peabody put together a small contingent of Episcopal Church Women to work many long hours hand-sewing embroideries on kneelers, chair cushions, and table covers. What is most astounding is the wording on the backs of these items. The names of fifty two deceased church members are delicately hand-sewn, along with the inscriptions by family members. These precious articles were dedicated to the church Dec 18, 1988 (with exception of the names on the back of the Rector’s Chair which are etched on a gold plate). These precious articles were dedicated to the church Dec 18, 1988. An asterisk notes the person is buried in the Old Donation Cemetery (Bill Eaton and Randolph* Copeland).


The Alpha & Omega Altar Rail Kneeler
In Loving Memory of Her Parents
Peyton R. & Mary Lee Keller
Given by William A &Barbara Blakemore.

In Loving Memory of
The Very Rev James D Cummins
Given by Mr & Mrs J D Cummins Jr

The Baptismal Shell Altar Rail Kneeler
In Loving Memory of Our Parents
Mr & Mrs Peter Intrieri
Mr & Mrs Svend Peterson
Given by Mr & Mrs Leonard Intieri

The Crown Altar Rail Kneeler
In Loving Memory of Our Parents
Lucy & Roy Harris
Angela & Vincent Cataldo
Given by Gwen & Ted Cataldo
In Loving Memory of Our Parents
Edna & Bill Eaton*
Isabel & Chauncey Crutcher
Given by Sally & Bill Eaton

The Butterfly Altar Rail Kneeler
In Loving Memory of Our Parents
Roberta C & Thomas S Owens
Ethel W & Edward S Peabody
Given by Emilie & Edward S Peabody Jr
In Loving Memory of Our Parents
Harold & Marie Nash
Frank & Lillian Rawlings
Given by Frank & Fran Rawlings

The Trinity Altar Rail Kneeler
In Loving Memory of
Sidney K & Doris E Howell
Given by S Robert Howell, DMD
In Loving Memory of
Robert S & Irene M Hansman
Given by Their Daughter Irene Marie Howell

The Fleur de Lis Altar Rail Kneeler
In Honor of Our Parents Eliz. K & Vernon R Murray
Mary Lynn & Byron Awbrey
Given by Phyllis M & Roy D. Awbrey
In Loving Memory of Our Parents
Maude & Silas Smith Damn
Emily & Bertie Smith
Given by Carol & Bert Smith
Stiched by Carol Smith & Barbara Harris

The Ship Acolyte Kneeler
In Loving Memory of Our Parents
Randolph* & Catherine Copeland
Linwood & Lucy Lewis
In Loving Memory of Our Grandfather
Thomas Sanderlin Owens

Bishop’s Shield Bishop’s Chair - Back
In Loving Memory of
Charles Morgan Lane
Beloved Husband
Given by Jane Lewis Lane

Cross Fleuree Bishop’s Chair Kneeler
In Loving Memory of Our Parents
Marc & Blance Rollins
Paul & Effie Blandford
Given by Mr and Mrs Rowland Blandford

Episcopal Church Shield Rector’s Chair Kneeler
In Loving Memory of Her Mother
Delores Kees
Given by Rita & Robert Bowers

Dogwood Blossoms and Leaves Rector’s Chair – Back
In Loving Memory of
Claude A Milliken
Given by Margaret Ellen Milliken
In Loving memory of Our Grandmothers
Cora Alice McDaniel
Susan Eisenhower Kock
Given by Mary & Stanley R Smith

Dogwood Blossoms and Leaves Rector’s Chair – Seat
In Loving Memory of My Mother
Marion W Ludeke
Given by Ruth Ann Buttler
In Loving Memory of Her Mother
Grace Bailey West
Given by Margaret & Henry Hedly

Cross Apostle Tray Table Cover
In Loving Memory of My Husband
E Morris Abernathy
Given by Mary H Abernathy

The Cross Ramon Tray Table Cover
In Loving Memory of My Beloved Wife
Katryn K Heck
Given by Elmer G Heck
In Loving Memory of
Charles Lee Wilhelm
Given by the Wilhelm Family

The Cross Pattee Alms Basin Insert
In Loving Memory of Our Fathers
William Yeager
Herbert Johnson
Given by Margaret & David Johnson

The Cross Botonnee en Circle Alms Basin Inserts
In Loving Memory of Our Parents
Mr and Mrs Russell A Hood
Mr & and Mrs Richard L Olsen
Given by Mr & Mrs Richard L Olsen Jr

The Reverend Alfriend and his wife are buried in the center aisle.
Rev. Richard Jeffrey Alfriend, Oct. 1, 1860 – Jan. 6, 1923. Beloved Rector of Old Donation and Emanuel P.E. Churches Lynnhaven Parish – ordained June, 18, 1912, restored this church which was reconsecrated May 15, 1916. For he was a good man and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added to the Lord…His Beloved Wife Mary Emily Hume Alfriend June 10, 1869 – October 22, 1952 – I was glad when they said unto Me Let us go into the House of the Lord.
Note: Reverend Richard Jeffrey Alfriend, died January 6, 1923. Rev. Alfriend began to serve as lay reader for neighboring Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kempsville in 1900. He took up the dream of Thurmer Hoggard IV and his children to raise Old Donation Church from the ruins of decay which began in 1843. Alfriend and others raised funds and interest and formed the Association for Restoring Old Donation Church in 1911. In 1912 Alfriend was ordained a priest at the Old Donation wooden parish house, the first building to be constructed in the restoration. Restoration of Old Donation was completed in 1916. Alfriend then began to serve as the rector of Emmanuel and Old Donation. Reverend Alfriend was a gentle man with a soft voice. He rode a circuit conducting Sunday morning services after 1916 first at Old Donation at about 10:00 and later in the morning at Emmanuel at about 11:00. When the Reverend Alfriend died in 1923, his funeral was conducted at Emmanuel. That January day was not cold. After the funeral a procession from Emmanuel to Old Donation occurred. Fewer people were at the interment. The wooden floor of Old Donation was removed and a vault to receive the casket was set in place below the floor. After burial the floor was restored. Later the large memorial stone to Richard Alfriend was installed. Some 29 years later the interment of Alfriend’s wife, Mary, a Catholic, in 1952, was carried out at Old Donation while her funeral was conducted at a Catholic church. Because of the restrictions on the Catholic priest conducting the funeral , the Catholic priest would not step inside Old Donation’s doors for the interment. Submitted by Mal Higgins and edited by Bob Perrine

Note:  The tradition to have the clergy buried in the church is taken from European cathedral church customs.

