Our Obituaries

Brenda Gunn Vaughan

August 29, 1941 - January 28, 2018


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Todd Lin Williams

November 13, 1969 - January 27, 2018


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Harry Scott Wagner

May 25, 1937 - January 26, 2018

H. Scott Wagner of Williamsburg, Virginia, died on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia. He was born on May 25, 1937 to Martha S. Wagner and A. Harry Wagner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended schools in Hamden, Connecticut and Richmond, Virginia, graduating from John Marshall High School, Class of 1955. He received his Bachelor of...
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Frank Warren Moore

June 8, 1936 - January 25, 2018

Frank Warren Moore died on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the age of 81 in Williamsburg, VA. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, his children Laura Kelly and Thomas Moore, his grandchildren Sarah and Sean Kelly, his nieces Carrie Palmer and Stephanie Gilmartin and his nephew Jason Knowles. He was the son of Frank W. Moore and Bernice Laura Brinkman of Tulsa, OK. Warren was born in 1936 in...
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Grace Irene Murray

June 6, 1938 - January 25, 2018

Grace Irene Murray, 79, of Williamsburg, VA passed away peacefully on January 25, 2018.Grace grew up in New York City and later moved to Alexandria, VA where she worked for Edison Electric Institute as an Administrative Assistant & Coordinator for 22 years. She retired at the age of 57 and moved to Williamsburg in 1999 to get away from the cold northern winters. She enjoyed traveling and...
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Janet Clara Forgrave

August 22, 1943 - January 24, 2018

Janet Forgrave, 74, of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Janet spent many years as a nurse and for the past 15 years, as a volunteer for Colonial Williamsburg. Janet was an active member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Norge.Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Forgrave. After Don's passing in 2012, life was not the same for her. They had enjoyed 28...
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Jean R. Johnston

December 19, 1935 - January 24, 2018

Jean Adelaide Robertson Johnston went to be with her Lord on January 24, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband Bobby Wade Johnston; brothers Archie Robertson and Donnie Robertson; and sisters Edith Wheedleton and Peggy Webb. Jean leaves behind her daughters Laura Gibbons (Billy) and Heidi Dwyer (Dan); grandchildren Joey Gibbons, Libby Dwyer, and Jack Dwyer; sisters Gloria Thrash and...
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Dale Herrick Sexauer

December 3, 1946 - January 23, 2018

Dale Herrick Sexauer, 71, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on January 23, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Sexauer.He served as a Missionary for World Harvest Ministries and was a faithful member of the New Covenant Church in Newport News. Dale was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with his children and grandchildren in London. In his spare time...
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Julia Sanders Campbell

November 8, 1967 - January 23, 2018


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Mattie Mayo Horne

September 22, 1926 - January 23, 2018


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Douglas A. Fraser

August 1, 1939 - January 22, 2018

Douglas A. Fraser, 78, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on January 22, 2018. He was born in Boston, MA and spent his childhood in Wellesley, MA where he also graduated high school in 1957. Furthering his studies, he obtained a BA in History from the College of William and Mary in 1961.He began his teaching career in Norwich, CT in September 1961 at Norwich Free Academy (NFA), where he remained...
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Anna Thompson

May 4, 1912 - January 22, 2018


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Albert John Rapp

January 9, 1956 - January 22, 2018

Al Rapp passed into the hands of Our Lord on Monday, January 22, 2018. He enjoyed spending time with his family camping, going to amusement parks, guiding his sons through the Boy Scouts, and model railroading.He is survived by his wife Genevieve and their children: Jason (Nancy) Alvarez, Albert (Nicole) Rapp, Jillian Alvarez, and Kaitlynn (Ashleigh) Reynolds. He has fourteen grandchildren...
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Bette Theresa Pratt

April 6, 1917 - January 21, 2018


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Hugo Alexander Kalns

August 30, 1931 - January 21, 2018

Hugo "Hugh" A. Kalns, of Williamsburg, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, brother and a nephew.Hugh was a member of the Christ Community Church and enjoyed woodworking, gardening, his labrador, and chickens. He loved taking his grandchildren to their events and cheering them on in their various activities. He served his country for 27 years in...
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Robert Kenneth Tubbs

