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Lawrence "Larry” George Boothe III
BootheL imageLawrence G. Boothe III, known to his friends and family as Larry, transitioned to the next part of his journey on December 5, 2018. Born on May 23, 1975, he was survived by his parents, Lawrence G. Boothe Jr. and Karen L. Boothe, his best friends and brother’s, Timothy M. Boothe, his wife Ashley, and their three children Aayden, Mackenzie and Grayson; Jeremy D. Boothe, his wife Diane, and their two children Lucas and Lauren. Charlie E. Gaus and Jennifer M. Moore were very close to the family and were important members that helped make Larry’s final weeks a bit easier. His uncle David Boothe and aunt Marilyn Boothe were here by his side as well. He also had numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins who prayed and cared for him. Larry had an artistic eye and a talent for photography. His dream was to be a photographer and travel the world. He was thoughtful and liked to write; always lending an ear to those who needed him. He’s been described by those who knew and loved him as a shining light; someone who knew how to make people smile. His family would like to encourage all who knew him to be aware of the dangers of Melanoma cancer and be diligent in appointments to help prevent this devastating disease. A viewing and visitation will be held at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home on Sunday, December 9 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, followed by the funeral on Monday, December 10 at 1:00 PM. A reception will follow between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM at Poquoson Woman’s Club located at 9 Cedar Road in Poquoson. Online Condolences to ClaytorRollins.com
Martha Gertrude "Trudy” Roberts
RobertsM imageMartha Gertrude "Trudy” Roberts, 93, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 Trudy was of Portsmouth, Virginia and a resident of Yorktown for 40 years before moving back to Portsmouth in 2009. She retired as a clerk at New Horizons Tech after 12 years of service and was a former bookkeeper for Coleman’s Nursery. She was a member for over 50 years of the Order of Eastern Star Yorktown number 110 and past president of the York Lady Lions. Trudy was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Gilbert "Bob” Roberts and a son, Gilbert P. ‘Gil’ Roberts, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Linda H. Railey and her husband, Jay, of Southport, N.C.; a sister Mildred "Millie” Lancaster; two grandsons, Jay Hall and his wife, Anissa, of Four Oaks, N.C., and Brent Railey and his wife, Laura, of The Woodlands, TX; and six great-grandchildren Will and Zack Hall, Savannah, Olivia, Nathan, and Felicity Railey. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Friday, December 7, 2018, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Yorktown, with the Dr. Clarence Brown, officiating. A Graveside Service will be on Friday morning at 10:00 AM in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the York Lion Club.
Anthony Wayne Ferrell
FerrellA imageAnthony Wayne Ferrell, 59, passed away on Wednesday December 5, 2018. Wayne was a native and lifelong peninsula resident He attended Warwick High School. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding in 2009. He worked as a self employed contractor working with Lowe’s installing windows and doors. After retiring he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and many friends who will miss him greatly. He is survived by his parents Carlton and Doris Ferrell his wife and companion for many years Cynthia "Cindy” Ferrell and his children, Kimberly Ferrell, Sierra Ferrell, Danielle Ciesynski (Christopher Anthony), Katie Ciesynski, Travis Muckelroy and Michael Howard.; a brother, Bobby Ray Ferrell and a sister Bonnie Ferrell Young (Robert) 7 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews Devin Lindsay, Alex Lindsay, and Brooke Lindsay and many friends. A memorial service will be held at 7:00PM Friday, December 7, 2018 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. Anthony Wayne Ferrell, 59, passed away on Wednesday December 5, 2018. Wayne was a native and lifelong peninsula resident. A memorial service will be held at 7:00PM Friday, December 7, 2018 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
Annette P. Lash
LashA imageAnnette P. Lash, 81, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Annette was born in Gloucester, VA and was a Peninsula resident for 55 years. She worked as a secretary at the Chesapeake Corporation and retired from BHA. She attended St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Yorktown. Annette is survived by her husband of 58 years, John A. Lash; two daughters, JoAnn Modzelewski (Dave) of York County and Linda Schumacher, her children Lauren and Ryan and their father Steve of Hampton; and a sister Ella Mae Young of West Point. She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 11, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, with a reception immediately following in the Grove @ St. Luke’s. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church. A private interment will be held at Parklawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the York County Church Women United Food Closet, 300 Ella Taylor Road, Yorktown, VA 23692 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6530 North Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Kathryn Layne Hanna
HannaK imageKathryn Layne Hanna passed away early in the morning of Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the age of 82. She was born in Newport News, Virginia, on November 28, 1936, to Angela Phippins and Earl Layne. Kathryn, affectionately known as "Kacky” and "GrandKacky”, is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, John Alexander Hanna, Jr.; sons, John, III (Beth), Michael (Christy), David, and Kevin (Kennon); sister, Betsy Redman (Bruce); grandchildren, McKay, Alexander, Paige, Patrick (Kendall), Weston, David, Jr., and Peyton Layne; great-grandchild, McKinnley Grace. Kacky is further survived by nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. Kacky and John were married in 1962 and settled in Seaford, Virginia, to raise a family. She spent her childhood days in Hilton Village, graduated from Warwick High School in 1954, and graduated from Mary Baldwin College, with a BA in History, in 1958. Kacky earned her MEd from Old Dominion University and went on to teach school for many years, retiring from the York County School Division. Kacky was a compassionate, fun teacher and is known by many of her high school, Government students to have misplaced her eye glasses and car keys on occasion. Kacky cherished sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with Captain John and her boys for many years, and she loved spending time on the beaches of the Outer Banks with her grandchildren. She was devoted to her friends and neighbors and happily opened up her home to them. She enjoyed playing bridge with a group of lifelong friends, although, she would say that they actually played very little bridge. Kacky was an avid reader and also took delight in keeping up with her favorite college basketball and football teams. Kacky’s greatest passion was her family. Celebrating family togetherness and establishing family traditions was of utmost importance to her. She instilled a familial bond in her children and grandchildren that lended a magic and spirit to their lives. Christmas was Kacky’s favorite time of year, and her best-known Christmas tradition is making eggnog from scratch with her family. It will be an honor for them to carry on this tradition, sharing memories of holidays past. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 9, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Amory Funeral Home. The Funeral will be held Monday, December 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Northside Christian Church. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at their home in Seaford. Memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or Parkinson’s Foundation. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
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