Old Donation’s Historical Cemetery.
Today a historical cemetery stands beside Old Donation Church containing church staff and members. The earliest tombs date from 1765. Mr. Julian H. Granbery, in 1906, found some of his Nimmo ancestors buried in the graveyard and had a small fence erected around the graves, but the graves and fence have since disappeared. Also gone are gravesites for the slaves and colored, reportedly buried in front of the Church along North Witchduck Road. There is one tombstone that is partially covered by a tree that has grown into it, but the most famous and most prominent grave of all is the vault of Colonel Anthony Walke. The Cemetery Committee of Old Donation Church asked Malcolm Higgins in 2002 to locate the exact wording of the inscription on the top of his vault in order that the Old Donation Cemetery Committee could install a plaque to preserve the barely visible original inscription, being nearly illegible from over 250 years of weather and damage. Higgins located the inscription in two books by C. W. Tazewell, a prominent local historian. The books are “Family Underground” (page 11) and “Virginia Beach Vibes” (page 101). Mr. Tazewell in both books reprints the same notes made by Lewis Walke in trips made by him to his famous ancestor’s grave site in October 1914. He found the vault located in the Walke family cemetery at the old family plantation, “Fairfields,” in Kempsville. Having passed out of the Walke family ownership, the cemetery was enclosed by a brick wall and used as an enclosure for hogs which had uprooted many of the tombstones. He found Colonel Anthony Walke’s vault and recorded the top inscription.

A sincere friend and cheerful companion
Steady in the Practice of Christianity
and a zealous promoter of Virtue
he was for many years a member
of the House of Burgesses
and Judge of the Court of this County
in his public capacity he behaved himself
with a uniform regard to Justice
tempered with mercy and in all respects
consulted with interests of the county
over which he presided.


Some time in the 1930’s the Old Donation Cemetery Committee had Colonel Anthony Walke’s vault along with other Walke family grave stones moved to the Old Donation Cemetery as the Walke Cemetery enclosure was found to be in the same state that Lewis Walke had found it back in 1914, a hog pen where the hogs were systematically destroying the markers. Today in the vicinity of Locke Lane, Virginia Beach, near Kempsville Park, what little is left of the Walke family cemetery remains is covered over, unprotected and unmarked, by fencing and gardens. Further, at Ferry Farm, (another Walke property) houses were literally built over Walke remains. Besides Walke grave stones, other grave stones were moved from neighboring plantations during the same 1930’s time frame to the Old Donation Cemetery.

J. H. Section C - date unknown - FG

Grace Goode Hazeltine - Section C - date unknown – FG

Babs Leitch – Section C - date unknown – FG

Walke - Section A3 – date unknown - "Aged 10 Years" - FG – CH14

Elizabeth "Betty" Kidman Leitch - Section C - Feb 14, 1921 - Apr 13, 2014. She passed away on April 13, 2014. Mrs. Leitch was born in South Australia, Australia on February 14, 1921. She was a graduate of the University of Adelaide and served her country in World War II as a member of the Australian Air Force. In Melbourne, she met John "Jack" D. Leitch, Jr. while he was on assignment with the United States Navy. After the war, they were married in Adelaide and Betty came to the United States on a "war bride" ship.  Betty was a championship tennis player, having won the Virginia state singles and doubles titles two consecutive years in the early 1950's. She was a member of the Princess Anne Garden Club and she was active with CHKD. She was an accomplished mahjong player and an avid gardener. Most of all, she was a gracious, intelligent and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.  She was predeceased by her husband of nearly sixty years. She is survived by her son,  John D. Leitch, III, her daughter, Robin Leitch Tolerton, her grandchildren, Russell L., Jonathan K., Elizabeth W., and Shelley R. L. Tolerton, one great-granddaughter, Erin N. Tolerton, her brother, James Kidman, and her sister, Alexandra Kidman, both of South Australia.  A memorial service will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church on Friday, April 18, at 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to CHKD. Published in The Virginian Pilot from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2014 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=elizabeth-kidman-leitch&pid=170663738&fhid=15627

Frances Moscopolos – Section B - Beloved Aunt – Jun 5, 1991 – Mar 26, 2008 - FG – CH1

Russell D. Jones - Section C -1908 – 2006

Sarah "Sugah" Scherbarth - Section B - May 31, 1944 – Oct 9, 2004 - FG

Lucille L. Garner – Section A3 - Sep 18, 1920 – Jul 8, 2004 - FG - of 3100 Shore Drive, died on Thursday, July 8, 2004, in Virginia Beach, VA. Lucille was born in Houston, Texas in 1920, the daughter of Cam and Berenice Leonard. She had been a resident of Virginia Beach since 1958 when her husband, the late William H. Garner, was transferred there as an executive with Texaco, Inc. From the time of their arrival, Lucille and Bill were active members of Old Donation Episcopal Church, both serving in many capacities, including terms on the vestry. Lucille also served as a volunteer at the Dioceses office, Talbot Hall, was a member of the Virginia Symphony League, and was a founding and life time member of the Old Dominion University Friends of the Library Association where she served as a board member. She was also a former member of the Virginia Library Association, the Southeastern Library Association and the Heritage Society. Lucille attended Rice University and Sam Houston University in Texas, and received a BA from Old Dominion University and an MS from the University of Kentucky. She also did post graduate work, completing 30 hours toward an MA in English. She retired as Librarian Emeritus from Old Dominion University after serving as a reference librarian for over 20 years. Lucille is survived by her brother, Cam Leonard and his wife Virginia of Houston, TX; two sons and their wives, William and Pamela Garner and Cam and Wanda Garner, all of Rancho Sante Fe, CA; two daughters, Leslie and John Harrison of Hattiesburg, MS and Lynn and Raymond Fentress of New London, NC; and dear son-in-law, Dr. Stephen Gallagher of Middletown, OH. She was predeceased by her husband, and by her daughter, Adair Gallagher. She also leaves 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 nephews, and many cousins and friends in Texas and Virginia. There will be a funeral service at Old Donation Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 10, 2004, 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery immediately after the service. Memorials may be sent to Old Donation Church - Building Fund, The Virginia Symphony, Old Dominion University Friends of the Library, and Westminster Canterbury Foundation. There will be at reception at the church parish hall following the service. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family a http://www.hollomon-brown.com/. See http://obit.hollomon-brown.com/obitdisplay.html?id=135432&clientid=hollomon-brown&listing=Found

John David Leitch, Jr. - Section C - Sep 30, 1917 - Mar 1, 2004 – FG
VIRGINIA BEACH- John David Leitch Jr., 86, passed away March 1. 2004.  He was born in Norfolk to the late John D. Leitch and Mary Sinton Leitch.  He was predeceased by his sisters Charlton Harrell and Barbara Murphy.  Mr. Leitch, “Jack,” attended Norfolk Academy and Alpine College in Switzerland.  He graduated from the University of Virginia, receiving a BA in 1939 and his LLB (where he served as a member of Law Review) in 1942.  He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II and was stationed in Australia and Pearl Harbor.  After the war, he remained in the Naval Reserves and later retired as commander.  Upon his release from active duty in 1946, he returned to Princess Anne County.  He was a judge in the county in the 1950s and subsequently entered the private practice of the law from which he retired in 1987.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth “Betty” K. Leitch; a son, John David Leitch III; a daughter, Robin Leitch Tolerton; four grandchildren, Russell, Jonathan, Elizabeth Winn and Shelley Rae Leitch Tolerton.  A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Beverly Tucker Friday at 2 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.  The Cremation Society of Virginia, Virginia Beach, is in charge of arrangements.  Friends may sign the online guest register for Mr. Leitch at www.cremate.org

Wesley Keith Kincaid - Section B - Sep 11, 2002  
Note: His plaque is next to a bench surrounded by ivy in front of the church offices.