November 25, 1936 - January 20, 2018

Robert K. (Bob) Tubbs, age 81, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018, in his sleep at his home with his little dog, Tubby, by his side.A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, February 5, 2018 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 7479 Richmond Road, Norge, Virginia 23127 at 11:30 A.M. Dr. Tubbs was born November 25, 1936, in Gary, Indiana, to the late Kenneth F. and Gladys ...
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Kay Ellen Voglewede

March 1, 1940 - January 17, 2018

Our beloved sister, aunt, godmother and friend passed away on January 17, 2018.Kay was born in Hampton, Virginia on March 1, 1940. She graduated from St. Vincent de Paul High School in Newport News, then attended Mary Manse College in Ohio. After receiving a Bachelors in Physics, she began a 33 year career with NASA in Washington, DC as an editor in the Scientific and Technical Information...
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David McMath

November 6, 1946 - January 15, 2018

Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman David Alfred McMath, USN (retired), age 71, of Williamsburg, Virginia, departed this life on 15 January 2018. He was preceded in death by his father Voy S. McMath, mother Marie McMath (Hall), and siblings Vivian, Marie, Donald and Robert.David is survived by his wife LT (ret) Melody McMath, USN, of Williamsburg, VA; his son CW2 (ret) Robert McMath, US Army, his wife...
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Ralph Earl Callahan

June 18, 1940 - January 15, 2018


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Bonnie Jean Smith

August 15, 1944 - January 14, 2018

Bonnie Jean Smith, 73, passed away at Consulate Health Care of Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia, on January 14, 2018. She was born August 15, 1944 at Monmouth Memorial Hospital in Long Branch, New Jersey to the late Bonnie Jean Jones and Lloyd B. Howland. After a separation, Bonnie's mother struggled alone to raise Bonnie Jean in Asbury Park, NJ until she met Louis W. Letsche, a World...
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John T. Kennelly

November 19, 1930 - January 14, 2018

John T. Kennelly, of Williamsburg, VA, died peacefully at home on January 14, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mickey (Maxine) Kennelly, children Mary Estelle Kennelly of Arlington, VA, Elizabeth Mador (John) of New London, CT, Margaret Jones (David) of Williamsburg, VA, Kathleen Bingham of Vienna, VA, Rose Beal (Dave) of Winona, MN and Tom Kennelly of Vienna, VA, as well as...
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Gloria E. England

February 5, 1936 - January 14, 2018

Gloria Dean Elrod England, 81, of Williamsburg, died January 14, 2018, at Sentara Hospital.Born February 5, 1936, in Hopewell, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Joel Thomas (Goode) Elrod and Gertrude Blythe Elrod. A resident of Williamsburg since 1964, she enjoyed gardening, reading, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends. She was an active member in the Williamsburg...
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James Ronald Lewis

August 28, 1948 - January 14, 2018

James Ronald Lewis, known to friends as "Ron", passed away on January, 14, 2018, at the age of 69 after a courageous battle with cancer.Ron was born in Holmes County, Florida on August 28, 1948. Shortly after high school graduation, he pursued his military dreams.He was a U.S. Marine and retired U.S. Army veteran. In his 29 year military career, he specialized in Transportation with highest rank...
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John Lars Hendrickson

June 14, 1924 - January 14, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Ella Mae Hizenski

May 9, 1927 - January 12, 2018

Ella Mae Hizenski, 90, passed away peacefully on January 12th, 2018 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Ella Mae was born in Richmond, Texas to Henry Stanley Nowak and Pearl Stella Twardowski on May 9th, 1927. Ella Mae graduated from Reagan High School in Houston, Texas. On November 9th, 1946 Ella Mae married Jesse Hizenski in Houston, Texas and they were married 65 years. Ella Mae and Jesse traveled...
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Jerry Lee Fugate

November 10, 1940 - January 12, 2018

Jerry L. Fugate was born November 10, 1940 and passed away on January 12, 2018 with his trusty cat, Thelma, beside him. He was predeceased by his daughter, Teresa McDonald, and son, David. He is survived by Elizabeth A., his spouse of 54 years, daughter Lisa A. and son Thomas M.Jerry's family described him as a brainiac and referred to him as "the professor." A prolific reader, he loved playing...
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James Dennis Dorsey

