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|Thelma Ironmonger Hansford|
Thelma Ironmonger Hansford, 103, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2013, at York Convalescent Center. Thelma received her B.A. and Masters degrees from the College of William and Mary. A dedicated educator she taught in Poquoson, Hampton, and York County School Systems. She was also a dedicated genealogist with numerous books featuring early York County families. Thelma was proud to have been associated with: Colonial Dames of 17th Century, Historical Committee for York County, York County Order or Eastern Star, 52 year member of Comte de Grasse Chapter DAR, and a Life Member of Jamestown Society. She is survived by: Brother: Col. John Ironmonger (Joan), Son: Robert W. Hansford (Saundra) Grandsons: Robert, Christopher, Blair, Great Grandchildren: Sarah, Julian, and Jackson. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Virginia. Private memorial for immediate family at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to York County Rescue Squad. Read a Previous Article
|William Edward "Bill" Insley, Sr.|
William Edward “Bill” Insley Sr., 87, a native & lifelong resident of Poquoson, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 peacefully at home. He retired as an Ordnance Technician at Yorktown Naval Weapons Station; was a WWII Navy veteran; loved fishing, and enjoyed building houses and boats. Bill is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lucille Holloway Insley; a son,William E. Insley Jr. & wife, Linda; four daughters, Nancy Hunt, Carolyn Hicks & husband, Joel, Joyce Crandell & husband, Jim, and Susan Carpenter & husband, David Jr.; five grandchildren, Karen Hueschen & husband, Brian Hallon, Diana Hueschen, David Carpenter III, William E. Insley III, and William Hunt. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, 2:00 PM, at Hampton Memorial Gardens, Hampton, by Rev. Milford C. Rollins, with Navy honors. At other times the family will be at the home. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com . “Special thanks to his hospice nurses, Sam and Trisha, for all their care and support”. Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge of arrangements.
|Robert M. "Bob" Stewart, Sr.|
Robert M. “Bob” Stewart Sr., 74, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday,May 1, 2013.He was a native of Roanoke, grew up in Hampton, and has been a Poquoson resident since 1976. He retired as Supervisor in the Structures and Materials Lab at N.A.S.A. in 1996 after 37 years. Bob was a graduate of Hampton High School (1957) and Thomas Nelson Community College; was a Navy veteran; and faithful servant at Emmaus Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon, S. S.Teacher, and member of numerous committees. He was State Director of Navy M.A.R.S.; was an amateur radio enthusiast; loved reading, and fishing; and an avid Redskins fan. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and H.T. Stewart. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Judy G. Stewart; a daughter, Mary Lynn Reagan and husband, Jeff; a son,Robert M. Stewart Jr. and wife,Michele; six grandchildren, Joshua Campbell, Shannon Reagan, Trenton Reagan,Robert B. Stewart,Ryan Stewart, and James Stewart; and brother, Harry T. Stewart and wife,Bettye. The family will receive friends Friday, 7-8:30 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at the home. A graveside service will be held Saturday, 11:30AM, at Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery,Poquoson, by Pastor Dan Cromer,with Navy honors. A reception will follow at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Emmaus Baptist Church, 814 Yorktown Road, Poquoson,VA, 23662. Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com.
|Brandon Houston Love|
Brandon Houston Love, a native and lifelong resident of Poquoson, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the age of 16. He was a cherished member of the Poquoson community as well as the area soccer community. Brandon is survived by his parents, John and Stephanie Love; brothers and sister, CJ, Michael, and Miranda; and many grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 6-8 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A celebration of Brandon’s life will be held Thursday, 1:00 PM, at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Poquoson. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com.
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