Hector Doyle Jones- Section C - May 25, 1934 - Feb. 13, 1994 FG

Langhorne Lewis Kellam - Section C - July 20, 1901 - Feb 24, 1989 - FG – CH23

Glenn A. Dowling - Section C - Sept 23, 1891 - Aug 14, 1984
- His wife Annis L. Dowling - Oct 31, 1897 - Aug 24, 1989 - FG

Herbert Stanley Kellam - Section C - Aug 23, 1898 - Sep 6, 1988 – FG – CH23

Maurice K, Hodges Sr. – Section C - 1908 - 1988 - FG – CH31

Frederick Gordon Burnham Hazeltine - Section C - Nov 4, 1896 - Nov 5, 1969
- His wife Grace Goode Hazeltine - Mar 21, 1907 - Feb 12, 1986 – CH27

Ruth Bennett Hines Etheredge - Section C - Mar. 14, 1925 - Dec. 4, 1985 – FG – CH30. Ruth Bennett Hines was married twice. Her first husband was William N. Etheridge (“Bill”). Bill had been previously married to an “Olga,” who walked out on him. A divorce eventually resulted. Bill’s sister was Blanche. Blanche married Jack Granville Hines. Thus, at one time William H. Etheridge and Jack Granville Hines were Brothers-in-Law. All four were close friends. Bill died young (age 47) of leukemia. He had been very active at Old Donation Episcopal Church. He worked for Texaco in its accounting department. Texaco had a large terminal in Chesapeake. Bud Hoffecker and Bill worked in separate departments of Texaco in 1936, 1937 and knew each other then in Chesapeake. Jack also worked for Texaco in those days. After Bill died in 1953, Jack Hines, who is living today at Westminster Canterbury, but at that time in Arlington Virginia, was a widower, because of Blanche’s death. Jack Hines then proposed to and married Ruth Bennett Hines, Bill’s widow. Ruth was a graduate of a teachers college in Fredericksburg and a registered nurse graduate of Norfolk Gen. Hospital. Ruth and Bill had 1 child, a son, who lives today in Chesapeake. After Bill died, Ruth was a widow for approximately 10 years. Jack and Ruth never let their friendship die. When Jack retired from his Pontiac dealership in Arlington, he returned to Tidewater and proposed to Ruth. They asked Bev Tucker, ODEC’s former rector to marry them. However, according to Jack, Bev wanted to convert Jack to an Episcopalian and Jack didn’t want to be converted from his Methodist background. So, he had the minister from Haygood Methodist Church marry he and Ruth at Jack’s Haygood Halls Apartment. He and Ruth had no children. When Ruth died, Jack buried her in ODEC’s cemetery next to her first husband, Bill, in 1985. Jack intends to be buried next to his first wife Blanche, Bill’s sister, when he dies. Today he lives in Westminster Canterbury House, Virginia Beach, Va. (496-1232) and is 84 years old. A cousin of his, Richard Hines, was a longtime member of ODEC. Source: Jack C. Hines: Rowland Hoffecker, Compiled by Mal Higgins.

Glenn A. Dowling - Section C - Sept 23, 1891 - Aug 14, 1984 – FG – CH28

Diana Talbot Walke Parks - Section A3 - (Wife of Rufus Parks II) Dec 20, 1887 – Dec 9, 1975 - FG – CH7
The inscription on her tombstone reads;
Sacred to the Memory of Diana Talbot Parks
Wife of Rufus Parks
Daughter of Richard Walke and his Wife Annie Nivison Bradford
Born Dec 20th 1887
Died Dec 9th 1975
Note:  Diana and her husband Rufus joined the church just after the 1916 reconstruction.  Diana established the Altar Guild and served as its chairman until 1971. She originated the church Christmas pageant in 1926. The Parks, in the early 1920’s, invited Old Donation congregants to their home (see “Old Homes” number 29 @ http://1bob9.blogspot.com/2009/06/old-homes.html) for oyster roasts and in 1934 established Old Donation’s annual Oyster Roast and Bazaar. In 2003 the “Parks Memorial Fine Arts Series” was named in honor of the highly esteemed Parks family, a cultural outreach comprised of local and international artists. Diana is the 11th generation descendant of our famous Sarah Thoroughgood-Gookin-Yeardley (1609 – 1657) considered the "Mother" of Lynnhaven Parish / Old Donation Church.  Her father Richard Walke (1840 - 1901) was the son of Richard Walke (1812-1871) who was the son of William Walke (1786-1882) who was the son of William Walke (1762-1795) whose brother was the famous Reverend Anthony Walke (1755 - 1814).  William was the son of Colonel Anthony Walke II (1726 - 1779) and Mary Moseley (1741 - 1795).  Mary was the daughter of Edward Hack Moseley (1717 - 1782) who was the son of Hillary Moseley (1691 - 1730) who was the son of Edward Moseley (1661-1736) who was the son of William Moseley II (1635 – 1700) and Mary Gookin (1642 - ?). Mary was the daughter of John Gookin and Sarah Offley Thoroughgood-Gookin-Yeardley (1609 – 1657), her fifth child (the only one she had after the death of her first husband). Sarah was the daughter of Robert Offley Jr. and Anne Osborne (London, England) who first married Captain Adam Thoroughgood (1604-1640). 
Diana’s death date at the Carol’s House web page is listed incorrectly as 1915.