January 18, 1939 - January 11, 2018

James "Jim" Dennis Dorsey, of Williamsburg, also known affectionately as "First Down," passed away on January 11, 2018. He proudly served his country with the United States Army for 25 years, serving two tours in Vietnam and earning numerous awards for his service, including the Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Star, and several others. He retired honorably as a Lieutenant...
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Carolyn Sue Crumpler

November 10, 1969 - January 11, 2018


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John Albert Brooks

May 2, 1933 - January 10, 2018

John Albert Brooks of Williamsburg died on January 10, 2018. He is survived by his wife Carol, son Matt, and daughter Michelle Dry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to Hospice House & Support Care or Heritage Humane Society. Share condolences with the family at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.
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Robert Joseph Bohls

March 4, 1939 - January 9, 2018

Robert Joseph Bohls, Sr., beloved husband of Sharon Jordan Goodrich, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in Williamsburg, VA after a long illness.Bob was born March 4, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio to the late Virgil Paul and Laura Catherine (Hosfeld) Bohls. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio in 1957 and the University of Toledo in 1962. He received a Master of...
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Nancy Freeman Campbell

August 30, 1944 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Elizabeth Ann Cranman

August 26, 1920 - January 8, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Ingrid Martha Jahn

June 17, 1936 - January 7, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Ruth Navamanie Mathew

January 8, 1945 - January 6, 2018

Mrs. Ruth Navamanie Mathew died peacefully in her sleep on January 6, 2018, just 2 days short of her 73rd birthday. George, her devoted husband of 44 years was at her side. She is survived by her husband Mr. George Mathew, her daughter Dr. Jennifer Mathew-Lewis, her son-in-law Dr. John Lewis and her 3 grandchildren, Elsa, Elia and John Ezra Mathew-Lewis. She is also survived by her elder sisters...
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Shirley Louise Arvidson Basley

January 10, 1935 - January 6, 2018

Shirley Arvidson Basley, 82, of Lanexa, VA passed away on January 6, 2018. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Stifel, her father, Martin Arvidson; her sisters, Martha Pierce and Anne Green; and her husband of 56 years, Commander Raymond C. Basley, USN Retired.She was a United States Navy military wife and an active participant in the VFW Womens' Auxilliary group, the Red Hats, the...
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Ann Leinbach Heller

April 12, 1953 - January 5, 2018

Ann Leinbach Heller of Williamsburg, Virginia, formerly of Reading, Pennsylvania; Mathews, Virginia; and Urbanna, Virginia, passed away January 5, 2018.She is survived by her daughter, Beth Ann Lukasewycz Mitchem, son-in-law, Wesley Mitchem and grandchildren Mason and Luke Mitchem of Williamsburg, Virginia; brother, Peter T. Leinbach and sister-in-law, Christine Leinbach of Buford, Georgia; niece...
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Rose Yzzi

April 8, 1920 - January 5, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Richard Lawrence Bennett

May 31, 1943 - January 4, 2018

Rick Bennett died unexpectedly in his home on January 4th, 2018 in Williamsburg, VA at the age of 74. Marian, his wife of 49 years, was at his side. He is survived by his children Amy Dragstra (Wiebe), Will Bennett (Christy), John Paul Bennett (Nora); and six grandchildren. Rick taught as a special education teacher in York County for 28 years and served in the Marines and the Marine Corps...
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Richard Edward Mackin

November 22, 1931 - January 2, 2018

Richard Edward "Dick" Mackin, 86, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Riverside Doctors Hospital in Williamsburg, as a result of heart failure. He leaves his wife of 61 years, Sue (Stapleton) Mackin; two sons, Michael (Mary), Patrick (Jeanne); grandchildren Kathleen (Christian Kline), Benjamin (Ashley), Annah, and Samuel; great grandsons Sean and Daniel Kline; and many close friends. He is...
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Charles Elwood Eubank

