York County and Poquoson Obituaries

Caleb Mark Welch
CWelch imageCaleb Mark Welch, 24, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. He was a native and lifelong resident of the peninsula. He graduated from Heritage High School in 2011. Caleb worked for Newport News Shipbuilding as a welding inspector for five years and was employed by ARCONIC for the last year. He was preceded in death by his father Mark Welch and is survived by his mother Kelly M. Welch; his sisters Casey Smith (Christopher) and Codee Hopkins (James), Eliza Jane Welch and brother Walker Welch; grandparents, Marcy and Bubba Myers and grandmother Brenda Welch; and his fiancé, Falan Gornik. He is also survived by his aunt Becky Myers; uncle John Welch (Cindy) nephews, Ronin, Brody and Richard Myers; and numerous cousins and family members and friends. A celebration of Caleb’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Daniel Simpson
DSimpson imageDaniel Simpson passed in peace at his home with family by his side on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Daniel was preceded in death by his daughter Bernadine S. Campbell. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Eleanor Simpson and a son, Blake Simpson and three delightful grandsons, Parker Campbell, Daniel Earl Simpson and Cooper Barrett Simpson. Daniel is also survived by a sister-in-law, Teresa Hintz and her husband Andy and a niece Carol Lewis. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Zion United Methodist Church by Rev. David Magruder. Interment will following in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church Building Fund. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
Inez Marie Larson Brewer
IBrewer imageInez M. Brewer, 84, a native of Beaverdale and resident of Johnstown for 62 years, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 in Poquoson, VA. She was a homemaker, and member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. Inez was preceded in death by her husband, Walter "Buddy” Brewer; parents, Sarah & Edward Larson; and sister, Sally Larson. She is survived by her son, Kevin Brewer & wife Ann of Seaford, VA; and sister, Clara Jean Hocker of Bedford, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Community Care, 1064 Loftis Blvd, Suite C-2, Newport News, VA, 23606. "Ann and Kevin would like to thank Richland Woods and Dominion Village for taking excellent care of Inez since Buddy passed in 2013. She loved to watch airplanes take off and land, but never had the opportunity to travel until now when she flies home to be entombed with Buddy.” Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and Henderson Funeral Home, Johnstown, are assisting with arrangements. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.
Curtis Donald Zupko
Zupco imageCurtis Donald Zupko, 54, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Curtis was born in Portsmouth, VA and moved to Newport News in 1981. He was the owner operator of Commonwealth Dry Wall of Virginia. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing pool and drinking his favorite drink, Jim Beam. He is survived by his mother, Liz Bowman of Florida; fiancé Melissa Dawn Collins; sister JoAnn Marie Allen (Barry) of Barhamsville; a brother Matthew James Zupko of Williamsburg and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 14, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends following the service.
James E. Crawford
James E. Crawford departed this life on September 1, 2017. Born in 1931 and a native of Missouri, he had resided in Hampton since 1968. He had worked at N.A.S.A. for 33 year. Survivors include a son, Timothy Crawford; a daughter, Lynn Crawford; and a grandson, Andrew Crawford. According to his wishes in lieu of flowers, donations may be made a favorite charity. All services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Carlton L. Henley
CHenley imageCarlton L. Henley, 70, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. He is survived by his wife Elsie and his children, Martha, William and Christopher. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, September 18, 2017 in Zion United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
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