William H. Garner – Section A3 - Aug 21, 1917 – Dec 14, 1966 – FG. William Garner came to the Tidewater from New Orleans as a manager of operations in five states for Texaco: Va, Md, W. Va, Del, & N.C. Bud Hoffecker of ODEC knew Bill because Bud worked for the Texaco operation here, and traveled frequently to these 5 states in his job. In the early 1960’s William Garner was the junior warden of ODEC. Following the recognition of major church building structural problems in 1965, Bill helped oversee the repair program. In that capacity he worked with Henry Keeling. Major improvements included rehabilitating the church roof, tying in the walls with steel rods across the congregational area, strengthening the balcony, removing pews out of the front and moving the altar rail out, etc. Bill’s wife Lucille Garner is a member of ODEC still. Source: Rowland Hoffecker. Compiled by Mal Higgins.

Helen F. Hodges - Section C - 1910 - 1965 - FG – CH31

Hector A. Jones – Section C - 1907 – 1964 – FG

Kemp Gwynne - Section C - Virginia F1 USNR World War II May 29, 1911 – June 28, 1962 – FG

Charlton L. Murphy Jr. – Section C - Pennsylvania Rear Admiral US Navy World War II NC & GS – BSM – May 5, 1908 – Dec 5, 1961 – CH24 – FG

Rufus Parks II – Section A3 - (Mar 15, 1880 - Nov 24, 1956).
Sacred to the Memory of Rufus Parks II,
Son of Rufus Parks I and his wife Aline Petty;
Born March 15th 1880, Died Nov 24th 1956.
Rufus II and Diana had two sons, Littleton Walke Parks (Oct 12, 1915 - Dec 23, 2007) and N. Gorham Parks of Pittsford, N.Y.; and two daughters, Ann Nivison Bradford Parks (May 11, 1917 - June 21, 2002) and Diana Talbot Parks Hill (Sep 21, 1920 – Nov 9, 2000).  Littleton’s son Rufus III lives today in Virginia Beach. 

Barbara Leitch Murphy -Section C - Apr 14, 1913 - Oct 27, 1956 - FG – CH25

Littleton Banks Walker -Section C - Sep 27, 1877 - Oct 13, 1954
- His wife Mary Bain Jack Walker - Feb 22, 1891 - July 26, 1991 - FG – CH32

Mary Sinton Leitch - Section C - 1876 – 1954 – FG

Harriet Herbert – Section A-2 - Dec 18, 1895 – Aug 25, 1954 - FG

Martha A. Woodhouse - Section B - Josiah Woodhouse’s wife - 1868 - 1953 - FG – CH34

Norman Pefley - Section C - Jul 29, 1890 - Nov 27, 1953 - FG – CH29

James Moscopolos - Section B - Oct. 28, 1880 - Sep 1, 1953 - FG – CH1

Josiah Woodhouse - Section B - 1862 - 1929
- His wife Martha A. Woodhouse 1868 - 1953 - FG – CH34

William Henry Etheredge - Section C - Mar 12, 1906 - Feb 2, 1953 - FG – CH30
Age 46, of Chesapeake Beach, died at a hospital Tuesday, February 3, 1953 at 3:45 am after an illness of three weeks. He was a native of Norfolk, residing in South Norfolk for a number of years until he moved to Chesapeake Beach 15 years ago. He was a son of the late H. BASCOM and Mrs. LELIA STOUT ETHEREDGE. He was the grandson of Major W.H. ETHEREDGE of Great Bridge. He was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church and had served on the vestry for 8 years. He was a member of the church choir. Active in Masonic work, he was a member of Norfolk Lodge No 1, A.F. & A.M. He was a member of the Bayside Lions Club and was in Boy Scout work at Chesapeake Beach. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. RUTH BENNETT ETHEREDGE; 1 daughter, Mrs. THOMAS CAFFREY of Virginia Beach; 1 son, WILLIAM HENRY ETHEREDGE JR; 1 brother, FORREST B. ETHEREDGE of South Norfolk; 1 sister, MRS. JACK G. HINES of Arlington and 1 grandson. The body was removed to the Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk. Funeral services will be conducted at Old Donation Church, Bayside, Princess Anne County, Wednesday, February 4, 1953 at 1:00 pm by the Rev BEVERLY TUCKER, pastor and the Rev A. WESLEY HORSTMANN, former pastor of the church. Burial will be in the Old Donation Church cemetery. He was associated with the Texas Company for 29 years, most recently in the capacity of industrial clerk for the Norfolk office. Pallbearers: LEWIS DILLON, R.L. BEALE, MAURICE HODGES, RICHARD HINES, GEORGE LYONS, D.J. WILKINS, RAYMOND BERCHETTE and LITTLETON W. PARKS.
See http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/virginiabeach/obits/obitse.txt

John David Leitch – Section C - Mar 17, 1873 – Jun 22 1952 – FG – CH26

Robert R. Campbell - Section B - 1888 – 1952 – FG – CH36

James Rudolph Hodges - Section C - June 26, 1910 – Oct 25, 1951 – FG
James Hodges
Tec 5 2 Coast Artillery
World War II

June 26, 1910 – Oct 25, 1951 

A.T. (Buck) Herbert – Section A2 - Mar 11, 1913 – Aug 25, 1950 – FG

Maurice Arthur E. Lax – Section C - 1868 – 1943
IN MEMORY OF MAURICE ARTHUR E.
HUSBAND OF
ELLEN MARY LAX
1868-1943

Natives of England

Edward Henry Herbert – Section A2 - Jul 14, 1878 – Aug 24, 1943 – FG - died in a local hospital at 2:45 o’clock after an illness of about two weeks and a major operation performed last Thursday. He came to work with the city’s water division on July 1, 1907 and was appointed superintendent on January 17, 1933. In 1927 the worst drought in this area’s history dried up the lakes which then fed water to the city. No one not closely in touch with these troubled years in the water system could have conceived of the constant mental and physical strain under which Mr. Herbert, Mr. Taylor and the city manager worked to meet crisis after crisis. Faced with shortages of key men and laborers lost to the war effort [World War II], Mr. Herbert constantly was in the field. Through each crisis Mr. Herbert never lost his smile and his cheerful disposition. In the closing days of his life he saw completion of the giant new dam a Lake Burnt Mills, completion of the filtration plant on Thirty-fifth street, near completion of the new line from Lake Prince and other vast improvements, including a Federal water pipe line from Lake Prince to the Blackwater and Nottoway rivers, built at a cost of $2,250,000 as an auxiliary to the city’s present water sources. Mr. Herbert was educated in a private school in Princess Anne County, then attended the Lucust Dale prep school in Virginia and for two years was a student at V.P.I., where he was an outstanding football and baseball player. Twice married, he is survived by seven children and his first wife, the late Mrs. Maude Louise Collins Herbert, and one son, Ransome D. Herbert, U.S. Navy, by his second wife, who survives him. Surviving sons by his first wife are Edward Henry Herbert, Jr., Monroe C. Herbert, both of Norfolk, and Abner T. Herbert, U.S. Army Air Forces. Four daughters by his first wife also survive. They are Mrs. Virginia Herbert Nye, Mrs. Elizabeth Herbert Pender and Mrs. Dorothy Herbert Pearson, all of Norfolk, and Mrs. Maude Herbert Conway, of Richmond. Mr. Herbert was a member and vestryman of Old Donation Church, Princess Anne County, where he was still superintendent of the Sunday school at the time of his death. Colonel Borland summed up the feeling at City Hall when he said: “I not only have lost one of my closest and best personal friends, but the city has lost one of its most valuable and faithful public servants. I have known Ned Herbert all my life and everyone who knew him loved him. It will be difficult ever to replace him, no matter how well his successor may perform the duties of this extremely important and difficult position.” the Virginian Pilot, 25 Aug, 1943.