June 27, 1938 - December 31, 2017

Charles Elwood Eubank, 79, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, and later retired as a self-employed carpenter.He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Mildred Eubank; and brother, John Hartwell Eubank. Charles is survived by his wife, Carol S. Eubank; son, Daryl Eubank (Mia); daughters, Christine Hodges (Drew...
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Louise May Moore

May 19, 1929 - December 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Caleb Meyers Brickhouse

August 22, 1938 - December 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Thomas Edward Reynolds

October 27, 1924 - December 28, 2017

Major Thomas Edward Reynolds USAF (Retired) of Williamsburg, VA passed away Thursday December 28, 2017, at Brookdale of Williamsburg.Ed is survived by his wife of 71 years, Harlena, only child Debbie Cobb (Arnold), two granddaughters Whitney and Taylor, and two great granddaughters Ansley and Adleigh.Born in Winston Salem, NC October 27, 1924, Ed was of the "greatest generation". He volunteered...
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James Dustin Herakovich

January 7, 1970 - December 27, 2017

James Dustin Herakovich left this world to be with his Lord in heaven on December 27, 2017. When he arrived in heaven, he was greeted by his parents, Carol and Jim (Rocky) Herakovich, and dogs Blue and Rock, with hugs, (barks), and lots of love. Dustin was born on January 7, 1970 in Hammond, Indiana. He will be remembered as an amazing, giving man with a most sincere soul. He was a devoted...
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James Perisie

September 8, 1921 - December 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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James Francis Gray

July 15, 1938 - December 25, 2017

James F. Gray was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 15, 1938 and passed away on a glorious Christmas morning, December 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julia and Bernard Gray of Philadelphia, PA; and brother, Bernard Gray of Yardley, PA. Jim is survived by his beloved wife Katie of 54 years, and two daughters, Margaux "Margo" Gray-Afanasyev (Cyril) of Cranford, NJ and...
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Debra Jean Jones

February 2, 1960 - December 24, 2017

Debra Jean Jones, 57, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Alice Wilson; parents, Mary Lyon and Thomas Piggott; uncle, George Wilson; aunt, Elizabeth Brown; and great nephew Adren Garnett. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Terrence Jones; two sons, Tyrelle Jones of Williamsburg, Corey Jones ...
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Victor Aderton

November 11, 1918 - December 23, 2017

Victor Aderton, 99, passed from this life to his new home in heaven on December 23, 2017. He will be remembered for his love of family and friends, and for his contagious interests in history, gardening, painting, birding and all of nature. Vic's pursuit of knowing God and his creative mind serve as a rich legacy for all who knew him.Victor was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, sisters Hope...
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Kevin Reed Ashe

September 27, 1958 - December 22, 2017

Kevin Reed Ashe, 59, of Williamsburg, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 following an extended illness. He was born on September 27, 1958 in Newport News, VA to the late Carl Reed Ashe and the late Willie Mae Doughty Ashe. Kevin is survived by his two sisters, Carolyn Phaup (Carroll) and Debra Colwill (Charles); son, Keith Reed Ashe; nieces, Robin Wertel (Rick) and Bonnie Forman; nephew,...
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Hwa Sun Diaz

February 10, 1949 - December 21, 2017

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Allen Ray Elkins

March 17, 1931 - December 21, 2017

Allen Ray Elkins was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on March 17, 1931 and passed away December 21, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wyatt and Ruby McKinney Elkins of Knoxville, Tn., and his beloved wife of 52 years, Patricia Ann Elkins, of Williamsburg, Va. He is survived by daughter Ashley Zesinger (Greg) of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., and daughter Allison Elkins of Sandy Springs, Ga.;...
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Patricia Ann Ridley

April 9, 1953 - December 20, 2017

Patricia "Pat" Ann Ridley, 64, of Williamsburg, Virginia, formerly of San Marcos, California, died at home on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, with her family at her side, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born on April 9, 1953, in Pleasant Valley, New York, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Wyatt and Virginia Glover Wyatt. Pat was retired from Republic Indemnity Insurance in San...
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Frank W. Damroth

