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Dorothy Jean Harlow Roberts
RobertsDJ imageDorothy Jean Harlow Roberts, 87, a native of Seattle, WA, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019, surrounded by her family. She graduated from Central Washington University in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, and she served as a dedicated teacher in Vancouver and Seattle Public Schools for 8 years until she wed the love of her life, Al Roberts, in 1962. She spent her remaining years as a loving wife and mother of 5 children and the adoring grandmother to 15 grandchildren. She will be remembered for her loving, selfless nature, her sweet smile, and her deep and abiding love for her family. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, brother, sister, husband, Al Roberts, and her grandson Nathan Roberts. She is survived by two sons; Mark Roberts of Anthem, AZ, Keith Roberts (Leslie) of Poquoson; three daughters, Karen Roberts Enneking (Paul) of Poquoson, Valerie Roberts Padgett (Don) of Ashburn, VA, and Susan Roberts Sweney (Ray) of Commerce, GA; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Emmaus Baptist Church at 9:00 am on Saturday, July 6.The family will receive friends following the service at 240 Cedar Road, Poquoson, VA. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.
Nelda Lawson Moore
MooreNL imageNelda Moore, a lifelong resident of Poquoson, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2019, surrounded by her family to whom she was so devoted. Nelda is lovingly remembered by her husband of 66 years, Charles; her children, Michael Moore and wife Brenda and Sandra Fortner and husband Jerry; brother, Mel Lawson and wife Portie; grandchildren, Erin and partner Jason, Michelle and husband Drew, Ryan and Matthew, Jonathan and Brent; great-grandson, Jacob. She was a 1952 Poquoson High School graduate, and continued many lifelong relationships with school friends. Miss Nelda, as she was known by many, was an educator for over 25 years and touched the lives of many children at Trinity Church Pre-school and Poquoson Elementary School. The family will receive friends 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10th at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home immediately followed by a graveside service by Rev. Jeff Cannon at Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squads. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.
Shirley Ruth Lankford
LankfordS imageOn the evening of June 25, 2019, Shirley Ruth Lankford, 78, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by loved ones. She was born to Hazon & Orsie Hale in Dickerson County in 1941. Shirley was a LPN and worked as a school nurse, a geriatric nurse and was owner/operator of her own paramedical services business. She was known for her personality and witty sense of humor. She traveled often, but her favorite was a cruise to Alaska! She loved catfishing, looking for mushrooms in the mountains, sweets (despite being diabetic) and listening to Don Williams. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Johnny Lankford and 6 children, Shenia Wong, Teresa Joyner, Aleta Canady, Tammy Funk, Donna Schmidt and Johnny Lankford, Jr. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Amanda, Lacey, William, Miranda, Brieanna, Kalen, Grace, Charles, Rose, Zane and Khristen; 5 great-grandchildren, Marina, Hazon, Ila, Jace and Jordan; and a host of loving family members and friends. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Kermit; and her son Dwaine. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to any SPCA or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 Children’s Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
Samuel Charles Worley
WorleyS imageSamuel Charles Worley, 71, Retired Navy E7, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019. Samuel was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA and was a native of Philadelphia, PA before moving to the Peninsula in 1979. He was a 1964 graduate of Father Judge High School in Philadelphia, PA, a career Navy man from 1964-1986, a 1995 graduate of Christopher Newport University and retired from Civil Service in 2013. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was an avid train enthusiast. He was a very loving grandfather and his greatest joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren. Samuel is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Rosemarie; two sons, Samuel C. Worley, Jr. (Dolores), Adam R. Worley; two daughters AnnaMarie Romm (Jeff), Jennifer Jacobs (Christopher); and five brothers, Howard Worley (Rose Marie), Andrew Worley (Theresa), Charles Worley (Mary), Paul Worley (Jacqueline) and Art Worley (Cindy). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jenna, Caleb, David, Alysia, Alexandra, Abigail, Dylin, Samuel, Dawson, and was a loving Dzia Dzia to many more adopted children. A memorial/wake service will be held at 7:30 pm on Friday, July 5, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. A funeral mass will be held at Noon on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Yorktown. Family and friends will gather following the service at 1:30 pm at Jo and Mimma’s Restaurant in Yorktown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Raymond D. Coffield, Sr.
CoffieldR imageRaymond D. Coffield, Sr., 81, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2019. Raymond was born in Montpellier, Indiana on March 6, 1938. He joined the Air Force in 1961 and retired in1983 in Yorktown Virginia. After retirement he was employed as a contractor for 20 years. Raymond loved to help anyone with little jobs around the house. He also enjoyed his church, Community Bible Church in Newport News. He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Barbara F. Coffield; his daughter Kim McLamb, son-in-law Anthony Mclamb, grandson Ryan Gary and granddaughter Rachel Gary. He was preceded in death by his son Raymond Coffield Jr. A memorial service with Military Honors will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Community Bible Church, Newport News. Local arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
Lawrence John Hill
HillLJ imageThe world lost one of the truly "good guys” on July 3rd. Larry, a York County resident of 40 years, was a kindhearted, loyal, and devoted man. His memory will be cherished by all who knew him but most especially by his son, Justin, longtime partner, Romy Cayo, his siblings – Leslie, David (Debra), Jeanne (Lou), Danny (Susan), Lorraine, Lois (Jaime) – as well as his many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Born at Langley AFB in Hampton, VA on September 3rd, 1957 to Mary and Eugene Hill, Larry worked with Anheuser-Busch in Williamsburg for over 30 years and had recently retired in 2017. He lived a life of generous service to family, friends, and neighbors; always stepping up without hesitation. The pain of his loss can only be lessened by the many memories of his ready wit and patient counsel. He will be laid to rest alongside his parents and other relatives at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Johnsonburg, PA on Saturday, July 13th. A local visitation will be held at Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown, VA on Tuesday, July 9th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Colonial National Historical Park in his memory.
Mary Gurd Davis
Mary Gurd Davis, 88, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Mary was a long time resident of Dandy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur E. Davis; her son, Ronald Davis; her daughter, Teresa Kennedy and many brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter Bonnie Holloway and her husband Eric; a sister, Patsy Martin; her granddaughters Jennifer, Katie and Lisa, and 3 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11:00 in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Park
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