Maurice Arthur Elton - Section C - husband of Ellen Mary Laxton - 1868 - 1943 – FG – CH27

Julia F. Toler - Section B - Feb 4, 1936 - Feb 24, 1942 – FG – CH37

Martin Duhansky - Section B - 1855 - 1942 – FG – CH3

Infant dauugther Roland E Whitehurst - Section C - 1938 (no marker)

Frances Duhansky - Section B - 1867 - 1937 – FG – CH2
Born 1867
in
Vienna, Austria
Died 1937


Berlin W. Campbell - Section B - 1893 - 1936 – FG – CH35

Virginia B. Whitehurst – 1863 – Section C - 1936 (no marker)

Oden William Whitehurst – Section C - 1862 – 1934 (no marker)

Earl C. Webster - Section C - Nov 18, 1889 - Feb 28, 1921
- His son J. Alvin Webster - 1911 - 1933 – FG – CH21

Ann Butt Biddle - Section C - 1857 - 1933 (Wife of William E. Biddle) -FG – CH18

Josiah Woodhouse - Section B - 1862 - 1929 - FG – CH33

Earl C. Webster - Section C - Nov 18, 1889 - Feb 28, 1921 - FG – CH22

William E. Biddle - Section C - Nov 6, 1856 - April 1, 1915
In Memory of William E. Biddle
Born Nov 6, 1856
Died April 1, 1915
The song “Death Is Only a Dream,” by C.W. Ray, 1892 is inscribed on his tomb.
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Sadly we sing, and with tremulous breath,
As we stand by the mystical stream,
In the valley and by the dark river of death,
And yet ’tis no more than a dream.
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Why should we weep when the weary ones rest
In the bosom of Jesus supreme,
In the mansions of glory prepared for the blest?
For death is no more than a dream.
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Only a dream, only a dream,
And glory beyond the dark stream;
How peaceful the slumber,
How happy the waking;
For death is only a dream.


Fannie Williams - Section C - wife of John Williams (at rest)- Sep 28, 1829 - Oct 31, 1901 - FG – CH20
Fannie
Wife of John Williams
Born Sep 28, 1829
Died Oct 31, 1901

(at rest)

Monica Moscopolos - Section B - May 18, 1895 - Mar 18, 1897 – FG

C.L. Shipp – Section A2 - Jun 23, 1833 – Apr 28, 1876 – FG

Sarah Dixon - Section C - 1873
IN MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED MOTHER
SARAH
WIFE OF
WILLIAM DIXON
DIED FEB 16, 1873
AGED 61 YEARS

Note: (the marker was broken off and only a stub is barely visible next to her husband’s marker) 

David M. Walke – Section C - Jan 26, 1800 – June 9, 1854 - – FG – CH4 *
He was a firm believer in Christianity and in the Holy Scriptures, but acknowledges with shame, having fallen far short of living in strict obedience to its holy Precepts and commandments
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The world can never give
The bliss for which we sigh,
`Tis not the whole of life to live,
Nor all of death to die.
Beyond this vale of tears
There is a life above,
Unmeasured by the flight of years,
And all that life is love.
Oh could we make our doubts remove-
Those gloomy doubts that rise,
And see the Canaan that we love,
With faith's illumined eyes-
Could we but climb where Moses stood,
And view the landscape o'er-
Not Jordan's stream, not death's cold flood
Should fright us from the shore.


William Dixon Section C - (partially buried in a tree)
DIED FEB 16, 1853
AGED 46. YEARS

(much of the grave stone is covered by a large tree) - HCB
Note: The surname “Dickson” is common in England as "Dixon" so William Dixon (1807 - 1853) is likely the grandson of Colonial Reverend Dickson (1716 – 1777) who was born in Northumberland, England.

Ann Brownley – 1780 - Oct 8, 1853 – FG
Anna
Wife of Jno. Browley
Born in 1780
Died October, 1853


Jno. (John) Brownley – Section C - 1780 -  Sep 28, 1819 - CH19
Note: War of 1812 service: From the Society of the War of 1812 in Virginia book. "Burials of War of 1812 Veterans in the Commonwealth of Virginia"
BROWNLEY, John; b 1780; d Sep 28, 1819 RU: Sergeant, 61st VMR (Gayle), Mathews Co CEM: Old Dominion Church; Virginia Beach; 4449 N Witchduck Rd GS: U SP: married in Princess Anne Co on 31 Aug 1809 (return by Anthony Walke) to Anne Whitehurst VI: No further data P: None BLW: No PH: N SS: A rec 2775 BS: 125. The service source is the service index cards at the National Archives.
note: John's gravestone had been mistaken for his wife's (Ann Brownley) until it was found on 6 April 2016 in the church shed behind  a pile of wood. His stub was found after a dig and the upper portion cemented back in place. His death date was corrected.

Ann Tabetha WalkeSection A3 - Infant daughter Ann Tabitha of James R. & Angelena Walke - Aug 1841 - Oct 3, 1842 - FG – CH16 * (moved from Walke family cemetery at the old family plantation, “Fairfield,” in Kempsville).
Sacred
To the memory of
Ann Tabetha
Infant Daughter of Anth. And Angelina
Died Oct 3, 1842

Age 14 mos.

Anne Tabitha Walke – Section A3 - Jun 1817 - Aug 4th, 1837 * – FG – CH11
(moved from Walke family cemetery at the old family plantation, “Fairfield,” in Kempsville).
Sacred
To The memory of
Anne Tabitha
Daughter of
Anth. &n Anne Walke
Who Departed this Life

Age 20 yrs. & 2 months.

Anthony Walke - Section A3 - Apr 1812 - Jan 2nd, 1833 * – CH12
(moved from Walke family cemetery at the old family plantation, “Fairfield,” in Kempsville).
Sacred
To The memory of
Anthony -  son of Anth. & Anne Walke
Who departed This Life
Jan 2, 1833

Aged 20 yrs & 9 mos.