February 28, 1932 - December 20, 2017

Frank Damroth, 85, died December 20th at VCU Hospital in Richmond, Va. The family held a private burial service December 22nd at Amelia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, Va. Frank, an Army Veteran of the Korean war, lived with his family in Princeton, NJ, while working in the financial sector in New York City before moving to Williamsburg in 1993, launching a 19 year career as a Realtor along with his...
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Aaron Michael Locke

July 23, 1975 - December 19, 2017

Aaron Michael Locke, 42, of Toano (formerly of Kansas City), passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Calvin John Locke and father-in-law, Evan Brumble.He was a former member of the USAF, and met his wife while stationed in Missouri. He worked in several different areas for Verizon, ending his 19 year career as an equipment engineer. He enjoyed his...
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Wortham Henry Fields

October 24, 1924 - December 19, 2017

FIELDS, Wortham H., Jr., "Sonny", 93, of Hanover, VA, died on December 19, 2017.Prior to retirement, Sonny worked for Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company and Ukrops. He was a faithful member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church, having served as the chairperson of the building fund, a trustee, and retired treasurer. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially with the "Lil" Hunt Club.He is survived by...
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Florence Emily Montealegre

March 23, 1930 - December 19, 2017

Florence Emily Montealegre (née Kissman) died after a short illness in Williamsburg, Virginia at the age of 87.She is survived by her children Steven(Barbara), Beth(Carl) and James(Barbara), 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William.Florence was born in Bridgeman, Michigan on March 23, 1930, to immigrants Edward and Bertha Kissman. She was part...
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Jeanette Paige Doheny

June 21, 1931 - December 18, 2017

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jeanette Doheny, 86, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017. She was born in Newport News, Virginia on June 21, 1931 and was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula. She was preceded in death by her parents, William N. and Ina Mae Eken; first husband, Lonnie A. Morgan; brother, William T. Eken; sister, Elizabeth Timberlake; and second husband,...
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Evelyn Farmer Bagby

May 4, 1927 - December 17, 2017

Bagby, Evelyn Farmer, 90, of Williamsburg, Virginia, went to be with Jesus, December 17, 2017.Evelyn was a legal secretary, loving wife, and beloved mother.She is survived by her life-long friend and husband, Carlton Talmadge Bagby; son, Carlton; and two daughters, Debra and Harriette. She will be missed.A memorial service will be held at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown...
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Chester James Brooks

June 14, 1956 - December 16, 2017

Chester James Brooks, 61, a resident of Hampton, Virginia, died December 16, 2017. He was employed by Eastern State Hospital as a Facilities Engineer and was a member of the Army National Guard.Chester enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching wrestling, being at the beach, collecting cars and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his wife, Stephanie Brooks; father, Cecil Brooks, Sr....
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Audrey Christina Mary Fowler Jarman

May 11, 1929 - December 16, 2017

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was born in Worcestershire, England in 1929 and came to the United States in 1946 as a war bride, arriving in New York's Ellis Island on the Queen Elizabeth. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert S. Feller; daughter, Denise Palmeri; first husband, Peter Yannatos; second husband, Robert Feller; sisters,...
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Susan Lynn Pruitt

May 14, 1959 - December 14, 2017

Susan Lynn Pruitt, 58, died December 14, 2017, in Williamsburg, Virginia.She was born to Helen and Charles Pruitt on May 14, 1959 and grew up in Newport News, Virginia. Susan was a 1977 graduate of Menchville High School and also graduated from Thomas Nelsen Community College. She retired from Colonial Williamsburg.She is predeceased by her mother, Helen Pruitt. Survivors include her father,...
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Kathleen Marie Lytikainen

September 4, 1943 - December 13, 2017

Kathleen "Kathy" Marie (Lind) Lytikainen, age 74, passed away on December 13th, 2017 in Williamsburg, VA.Born on September 4, 1943 and raised in L'Anse, MI, Kathy was the daughter of the late Victor A. Lind and Lillian (Stahl) Lind. She was the valedictorian of the L'Anse High School class of 1961. Kathy married Robert C. Lytikainen on September 23rd, 1963. Together, they raised three sons...
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Mary Jo Weldon

November 5, 1923 - December 12, 2017

Mary Jo Weldon made her way to heaven on December 12, 2017 after living a rich and happy life of 94 years. Born on November 5, 1923 in Bassett, Arkansas, she moved in her early years with her mother, father and older brother through the small towns and farm country of northern Mississippi and west Tennessee. Her fondest childhood memories came from growing up on the Henning Farm along the banks...
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Russell Hugh Chandler

April 22, 1951 - December 10, 2017

Russell Hugh Chandler, 66, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was predeceased by his parents, Anita and Russell Chandler.Russell served with the US Army for three years as a communications operator while stationed in Germany. He later retired from the College of William and Mary after 30 years as utilities mechanic. In his spare time Russell enjoyed astronomy and...
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Rosemarie D. Hall

March 11, 1928 - December 9, 2017

Rosemarie D. Hall departed life peacefully at home on December 9th; she was 89 years old. A lifelong resident of James City County, she spent all but her final 12 years on her family property in the Grove area of the county. For decades in the mid-1900's, she owned the structure that served as a landmark country store for the local people. She leased the building that was variously operated as...
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Charles S. Brown

October 1, 1920 - December 9, 2017

Dr. Charles S. Brown, formally of Waukegan, IL, died peacefully in Williamsburg, VA, on December 9 at age 97. Dr. Brown, a native Virginian, is survived by three children: Mrs. Keith B. Dubois (Chuck) of Williamsburg, VA; Mr. Charles S. Brown, Jr. (Renee) of Pittsboro, NC; and Mr. Robert Allen Brown (Susie) of Germantown Hills, IL; as well as seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He...
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Virginia June DeGraff

July 6, 1931 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Philomene Florette Bourassa Hood

October 21, 1915 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Marion S. Watson

June 6, 1922 - December 8, 2017

Marion S. Watson, widow of retired Colonel William H. Watson, Jr., and a resident of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on December 8, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was the only child to Augustus Thomas Small, Jr. and Evelyn Clay Small of Macon, Georgia. Marion was born June 6, 1922; her grandparents, Augustus Small and Minnie Pearce Small, adored her. Marion loved to travel and saw much of the...
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Irma M. Fields

August 1, 1921 - December 7, 2017

Irma Miller Fields, widow of Dr. Joseph E. Fields II and a resident of Willliamsburg, VA, passed away on December 7, 2017. She was born August 1, 1921 to George & Kathryn (Wilhelmi) Miller in Bancroft, Iowa.She was a 1939 graduate of St. John's High School in Bancroft, Iowa and attended the St. Anthony Hospital School of Nursing and earned a nursing degree. She later earned a degree in medical...
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James William Gentry

August 14, 1926 - December 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Shirley L. Gignac

July 19, 1936 - December 3, 2017

Shirley (Laughy) Gignac, RN of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Lynnfield, MA died suddenly and entered into the hands of God on December 3, 2017. Shirley was born in Sanbornton, NH and was the sixth child in a family of nine children. She graduated from Franklin (NH) High School where she met her future husband, Mike, beginning a friendship and marriage that spanned 65 years. Upon graduation from...
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Evelyn Janet Romero

August 15, 1942 - December 3, 2017

Evelyn Janet Romero was born on 15 Aug 1942 at Snodland, Kent, England to Arthur and Grace Constance Williamson. The Lord called her home on 3 Dec 2017. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert Allan Romero. The Williamson family of six girls, Hannah, Miriam, Gracie, Eileen, Norma, Evelyn, and two boys, Charlie and Michael, were raised in Snodland. Only two of her siblings, her...
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Elizabeth Travers Tyler

July 15, 1963 - December 2, 2017

Elizabeth "Liz" Tyler took her last breath peacefully at Sentara Hospital on December 2 in Williamsburg, VA at the age of 54. Her loving family will sadly and sorely miss her.Liz, whom her family affectionately called "Bet," was born on July 15, 1963, in Gloucester, VA to Alma Stokes and Samuel Tyler. She graduated at the top of her class from Gloucester High School, VA in 1981. She married her...
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Joan T. Peltier