John Henderson – Section A1 - 1769 – 1825 - FG
In Memory of
John Henderson
a native of Northampton County
Eastern Shore, Va
Who died in this County
February 1825
Aged about 56 years

Note: War of 1812 service: From the Society of the War of 1812 in Virginia book. "Burials of War of 1812 Veterans in the Commonwealth of Virginia"
HENDERSON, John; b c1769; d Feb 1825 RU: Private, 20th VMR, Capt Richard Lawson, Princess Anne Co CEM: Old Dominion Church; Virginia Beach; 4449 Witchduck Rd GS: Y SP: No spouse information VI: Native of Northampton Co P: None BLW: No PH: on-line SS: B pg 165; L pg 539 BS: 245. The service sources are Butlers Book Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 and Muster Rolls of Virginia Militia.

Sep 13, 1820 - HCB – Section A3 - Anthony Walke IV (Feb 1778 - Sept 13, 1820)
Closed his mortal pilgrimage, in the 43rd year of his age, at his residence in Princess Anne County, ANTHONY WALKE, Esq. He fell victim to a pulmonary affection, with which he lingered for seven years – He has left an affectionate wife and four young children, to bewail their afflicting bereavement. A desire for posthumous fame has been, in all ages, a powerful incentive to human conduct, though inspired by various motives – It has given valor its renown – virtue its votaries-and religion its martyrs-It directs the most exalted and the humblest citizen, to the sphere of honor and duty-Though the retired life of the subject of this notice forbids pompous eulogy, yet a sketch of the truly praiseworthy attributes of his character, furnishes an example not to be disregarded. Mr. Walke served as a magistrate for the County, for several years, in which capacity his opinions were formed with the strictest regard to justice and to the law, as far as his abilities would admit-In his intercourse with society, his honor and integrity were irreproachable-In his domestic relations, his virtues shone with the brightest lustre.  He was an affectionate husband and parent- a kind and sincere friend- a hospitable neighbor- and a humane master.  To the purity of his heart, he united a benevolent disposition.  He was one of those few farmers in the lower country, who observed the recently improved system in agriculture – and evinced a taste for neatness, which renders his farm worthy of imitation, both on account of its productiveness and handsome arrangement.  Rich in possession of every temporal comfort, he needed but health to give zest to their enjoyment.  But alas! sad emblem of all things human!  Affliction had marked him as her worn, and in the mist of life, with the fairest prospects expanding before him, death, the fell destroyer comes and consigns him to the silent grave!  From the rectitude of his life- from his exemplary patience and resignation to the divine will, during the period of his protracted sufferings, his surviving friends derive the consoling hope that he has exchanged a mortal for an immortal inheritance in the Paradise of God. Reader, here pause!  Thou art also a tenant of this rolling orb-reflect upon the brittle tenure on which life hangs!  The heart-rending, feebly articulated valediction, “farewell an affectionate farewell” to a beloved companion and to thy tender infants, may too, ere long, fall in broken accents from thy withered lips-Ere long the scene of domestic tragedy may enshroud thy chamber, and a dear relative be clasped in the cold embrace of death!-If, therefore, you expect a happy retribution beyond the curtain which veils futurity, keep thy life hoy and make God your friend.-Walk uprightly in the paths of duty-Be watchful, that, when the mortal enemy sounds his trumpet, you may be enabled to exclaim with Christian exultation, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Notes:
(1) The above obituary was provided by Roberta Elizabeth Vogt, Walke historian, who wrote,  “Short Remarks on the Political and Social Writings of Reverend Anthony Walke of Princess Anne County, Virginia & a Concise & Impartial Account of the Causes of their Origin & Progress,” 2011, (a copy in the ODEC historic library). 
(2) He was the great grandson of Colonel Walke I (1642 - 1674) and son of  Rev Anthony Walke III (1755 - 1814)
(3) Children of Anthony & Anne Walke were
- Their infant daughter Sarah Livingston – Apr 1819 - Sep 26, 1819 *
- Their daughter Anne Tabitha – Jun 1817 - Aug 4th, 1837 *
- Their son Anthony - Apr 1812 - Jan 2nd, 1833 *
- Their daughter Anne Tabatha. - 1814 - Sept 30, 1817 *
(4)  War of 1812 service record: From the Society of the War of 1812 in Virginia book. "Burials of War of 1812 Veterans in the Commonwealth of Virginia"
WALKE (WALK), Anthony: b 1778, d 13 Sep 1820 RU: Private, 20th VMR, Captain John Reade, Princess Anne County, attached to 3rd VMR (Boykin) CEM: Old Dominion Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach, 4449 N Witchduck Rd GS: Y SP: No spouse information VI: No further information P: No BLW: N PH: No SS: B pg 165; L pg 663 BS: 245 The service sources are Butlers Book Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 and Muster Rolls of Virginia Militia.
(5) War of 1812. Less than a month after America declared war on England, on July 10, 1812 Sgt John Brownley, Pvt John Henderson  and Pvt Anthony Walke are three War of 1812  patriots listed on a plaque installed by the DAR/SAR May 17th, 2014. As members of the Princess Ann County Militia, they participated in capturing an English ship off Cape Henry, the first ship captured in the war. Then a half year later the Militia took a crew of 24 men prisoner and turned them over to the local marshal. The Militia had skirmishes with British landing parties throughout the war.
Sarah Livingston Walke – Section A3 - Apr 1819 - Sep 26, 1819 * - – FG – CH10
(moved from Walke family cemetery at the old family plantation, “Fairfield,” in Kempsville).
Sacred
To The memory of
Sarah Livingston
Daughter of Anth. &n Anne Walke
Who Departed this Life
Sept. 26, 1819

Aged 5 Months

Anne Tabatha Walke - Section A3 - 1814 - Sept 30, 1817 * - – FG – H15
(moved from Walke family cemetery at the old family plantation, “Fairfield,” in Kempsville).
Sacred
To the Memory of
Anne T. – Daughter of
Anth. & Anne Walke
Who Departed this life
Sept 30, 1817