February 21, 1930 - December 2, 2017

Joan T. Peltier, 87, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2017, with her family at her side.One of six children of Edward and Sophia Schroeder, Joan was born in 1930 in La Porte, IN. She received her Registered Nursing degree at St. Joseph's Nursing School in Indiana where she met her late husband Hubert C. Peltier. An incredible wife of 63 years and wonderful mother of six...
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William Anthony DeBono,

July 10, 1930 - December 2, 2017

William A. DeBono, Jr., 87, of Williamsburg, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary; his sisters, Mary and Ada; and a brother, Vincent.William joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War, earning a Bronze Star decoration for his service. He graduated from Manhattan College with a BS in Political Science and later...
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Dorothy Ann Travers

August 19, 1948 - December 1, 2017

Dorothy A. Travers of Toano died Dec. 1, 2017. Services will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, 2588 Forge Rd., Toano on Fri., Dec. 8 at noon, with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Condolences may be shared at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.
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Audrey Kay Page

October 6, 1978 - November 29, 2017

Audrey Kay Page, 39, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC. Her strong faith in God and devotion to family and friends were a constant support to her.Audrey Kay was born October 6, 1978 in Williamsburg, VA. She was a graduate of Longwood College, majoring in Psychology. She was an employee of James City County, where...
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Marc Benjamin Young

August 3, 1955 - November 28, 2017

Marc Benjamin Young, age 62, passed away on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 in his home in Toano, Virginia. He was born in Painesville, Ohio on August 3rd, 1955 to Frank and Ramona (Milford) Young. Marc attended Mentor High School and received his High School Diploma in 1973. He served as a member of the US Navy from 1973-1975 and received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from...
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Henry Howard Franken

December 19, 1971 - November 28, 2017

Henry Howard Franken, 45, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on November 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rona Lee Franken; sister, Paulla Jean Franken Miller and grandparents.Howard was married to his beautiful wife Stacy for 16 years. He liked collecting old coins, old cars/motorcycles, hunting/fishing and enjoyed the outdoors. He attended Warwick High School, was a motivated...
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Rose Ann Messer

July 16, 1968 - November 28, 2017

Rose Ann Messer, 49, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. She is survived by her parents, Arlie and Janice; her aunt, Barbara; her two sons, Matthew and Brandon; and her six grandchildren, Raychel, Graycie, Pheobe, Brendan, Matthew James, and Bradley. She was a tiny woman with a big heart who touched the lives of everyone who met her. The memorial service will be...
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Dennis Gregory Thiel

December 2, 1937 - November 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Samuel Ernest Patton

June 5, 1929 - November 27, 2017

Samuel Ernest "Sam" Patton, Jr., 88, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away November 27, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Samuel Ernest Patton, Sr. and the late Agnes Eleanor Woolen. He had a strong passion for the game of football. While at the University of Virginia earning his Master of Education, Sam played varsity football and spent many years thereafter as a highly...
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Jane Oleyar Emmerson

May 2, 1925 - November 26, 2017

Jane Oleyar Emmerson, 92, lately of Williamsburg and a longtime resident of Surry County, passed away on November 26, 2017. Born on May 2, 1925 in Flint, Michigan, she was one of six children born to Michael Hudak Oleyar and Anna Cocula Oleyar. Her parents emigrated from Czechoslovakia around 1920 to settle on a farm outside of Flushing, Michigan, where Jane, then known as Mary, was raised. ...
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Marian Virginia Owen

March 16, 1931 - November 23, 2017

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Joyce Elaine Selvig

July 31, 1940 - November 22, 2017

Joyce Cooper Selvig entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on 22 November 2017. She was 77 years of age.Mrs. Selvig was born on 31 July 1940, in Stamford, Connecticut, to Charles and Hilda Cooper. She graduated from Stamford High School and was an executive secretary for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Walter K. Selvig. Mrs. Selvig lived...
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Robert A. Greene

August 16, 1929 - November 21, 2017

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Priscilla Nicholson Briggs

April 2, 1938 - November 21, 2017

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Albert Franklin Golding

May 15, 1928 - November 20, 2017

Albert "Al" Golding passed away quietly on Monday, November 20, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Al spent much of his time learning the history of his family and having many adventures at the "farm" called "Wheatland" in Buckingham County, Va. which had been in the family since the late 18th century. Al interrupted his studies at Randolph Macon...
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Jaquelin Cochran Nicholson

September 18, 1917 - November 20, 2017

Jaquelin C. Nicholson of Williamsburg, VA passed away on November 20,2017. The first baby born in the original Alexandria Hospital, she was the third child of Thomas B. Cochran and Rebecca Courtenay Marshall Cochran. She graduated from St. Agnes School and from Sweet Briar College. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Dr. Charles Thomas Nicholson, Jr. She is survived by two...
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Stephen Puleo

May 24, 1934 - November 20, 2017

WILLIAMSBURG- Stephen Puleo, 83, of Williamsburg, VA, died on November 20, 2017, after a brief illness. Stephen was born May 24, 1934 and raised in Providence, RI. After graduating from high school, he joined the Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. He obtained an Accounting Degree from McNeese State University in Louisiana and became a CPA. Stephen worked many years as a Senior Tax...
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Joelle Anne Lee

September 8, 1953 - November 19, 2017

Joelle Anne Lee entered into eternal life on November 19, 2017. She was born on September 8, 1953 in Chateauroux, France to Charles and Helene Gardner. She was preceded in death by her Mother Helene Lucienne Gardner. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Robert Bryne Lee; her father, Charles Gardner; her brother, Phillip and his wife, Deborah Gardner; her son, Nicholas Lee and his wife...
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Helen Marion Reuther

August 29, 1923 - November 18, 2017

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Jeffrey Dean Bullock

September 9, 1963 - November 16, 2017

Jeffrey D. Bullock, 54, was called home on Thursday, November 16, 2017. He joined his mother, Mary B.; two brothers, Randy and Michael; and a host of beloved relatives in the presence of our Lord.Jeffrey is survived by his father, Hubert (Rusty); stepmom, Pat; daughter, Amanda; granddaughter, Kaya; brother, Anthony; sister, Julie; and loving fiancée, Rhonda Scott.Visitation will be held at Nelsen...
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Arthur Branan

September 14, 1922 - November 15, 2017

Arthur Branan, Jr. died in Williamsburg, VA, on November 15, 2017 at the age of 95. He was predeceased by his parents, Lillian Nutting Branan and Arthur Branan; a brother, William Branan, and a sister, Lillian Branan Jeltrup. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Lou Knight; a daughter, Linda Branan Riggs (Dr. Gary A.); a son, Gregory Knight Branan (Susan); and four beloved grandchildren....
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Gladys Ruth Wiggins

October 20, 1939 - November 14, 2017

Gladys Ruth Wiggins, 78, peacefully passed on November 14, 2017. She spent her early years near Moncks Corner, SC., with her uncle and aunt, Johnny and Ella Rodgers.As a teenager, she relocated to Newport News, VA., where she attended Warwick High School. Here she met and married her beloved husband of 62 years, Lyle Oneal Wiggins.Gladys is predeceased by two brothers, Edward and Roger Kinard,...
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Patricia Stanley Umstead Eaton

December 1, 1924 - November 13, 2017

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Bryce Leslie Sweet

April 20, 1949 - November 13, 2017

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Salvatore Joseph Vitale

August 8, 1928 - November 13, 2017

Salvatore Vitale, 89, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017.He was a successful clothing manufacturer for ladies wear and owner of Leslie Ann Fashions in New York, NY. He was a faithful member of St. Olaf Catholic Church, and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree. Salvatore was a loving son, caring and adoring husband, as well as a great father, grandfather and great...
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Donna Kuhn

October 3, 1942 - November 12, 2017

Donna Lois Kuhn, 75, passed away November 12, 2017. She is preceded in death by husband, Alois J. Kuhn; parents, Virginia and Louis Nowakowski; and brother, Francis Noe. Donna was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church. She loved gardening and was also a member of the Azalea Society of America.Survivors include daughters, Melanie Cummins (Joe), Nina Luhrman (Joe), Rachel Mayo, and Maria Kennedy ...
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