Reverend Anthony Walke III - Section A3 – 1814. (1755 - 1814) 
Note 1. He was the son of Colonel Anthony Walke II. He married Anne McColley McClenahan on January 15, 1776 and had six children: Anne M., Edwin, Jane Eliza, David Meade, Susan, and Anthony IV (1778 - 1820). On July 13, 1805, five months after Anne died, he married Anne Newton Fisher (1774 - 1840). The Revolutionary War (1775–1783) caught Reverend Walke at a time when he was coming of age into a Virginia gentry threatened by the loss of political power, wealth, and social prestige made possible by English control over the Virginia Colony. In his writings he blamed the north and their foolish Boston Tea Party actions. Reverend Walke was a representative to the Virginia Constitutional Convention, and after the Revolutionary War, in early 1788 he was ordained a priest of the Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, and then served the following year as an elector from the State of Virginia to the first presidential election held in Philadelphia. Returning to Princess Anne County, Reverend Walke, with a large inheritance from his father, presided as rector over Lynnhaven Parish Church for many years without a salary (from 1788 to 1800 and again from 1812 to 1813). Reverend Walke divided his time between preaching and the hunt. Not only was he noted for delivering sermons with a captivating mild mannered voice, but a more picturesque side of him was his love of fox and deer hunting. He conducted sermons with his horse Silverheels tethered near the door of the church. When he heard those hunting horns, he would immediately turn the service over to his clerk, Dick Edwards, and hurry off on Silverheels, not seen again until late in the day. Rev. Walke was the last of the Colonial era preachers. He would see the eighteenth century “Golden Age” transformed from prosperous hard working Lynnhaven gentry owning huge estates succumb to the leisures of the fox hunt, gambling games and the drink; all of which led to the abandonment of the church in 1856. In 1855 Author Bishop William Meade (1789-1862), wrote about the former and vibrant Lynnhaven Parish Church “Cards, the bottle, the horse-race, the continual; feasts, - these were the destroyers.” Abandoned and deteriorating, the church burned down 26 years later in 1882. Try to imaging Rev. Walke in 1800 delivering one of his captivating sermons with his mild mannered voice.  The following is an exact quote of one of those famous sermons;
Man stands on the Theatre of this World as a Probationer for Heaven.  He sees, & acknowledgeth the Deformity, the Misery of Vice, as well as the Charms, the Happiness of Virtue.  His Passions stimulate him to Action, & often lead him into Error, unless restrained by Reason, which teacheth him that Moderation is to be observed in all the Gratifications of Life.” Before he could finish his sermon he heard the sound of the hunting horns. He immediately turned the service over to his clerk, Dick Edwards, and hurried off on his horse Silverheels tethered at the front door of the church.  As was the custom then, congregants picnicked on the lawn that afternoon waiting for the Rev. to return and possibly complete his sermon…."There is also a numerous Train of Diseases & natural Evils, which often interrupt his Enjoyments” - prophetic words indeed. 
Note 2: On July 18, 2014 Elizabeth Vogt, noted Walke historian and author of Short Remarks on the Political and Social Writings of Reverend Anthony Walke of Princess Anne County, Virginia & a Concise & Impartial Account of the Causes of their Origin & Progress (2011), wrote that the long slab on the ground, through the process of elimination, is most likely the marker of Reverend Anthony Walke III. Two of his children (David Meade Walke (1800 – 1854) 6th child and Pvt. Anthony Walke, IV (1778 – 1820) 5th  child) plus his grandfather (Col Anthony Walke I (1692 – 1768)) have stones nearby. Writings on the slab are no longer visible.

Colonel Edward H. Moseley - Section A2 - (1743 - Feb. 4, 1814) - FG
The Family Graveyard
of
Col. Edwe. H. Mosley
Who Died Feb 4, 1814
Age 71
* The above inscription was found in the Interment Record Book.
* At wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday, May 17th, 2014, the DAR/SAR celebrated a new stone since the original one had been broken off. The new inscription reads:
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF COLONEL EDWARD HACK MOSELEY, JR
1743- 1814
MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF BURGESS
SHERIFF
VESTRYMAN
COLONIAL SOLDIER
REVOLUTIONARY WAR
PATRIOT
NORFOLK CHAPETR NSSAR
LYNNHAVEN PARISH CHAPTER
NSDAR
2014

Colonel Edward Hack. Moseley married Martha Patsy Westwood (1747 – 1824) in May 1774. Following his father, Edward was a member of the House of Burgess, a colonel and a sheriff in Princess Anne County, and a vestryman at Old Donation.

Betty Thorougood – Section A1 - 1747 – 1808 - FG
The grave of Elizabeth (Betty) Thorougood was thought to be the oldest grave in the Old Donation Historic Graveyard with remains (not true). Her birth date was thought to be 1712 (actually her father’s birth date) and her father was thought to Lemuel Thorowgood (actually her brother). Confusion has been over the reading of her gravestone which has faded and been misquoted. The Find-a-Grave website @ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=1&GScid=2155612&GRid=14563482&
states -
In Memory of BETTY
daughter of Lemuel Thourougood Born 1712
and married Wm. Moseley in 1768
and died in 1808
Her daughter Mary Moseley  
married Francis Moore of Moore's Bridges
and their daughter Betty Thorougood
married James Curiel in 1818
…but Anne Parks recorded the following in our Church Grave Book in the 1940’s -
In Memory of Betty
Daughter of Lemuel Thorowgood
Born 1747
and married Wm. Moseley in 1768
Subsequently Henry Haynes
and died in 1808
Her Daughter Mary Moseley  
Married Francis Moore
of Moore's Bridges
Their daughter Betty Thorowgood
married James Cornick
 in 1818
(grave moved from the James Farm)
Anne’s recording and two websites gives us the correct information for Betty.  Betty is the 6th generation descendant of our famous Adam Thoroughgood (Adam6, William5, Argall4, Adam3, Adam2, William1) per http://ghotes.net/thorowgd/index.htm#i17637 (subtract “1” from the numbering sequence) i.e., Adam5 (1712 -1750), William4 (?-1724), Argall3 (1659 - 1704), Adam II (1638 – 1685), Adam1 (1604-1640). Betty married twice. She married William Moseley in 1768 (6th generation descendant of William I Moseley (1601-1655). William died in 1772.  She then married Henry Haynes January 12, 1776. Henry died in 1786.
See 525. Betty Elizabeth7 Thorowgood and 524 i. Lemuel7 Thorowgood @ http://ghotes.net/thorowgd/index.htm#i17637b 
Adam Thorowgood and Mary Thelaball had the following children:
child 524 i. Lemuel7 Thorowgood. Lemuel died 1785. He married Sarah Calvert before 1785. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Calvert and Elizabeth Thorowgood.
child + 525 ii. Elizabeth (Betty) Thorowgood  (Adam6, William5, Argall4, Adam3, Adam2, William1) married twice. 
 -1st husband - Elizabeth Thorowgood and Henry Haynes had the following child:
child 812 i. Henry8 Haynes (Jr.).
-2nd husband - Elizabeth Thorowgood and William Moseley had the following child:
child + 813 ii. Mary Moseley. (Elizabeth7 Thorowgood, Adam6, William5, Argall4, Adam3, Adam2, William1) married Francis Bridges. They had the following child:
child 1179 i. Betty Thorowgood9 Bridges (no data on her marriage to James Curiel).
Betty Elizabeth Thorowgood’s correct birth date is 1747. She died in 1808 per the website Mary Gookin’s Descendants @
4 William MOSELEY b: ABT FEB 1725 d: 13 AUG 1773
+ Margaret ELLEGOOD? LAND b: ABT 1730 d: 1757
5 Margaret MOSELEY b: ABT 1757
+ Robert KEELING b: ABT 1755 d: BEF 11 FEB 1790
+ Betty Elizabeth THOROWGOOD b: 1747 d: 1808
5 Mary MOSELEY b: ABT DEC 1771 d: BEF 4 APR 1815
+ Francis MOORE b: ABT 1753 d: BEF 1817
6 Betty Thorowgood MOORE b: ABT 1799
   + James CORNICK b: ABT 1790
6 James MOORE b: ABT 1801
   + Margaret ELLEGOOD b: ABT 1735 d: 1757
Betty's 2nd husband William Moseley and Colonel Edward H. Moseley JR (1743 - 1814) share the same Great-Great-Grandfather, William Moseley (1635-1700), who emigrated to Princess Anne Co from Rotterdam, Holland. Their relationship is as follows:
William I (1601-1655)  - Suzanna
                                         http://hdhdata.org/cgi-bin/showpage.pl?d0036&f00133
                       William II (1635-1700) - Mary Gookin (1635 -?)
                           http://hdhdata.org/cgi-bin/showpage.pl?d0036&f00150
John (1670-1739)                                           Edward (1661-1736) -                        
Anthony (1689-?)                                           Hillary (1691-1730)
Francis                                                            Edward Hack (1717-1782)
William (1725 -1773) married \/                    Col. Edward Hack JR (1743- 1814)
Betty Thorougood  (1747-1808)           

William Walke – Section A3 - 1762 - Jan 1, 1795 (moved from Ferry Plantations graveyard) – FG – CH9
Here lie the Remains
of
WILLIAM WALKE
late a Magistrate & Representative
of this County
Who departed this Life
the 1st of Janry., 1795
Aged 33 years
In Life Esteemed in Death lamented


Capt. Henry Kellam – Section A1 Died Approximately 1790 - HCB
Capt. Henry Kellam – Died Approximately 1790 
Note: His wife and his daughter's graves are marked a brick foundation slab within three feet of each other. A fence was put there to enclose the graves and the air conditioning units by John Robert Settle IV. The stones were moved from Pembroke Farms without remains. The Interment Record Book, a record kept in the Church Office as developed by Ann Parks (1917 – 2002), shows his grave to be a 4X8 slab. Since there are no visible markings on the slab, the slab has been listed as “unknown.” The picture of the grave is shown @ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=81&GScid=2155612&GRid=14648436&amp ;
Other source of information: Colonial, Land, Bible Records - http://www.sandersweb.net/PDF/EarlySandersRecords.html   “John Saunders, 1 March 1781, Henry Kellam grantee 800 acres escheat land, parish of Lynhaven Formerly the property of John Saunders. Beg.g &c. on a cove of the river dividing this land from the land of Mrs. Tenants. Princess Anne County.”

Nancy Kellam - Section A1 - April 1789 – May 1789 - FG
Here lies interred the remains of Nancy Kellam, daughter of Captain Henry and Mrs. Hannah Kellam, who departed this life on the 7th day of May, 1789. Aged 5 weeks. 
Note: Her grave was moved from a family cemetery in the Hilltop section of Virginia Beach. There is a foot marker - "N. K. 1789." The skull engraved at the top of the marker is recognition of grief for the infant's death.

Colonel Anthony Walke – Section A3 - 1692 - Nov 8, 1768 - FG – CH5 *
(see above inscription)

Capt. Jonathan Saunders - Section A2 - 1726 – Jan 1, 1765, age 39.
(stone moved from Pembroke Farms without remains)
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
CAPT. JONATHAN SAUNDERS
who was a person of great piety and a most
humane Disposition
being beneficent to all
as far as his ability Reached
An easy unoffensive, obligating behavior
adored all his actions
was a kind Husband
tender father a sincere friend
he died universally Lamented
on 21st January 1765
in the 39th year of his age.

Note: Captain Jonathan Saunders I (1726 – 1765) was the grandson of Rev. Jonathan Saunders who provided religious leadership for the growing Lynnhaven Parish Church from 1695 to 1700. His son, Captain John Saunders II (1754 - 1834), chose to side with the British, and in 1779 he was called before the Princess Anne County Safety Committee, declared a British subject, and had the house his father had build, Pembroke Manor, confiscated. The grave of Captain John Saunders I is the oldest grave site in our cemetery.
  Submitted by Bob Perrine, Old Donation Historian.

1701 - James Sherwood – Section C (most likely) - 1660 - Aug 15, 1701.
IN MEMORIE OF
JAMES SHERWOODE
WHOSE SOULE HAS GONE
TO GOD
HIS BODIE WAYTING JUDGMENT
DAY
RESTS HEERE BENEATHE THIS
SOD
THE 15TH AUGUST, 1701
HE METT HIS EARTHLIE ENDE
AGED 42
AND TREWLIE MOURNED
AS HUSBAND FATHER FRENDE
Note: The above tombstone inscription was published in the Virginian Pilot, June 1, 1941, by Rogers Dey Whichard.  The article makes known what was written on his grave stone in the spelling of 1701. Mr. Whichard says James Sherwood was laid to rest  in the historical Old Donation Cemetery. His tombstone has been lost, most likely when church 3 was built in  1733-36.  James married 20 year old Grace White (1660 - 1740) in the spring of 1680 at the first Lynnhaven Parish Church at today’s 1625 Spring House Trail, Virginia  (Church Point).  Grace is best known today as the Witch of Pungo.  Grace’s father John White gave a patent of 50 acres of land as a wedding gift to his son-in-law.  A year later John White died, leaving the rest of his land (145 acres) to James and Grace.  The Sherwoods had three sons - John, James, and Richard, and lived on a farm in Pungo, a community in Lower Norfolk County (Princess Anne County after 1691).  In 1698 James sued neighbors John and Jane Gisburne and Anthony and Elizabeth Barnes for accusing his wife Grace of witch craft but lost both cases. Whispers persisted about Grace being a witch, a jealous consequence of a few local women who saw Grace as a non-conformist. Grace was not the typical wife of those times, but James encouraged the free spirit in her. The early death of James left Grace without his protection, ultimately resulting in the witch trial and jail for poor Grace. The location of James Sherwood’s burial site had not generally been known until Old Donation Church member Belinda Nash revealed this information in her 2012 book, “A Place in Time, the Story of the Witch of Pungo - Grace Sherwood.” 
Bob Perrine, Old Donation Church Historian.